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More proof of upcoming HTC Nexus: Flounder gets WiFi certification

Adding even more evidence to the HTC Nexus' rumored existence, the tablet has now reportedly received Wifi certification.
August 25, 2014
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We’ve already heard more than one rumor claiming HTC is gearing up to release the next Nexus tablet, which is expected to have a high-res display somewhere between 8 and 9-inches in size and a premium metal chassis. Most recently we learned a few more details about the specs, including a report that the device will be powered by a Tegra K1 with 4GB of RAM.

If all the rumors prove correct, the HTC Nexus tablet is proving to be quite a specs monster, though it is also believed to be priced at least a little higher than its predecessor, the Nexus 7 (2013). Still have doubts that the HTC Nexus is really heading our way? New evidence surfaced over the weekend that pretty much removes all shadow of a doubt that the HTC Nexus is happening.


The latest ‘proof’ comes from to us from a Wi-Fi Alliance certificate. The certification is for an HTC tablet with the model number 0P8210000, which is denoted as running Android L and its “Firmware Version” information mentions aosp_flounder. For those not in the know, Flounder is one of the codenames associated with HTC’s rumored Nexus tablet. Doesn’t get any more cut and dry than that, folks.

Of course, nothing is official until Google and HTC say it is, and so speculation is still advised. We also have no word on when the tablet will be announced or start shipping, though it seems pretty obvious that the device will debut alongside the final release of Android L. What do you think of the HTC Nexus based on what we currently know? Excited, or would you rather have seen a new 7 or 10-inch Nexus? Let us know in the comments!