So a couple of months back, we heard rumors about the Volantis, the rumored HTC-made Google Nexus 8.9 tablet. Well, another device from the search engine giant has appeared on the benchmarking site GFXBench, under the name Google Nexus Foo. Curious? Let’s check it out, shall we?
The Curious Case of the Google Nexus Foo
From what we can gather, the codename (or that could very well be its real name) is probably a play on “Google-fu”, a slang term for one’s Google skills.
The eagle-eyed folks down at PhoneArena broke this bit of curious Google related news first, but just how curious is this case? First off, the device is said to have a 10.3-inch 1920 x 1080 display – but no touchscreen! And this has led many a tech reporter to assume that the Nexus Foo may be a laptop. It will reportedly have a 1.9 GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core processor with a matching Tegra GPU, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage. It doesn’t have a rear camera, but it does have WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity listed as features. No GPS, gyroscope, NFC, or proximity sensors and radios either. So yeah, those are all indicative of a laptop instead of your typical Android slate.
The other curious thing about the Google Nexus Foo is its operating system. GFXBench lists Android KKWT, otherwise known as Android Wear, as the device’s OS. Yep, Android Wear on a 10.3-inch device, ladies and gentlemen.
So what is it and when can we expect it?
Some have speculated that the Google Nexus Foo may be another form of Android Wear. Imagine where you’d need a 10.3-inch screen. If you said, “My dashboard,” then you may be onto something there. Or perhaps this is a developer’s device. This could very well be a giant Android wall clock and we won’t know for sure until we get a hold of more details about it.
In the meantime, what do you think? Could this be a giant Android wall clock? Tell us in the comments below. If you want to know more about it, or see its page on the aforementioned benchmarking site, then simply click on the links below.