Google’s Next Gen Nexus 8 “Flounder” Device May Have Peeked Its Head Up In KitKat MR2

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News Posted: Fri, May 9 2014 10:24 AM
A couple of weeks ago, a rumor emerged that Google was collaborating with HTC on a new Nexus tablet with an 8-inch display. Further evidence has emerged that the two companies are working on--something--and it may very well be the aforementioned tablet.

XDA Developers found some code in the Android 4.4.3 (KitKat MR2) changelist that reveals a device made by HTC with the code name “Flounder”. The aquatic naming scheme fits with previous Google hardware.

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The Google Nexus 7 (pictured above) could be getting a big brother

There are no other identifying details available, so we’re making an assumption here, but it would certainly make sense, given previous rumors, that “Flounder” will be the Nexus 8 tablet.

There’s also a mysterious device in the changelog called “Molly”, manufactured by Google. That one’s more of a mystery, but one line in the code references a set-top box. Could it be that Google is making an Android-powered STB?
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"The aquatic naming scheme fits with previous Google hardware."


OK, when is someone going to do a line based on Animal House names? I want the "Blutto" 14-inch phablet!

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Dave_HH replied on Fri, May 9 2014 11:59 PM

Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son. LOL...

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MattSoule replied on Sat, May 10 2014 9:22 AM

Google is getting as bad as apple with all their different sized devices...

Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 8, Nexus 10...

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