It seems it’s time for the rumor mill to switch its focus on the Google Nexus 8. The alleged tablet was spotted last year on Google’s website and was removed, and we’ve heard a few rumors since then about its launch.
“Google has decided to push an 8.9-inch Nexus tablet for 2014, showing that the Internet giant is starting to shift its focus to larger-size applications,” Digitimes said.
They further said, “The 8.9-inch Nexus is Google’s first tablet project for 2014. With a screen big enough to compete in the large-size tablet segment, and with low cost and mobility, Digitimes Research expects the Nexus tablet to help prompt other brand vendors to turn to the large-size tablet segment, which only currently accounts for 30% in overall tablet shipments.”
The details about its specifications are scarce, but rumors suggest it will be powered by a Intel’s’ new quad core 64-bit Moorefield chipset and should come with Android 4.5 as its operating system. Other details about what it could bring are still unknown, but it’s safe to assume that Google will introduce top-of-the-line specifications with the tablet.
The tablet is rumored to launch in July, which is usually the time when Google launches its new tablets. They launched the Google Nexus 7 in July, so it could be correct. But, don’t forget that the report surfaced from Digitimes which has a sketchy track record when it comes to rumors, so we’ll advise a proper amount of salt to digest this rumor.
We’ll update you as soon as more information comes up.