Android 4.4.3 Changelog reveals HTC-made Nexus device codenamed Flounder and a Google set top box codenamed Molly

HTC has been long rumored to be prepping a tablet and recent reports suggest that the firm will be joining hands with Google to announce a Nexus tablet sometime this year. As per the latest reports there appears to be some solid proof for the existence of the purported HTC Nexus 8 tablet. Those at Myce have spotted a new device bearing the codename Flounder in the Chromium issue tracker that does not reveal any other information.

Google Nexus 8 mock-up

However, it confirms that the search engine giant is prepping a new Nexus device that should be unleashed later this year.

Adding more credibility to this report, folks at XDA have managed to come up with more details pertaining to the alleged device. They have dug into the AOSP source code and have found a couple of mentions of Flounder in the Android 4.4.3 KitKat MR2 changelog. The changelog also reveals that the device will be manufactured by Taiwan based HTC tipping that it could be the long-rumoured HTC Nexus 8 tablet.

Besides the rumors pertaining to HTC Nexus 8 tablet, Google is also said to be working on an Android TV based set top box codenamed Molly. This was also revealed by the Android 4.4.3 changelog on AOSP and it is claimed to be the Google's upcoming Android TV, which is a redesigned effort meant for the televisions and other related gadgets. Details about Android TV got leaked last month.

As of now, there's no other information pertaining to the Molly have surfaced and other mentions in the changelog include Bernote, allegedly the remote for Molly tipping that the latter is an Android TV device of some sort.