May, 08 2014


A new device by Google that seems to be in testing around the Mountain View campus, you say? How exciting! A recent Chromium bug report has tipped us off to the existence of an unknown Google device.

The report references “google/volantis/flounder” as the device’s build fingerprint, which lets us know that its codename is Flounder. If you know how Nexus codenames work, you’d know that the Google team has been exceptionally fond of fish and other water-bound creatures in the past. One variant of the Nexus 7 was codenamed Grouper and the Nexus 5 was codenamed Hammerhead in case you didn’t know.

The bug report doesn’t really give us much more meaningful information than that, though we imagine this could be the forthcoming Nexus 7 refresh or Nexus 8 introduction that is expected to go down at Google I/O this summer. There’s still no telling what we’re in store for when it comes to that, so we’ll just have to wait until more Googlers get a lot more careless and start leaking out more information (intentionally or otherwise).

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