Things are precipitating in the hotly debated Nexus 8 story. Even if the device hasn't been confirmed yet, its physical presence seems to be immanent at Google’s I/O event scheduled to take place this week.Just a few hours ago, we were taken by surprise by a leak detailing the specifications of this mysterious tablet, which has been said to be manufactured by HTC.
Now, Google is starting to give signs it wants to get rid of the remaining Nexus 7 tablets in stock of the Google Play Store as soon as possible. Apparently, more room is needed.
So if you are a US resident and you’re looking to pick up a 16GB Nexus 7, now is the perfect time to do so. And to make the purchase even sweeter, Google is throwing in a 3-month free subscription to All Access music streaming service for the next three months.
In order to take advantage of the offer, customers are invited to purchase the Nexus 7 (2013) until September 30. The tablet sells for $229 / €169 and is considered to be one of the best 7-inchers around.
The promotion applies only to US residents who have signed up for a Google Play unlimited account. And who knows, you might really come to enjoy the service and continue paying the $9.99 / €7.36 a month it takes to keep it active.
Anyway, in other parts of the world like Australia, the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi and LTE is out of stock from the Google Play Store, another indication that Google is moving things around in order to accommodate the new Nexus 8.
Alternatively, there’s a slight possibility that Google is clearing the inventory in order to push a third-gen Nexus 7 tablet, which has been rumored at some point. The device could be manufactured by ASUS. Or it could come sporting an 8.9-inch screen just like the rumored HTC version.
At this point, we can’t really tell. The Nexus 8 tablet has been a hotly debated piece of technology, especially since we couldn't agree on its specs.
The new leak annuls earlier reports saying the tablet will take advantage of Intel’s Moorefield 64-bit chip or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 64-bit platform.
In an interesting twist of events, HTC Volantis (as it has been called in the media) will come equipped with an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip and will offer a capable resolution 2048 x 1440 pixels (281 ppi).
So, will you wait for the new Nexus, or go ahead and take advantage of the promotion Google is offering?