More traces of the tablet Google develops with HTC can be found in the Android source code. The tablet codenamed Volantis, likely to be released as the Nexus 8 appears to be in full development. The device is powered by a Nvidia Tegra K1 64-bit SoC and many of the code changes that lately have been made, are related to that chip. The Tegra K1 SoC uses Nvidia’s Denver architecture which is 64-bit ARM based.
Besides the work on the SoC, there is also some activity related to the Volantis in a project called Keymaster which appears to be already part of Android but apparently needs to be refactored for the 64-bit chip.
Volantis should have an excellent performance thanks to the Nvidia chip as the company promises PC like performance. The tablet was expected to be released on Google I/O in June this year. A now more likely release date is together with the release of Android L, Google’s latest OS that’s currently in developer preview.