Google might come up with an 8-inch Nexus 8 tablet in the next two months, Digitimes reported on Friday, citing reliable people in the supply chain.
The Software giant has been planning to replace its 7-inch Asus made Nexus tablet by launching an all new Nexus 8 tablet device.
To avoid any price clash with existing 7-inch tablets available in the market, Google will release a slightly bigger tablet by the end of April with an initial shipment of 2 million units.
Further, according to Digitimes, Google will likely to continue its partnership with Asus for the Nexus 8.
It is largely believed that the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet manufactured by Asus has been facing stiff competition from the likes of low-cost Android-powered tablets flooded in the market.
Therefore, Google has taken a decision by coming up with an 8-inch size Nexus tablet instead of a standard 7-inch display.
Google sold lesser than 3 million units of Nexus 7 past year, which shows that the device failed to click with consumer sentiments.
Moreover, with the rise of 5-to 6-inch phones, the traditionally accepted 7-inch tablet form factor is loosening ground.
No details with regards to the internal hardware has been provided by Digitimes. Going by previous reports, the Nexus 8 will likely to be powered by Intel's Bay Trail instead of Qualcomm chipset used in the Nexus 7 (2013) tablet. The report also stated that LG, Samsung and Lenovo are unlikely to win orders to produce Nexus 8 hardware.
Back in November 2013, Google Nexus 8 tablet device was accidently revealed in Android 4.4 Kitkat promotional materials as seen on the website. Later, Google had to change the image to a Nexus 7.
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