Nexus 6, 8 Release Date: New Nexus Phone Rumored to Be Dead, Nexus 8 Tablet Teased by HTC on Twitter

( [email protected] ) May 22, 2014 04:03 PM EDT
While the Nexus 6 is rumored to be dead, a tweet on HTC's official Twitter account raises the possibility the Nexus 8 will soon be revealed.

While the Nexus 6 is rumored to be dead, a tweet on HTC's official Twitter account raises the possibility the Nexus 8 will soon be revealed. 

The world was recently introduced to an HTC tweet on Monday promoting an unnamed device. The tweet cryptically stated, "more beautiful curves coming soon." On the bottom, there was a quotation from Victorian-era English poet Edward George-Bulwar Lytton that read, "In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves."

Although Google technically owns the Nexus 8, it has been rumored the device is actually designed by HTC -- suggesting the possibility of outsourcing.  This latest tweet seems to support this rumor.

The actual meaning of the quote remains a mystery, but there is the possibility that it is a response to rival Apple's past association with the arts. Perhaps, HTC is trying to appeal to the art and media clique with this announcement. Then again, this observation is solely based on speculation.

Another rumor circulating is that the Nexus 8 may be making its first appearance at the upcoming Google I/O conference in June. Fan should practice cautious optimism, however, as the recently rumored Nexus 6 cancellation demonstrates.  The Nexus 6 is believed to be the last in the Google Nexus line, and was subject to much hype and speculation in past months.

Last Friday, @evleaks tweeted that the Nexus 6 was gone, and said "farewell" to the highly-anticipated device.  If true, the demise of the Nexus 6 means that Google is going straight to developing the next-gen Android Silver line. The tweet has had a profound effect on fans, with emotions ranging from puzzlement to dismay.  A few individuals questioned the allegation, claiming it to be false. Others raised concerns that the Android Silver line will be more expensive than the Nexus series.

Google has not offered an explanation, let alone confirmed the existence of the Nexus 6 mobile device. Perhaps, the tech giant is letting rumors wither away on the vine. There is also the possibility that Google is deciding to prioritize research on a more promising device that will use the next-gen Snapdragon 810 processor.

If that is true, then it makes perfect sense that Google is placing more attention on the Android Silver. The only question left is the price tag. It has been rumored the Android Silver is being targeted at the high-end market. In fact, we may very well see a sharp rise in prices across the board for all Google-offered mobile devices, as newer and faster processors are being implemented.  So, a good advice to more economically-minded users is that it may be time to start switching brands.