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Nexus 8 release date set for July with 64-bit Intel processor and Android 4.5

Nexus 8 release date set for July with 64-bit Intel processor and Android 4.5

Nexus 8 will rival iPad mini Retina with 64-bit chip and Android 4.5 this summer

We've got two versions of the Nexus 7 tablet from Google but the Nexus 8 could be set to arrive this summer with a 64-bit processor.

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 afterwards 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 like 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 firm 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 the next letter, L.

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 Moorefield which is clocked at 2.33GHz and features a PowerVR G6430 GPU.

That's some juicy information about the Nexus 8 which seemed to make an appearance on Google's KitKat website back in November last year (main image).

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