Google’s next-generation Nexus tablet, which was recently discovered as Volantis/Flounder in Google code and which is believed to be made by HTC, will apparently have a 64-bit processor, Myce says, suggesting that the Nexus 8 will pack a new NVIDIA Tegra system on chip (SoC).
The publication has spotted Flounder again in a conversation between developers, where a reference to a 64-bit ARM processor for Flounder is also found. A previous report suggested that the Nexus 8 will have a 64-bit SoC made by Intel.
Meanwhile, previous Nexus 8 traces spotted in similar developer posts appear to have been deleted, Myce says.
The discussion about changes in source code mentions Volantis and Flounder without revealing any useful details to potential Nexus 8 tablet buyers.
Meanwhile, Google is going to reveal more details about its Android plans at its annual I/O developers conference that kicks off in late June. It’s not clear whether the Nexus 8 tablet will be unveiled at the event or later. A previous rumor said that Google’s tablet will launch this summer alongside a new Android OS version.
Recent reports have indicated that Google may not launch a Nexus 6 smartphone this year, as it prepares to make the transition from Nexus and Google Play edition handsets to the Android Silver program.
In addition to a new Nexus tablet, Google is believed to be working on a new entertainment device based on Android, which could also be demoed soon. Such a device has also been discovered in Google code, dubbed as Molly.
A screenshot showing the new Flounder mention follows below.