The Nexus 7 is getting a larger, higher-resolution screen, and is expected to go on sale in July
We’ve already got two versions of the Nexus 7 tablet from Google, but the Nexus 8 with a larger screen and 64-bit processor could be set to arrive this summer.
The rumour mill is gaining speed with details about another Android tablet from Google. The Nexus 8 is thought to be the follow-up to the Nexus 7, and could be turning up within the next few months. The Nexus 8 will not be announced at Google’s I/O conference in June, but soon afterward in July.
It will be introduced with Android 4.5 and the I/O event will focus on new Google services. That’s according to Android Geeks, which cites an unnamed Dublin- based Google employee. The same source revealed that Google will no longer produce a 7in tablet, instead moving things up to 8in. This change would mean the Nexus 8 will closer rival devices such as the iPad mini, LG G Pad 8.3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0.
According to a Digitimes report, Google has once again partnered with Asus for the Nexus 8. The fi rm has built both Nexus 7 versions for the online search giant. This is despite being tipped to be partnering with LG for a Nexus 8 tablet. It’s unclear whether Android 4.5 will be a new version of KitKat, or whatever OS comes next.
Google will no longer produce a 7in tablet,moving things up to 8in
Meanwhile, Android Pit reports that the Nexus 8
will feature a 64-bit processor, following Apple’s lead with the iPhone 5s. It’s rumoured that Google will ditch Qualcomm and its reliable Snapdragon chips for Intel’s Moorefi eld processor, which is clocked at 2.33GHz and features a PowerVR G6430 GPU.