It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to talk about a new Nexus device. Over the past several months, since the release of the Nexus 5, we’ve heard rumors on everything from a new Nexus 8 tablet coming out eventually, to a new Nexus 10 making an imminent appearance, to Google ending the Nexus program altogether. You can file today’s information under new Nexus in the works — if you use your imagination a bit.
Spotted by Myce, what appears to be an interesting new hardware codename has made an appearance in the Chromium issue tracker. The name is “Flounder” and there’s several good reasons as to why it might be a new Nexus device. Every Nexus device in the past, from the Galaxy Nexus to the Nexus 5, has used a codename associated with fish. Which would make Flounder fit right in. Also tied to the name Flounder is “volantis.” Volantis (GoT reference?) is also listed as a device. We’re not quite sure what to make of that yet.
The usual take this with a grain of salt disclaimer applies here, but with a Nexus 10 refresh long overdue and Google I/O right around the corner we can’t help but get a little excited. It might turn out to be nothing, but be on the lookout for Flounder in the coming weeks. Who knows what might pop-up.