For quite awhile now, we’ve heard rumors regarding the upcoming Nexus 8 tablet from Google. Not only that, but we continue to hear rumors regarding HTC being the manufacturer of the device.

According to sources from the unnamed “upstream supply chain”, Google will partner with HTC for their new Nexus tablet, the Nexus 8. The tablet will reportedly launch in Q3, which coincides with most other rumors on this topic.

While HTC making a Nexus tablet would be incredible for users, many have strong doubts. In the past, Nexus devices of all kinds have been very budget-friendly. Though not necessarily a bad thing, these devices cut corners in the hardware department. Most are soft-touch plastic, and don’t have many outstanding features, hardware-wise. The way HTC has been losing money, could they really take the chance to invest in a tablet that most likely won’t make a huge profit? Probably not, but only time will tell.

Source: DigiTimes

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  1. Frankly I would be all about HTC building the Nexus 8. I simply do not understand why people keep dumping on HTC. Their products are well thought out and last forever. I still have a HD2 and a Sensation that work perfect. The very fact that google has just let HTC fall on it ass when it was getting sued by Apple just rightly pissed me off. Then there’s this bitching about the soft plastic on the back of the Nexus 5 I just don’t understand. I love it as it makes holding the 5 much easier than say anything Sammy makes. Hell I would be at the store right now buying a M8 if it had the soft back like the Nexus 5 and 7. Instead it’s made of slick aluminum. Atleast HTC finally brought back the sdcard.

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