We have long heard the rumors that Google could be working on new devices, like the Nexus 6 smartphone and a Nexus 8 tablet made by HTC. So far we’ve seen evidence of such devices pop up, although none of it can really be confirmed until Google makes the announcement.
However in the meantime, it has been spotted by Florian Kiersch that within Chromium’s source code, there have been references made to the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 8. The code reveals the name of both devices and refers to them as the Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 respectively, suggesting that these could be the final names of the devices.
Unfortunately apart from that not much else is known about either device, except for their names. Some have expressed their skepticism about either device, especially given how old the patches are, but at the same time this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors about the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 8, so it would not be a stretch of the imagination to think that either device is real.
That being said, Google I/O is a little over a month away and there is a good chance that we could be seeing the new devices announced then, but until we get the official word from Google, we suggest that you take it with a grain of salt for now, but check back with us at a later date for the details.
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