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HTC Volantis could be first Android Silver tablet

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The HTC Volantis could be the first Android Silver tablet, according to a new report.

Google is supposedly launching a new Android Silver project later this year that will see the search engine giant partnering with manufacturers to launch new devices with a specific set of specs.

According to notorious tech tipster, @evleaks, the HTC Volantis (an 8.9-inch tablet) could be one of the first Android Silver devices.

They posted an “HTC Volantis macro shot”, which doesn’t give much away but mentioned “Android Silver OS Alpha 1.4”.

The picture also mentions the codename Flounder, which was previously thought to be the reference name for the Google Nexus 8.

There were also some specs provided for the HTC Volantis, including a rather lovely 8.9-inch display that should ship with a 2560 x 1600p QHD resolution. Apparently it’s currently only at 1680×1050p.

Similar to the HTC One M8, the Volantis should ship with a silver aluminium body, but run on a 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor and a whopping 5GB of RAM. The latter, however, is “non-final” so you might see it launch with 2GB or 3GB of RAM come launch.

Other rumoured specs include 64GB of internal storage as standard and a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p full HD video recording capabilities.

The source did say that this rear camera may be boosted to 8-megapixels for the final retail version.

Rumour has it that the HTC Volantis should be available starting from Q4 2014, but hopefully HTC or Google will announce this tablet prior to that.

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