Rumor has it that Android Silver is going to be the next big thingl and LG has also indicated that the Nexus is not in the pipeline anytime soon, this has left the Google Nexus Phone line with an uncertain future.
It is not confirmed if a Nexus Phone is in existence, but there is information that there is a Nexus Tablet manufactured by HTC and will be called HTC’s Volantis. The tablet most probably has an 8.9” display and the features, specs and pricing are not yet finalized. The image that has been seen of the tablet does not look like the final device that will be launched.
This information may just be true as the buzz has been around for a long time. It is also said that the tablet is referred to as the Nexus 9. But that is likely to change before it comes into the market. Here are some of the features that are possibly going to be a part of the tablet:
- 8.9” display and the resolution is going to be 2048*1440
- RAM space: 2GB
- Options of 16/32 GB of internal storage
- NVIDIA Logan 64-bit processor
- Aluminium zero gap construction
- 8MP main camera and 3MP from camera
- Front facing speakers.
When one tries to closely analyse the look of the tablet, it shows resemblance to the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and maybe even the iPad mini. What sets it apart are the signature from facing speakers. The tablet does have an aluminium zero gap construction, but it does not particularly look like that. Given the specification, it can be assumed that the screen real estate is lost to the software NAV buttons and the status bar. These kinds of assumptions and generalizations can be made on the basis of the other tablets that circle around the same specifications.
There are some prices that have also been assumed to the Tablet, it could cost anywhere between $350 to $400 with an internal storage of 32 GB. LTE Connectivity should be available at an extra cost. But pricing is a factor that can change rapidly by the time it releases.
The prices assumed are a little higher than the Nexus 7, but it is also known that the hardware that this new creation will be packed with is much better in terms of quality. Also, there might be a launch of a few official accessories that will be best compatible with the tablet. This device is most likely to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2014.
It buzz has it that the Nexus 6 was cancelled because of the Android Silver program, so one has to keep a keen eye on any other information that comes along about the Nexus series. There are a few other rumours around the Volantis like it is already made and the hardware exists and is being totted around by many at the Google premise. A contradictory piece information is that the Android Silver is not going to be out any time before 2015, so it is possible that Google is prepping up a Nexus device to launch the new version of the operating system.
The specs of this new Tablet are like a wish list to many. If this one is to be true, then it is going to be a marker grosser whenever it is launched.