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Google Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 Tablet Spotted, Release Date Near?

May 14
12:03 AM 2014

The Nexus program has been a successful Google investment throughout the years. Likewise, it has become a subject of interest aside from the company's Android updates. The last device to be released under the program was the Nexus 5. According to recent information, Google may be ready to follow this up with two new Nexus devices - the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 8. 

According to a report by BGR, Android consumers have been wondering about the upcoming devices from Google. There has also been much speculation about the naming scheme of Google with respect to the sizes of the devices.  This 2014, analysts expect Google to release an 8.9-inch premium tablet that can come off as the Nexus 8 or the Nexus 9. The upcoming Nexus 6, on the other hand, will take after the LG G3. 

Whereas many people speculated what devices Google will be releasing under the Nexus program, Chromium Code Review may have spotted the devices. According to a report by the SmartDroid.de, Carsten Knobloch and Florian Kiersch may have spotted the Nexus 8 and the Nexus 6 devices in Chromium Code Review. While the sighting lacked details, there has not been a major lead about the Nexus devices until Chromium. 

The listing also suggests that Google may have selected the names for its upcoming devices. Chromium Issue Tracker, on the other hand, suggested that a recent Google listing hints a possible HTC-developed Nexus slate. The device may double as an Android TV but people will have to wait until Google releases an official announcement about the device's dual functionality. 

Previously, Nexus devices were labeled at "manta" and "hammerhead" just like sea creatures. This time, the spotted listed device was labeled as "flounder." Some analysts believe that there is too much coincidence in the names of the devices that Google may have started testing a new Nexus device already. 

The tech giant will be holding its Google I/O event this June. If the company can work out the device within the month then people should know more about it during the conference.

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