Google is going to launch the Nexus 8 device in the month of July this year and is planning to retire Nexus 7 Tablet that has sold 3 million units. It is also expected that the Nexus 8 will be comng with the new Android Operating System that is the Android 4.5 (unnamed yet).
A Google Dublin employee said that his superiors have told him that Android 4.5 will be officially unveiled in July along with a new tablet, dubbed Nexus 8. He also confirmed for us that the I/O 2014 conference will focus on new services Google is planning to bring on the market. Our source also mentioned that Google will no longer develop a 7 inch Nexus tablet, because of the heavy competition on the segment. Instead, they will try to focus on the 8-inch segment, where they will have to face a smaller number of competitors – Said the employee.
In the earlier reports, sources suggested a few weeks ago that Google will launch an 8-inch Nexus tablet at the end of April with initial shipments of two million units. The same report also indicated that Google has once more chosen ASUS to be their partner in the development of the new stock Android-powered tablet.
The source didn’t suggest us more details about the device like when in July the device is going to be unveiled or any details about its hardware or software specifications. Google is not coming out any information of this next Nexus Tablet and all the information is kept under the roofs. Most probably this device will be coming with better specs than its predecessor and we can assume it to come at least with a quad core processor and a minimum resolution of 2560 x 1600 on it.
This new 8 inch tablet can be launched during Google I/O, a developer’s conference which will start from June 25th in San Francisco supported by launch of Nexus 10-2 and Android 4.5 along with them. More over this device will be directly in competition with Apple iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Pro Tab 8.4 and LG G Pad 8.3.
So will you get this device? Are you with or against stopping the Nexus 7 tablet? Stay tuned for more information and updates.