The long cherished Nexus 8 tablet device had been making waves all over the internet over the past few months. The purported device was rumored to be launched back in 2013, but now new details have started pouring in.
The possible rumored launch date of Google Nexus 8 is expected to be somewhere around July time frame.
Even though the launch date is yet to be verified, the 8-inch tablet could possibly pack Intel's 64-bit Atom chip processor.
In the latest development, sources close to AndroidPit have revealed that the upcoming Nexus 8 tablet will be powered by Intel based chipset, instead of regular Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The shift in the strategy is not known, but it appears that after the failure of Nexus 7, Google is not in a mood to take any more chances.
According to the report, the tablet is expected to arrive with Intel's latest generation 64-bit "Moorefield" processor based on 22nm 3D transistor that might be clocked at 2.3GHz for all cores ( quad-core). The chipset supports LTE connectivity, which allows device makers to launch tablets/ smartphones with LTE-A.
Just for the reminder, Intel has already announced multi-year agreements with Lenovo, ASUS and Foxconn to expand the availability of Intel-based mobile devices. So, it simply means that Asus must to looking forward to the partnership.
Let's not forget that Asus sells tablet devices under its own brand name, besides Nexus 7 tablet. The Nexus product line is a joint venture where Google selects an OEM vendor based upon certain criteria. It may not necessarily mean that Nexus 8 will be powered by Intel-based chipset.
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