Google Nexus 8 tablet expected in July with 64-bit Intel CPU inside

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Nexus-8Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The time we know nothing for sure vis-à-vis Google’s Nexus plans, so we voice our wildest fantasies, fueled by questionable reports and “word from the inside”.

An outlandish Nexus 6-centric rumor recently popped up, suggesting the next-gen “pure Google phone” may pack 64-bit 8-core power thanks to an unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, and now it’s N8’s turn to make the rounds in idyllic, imaginary form.

Oh, by the way, isn’t it a little silly to start drafting up hardware scenarios for a tablet that Big G never confirmed was in the works? I certainly think so, but I’m probably old-fashioned. Either way, the folks over at Android Pit claim to have it on good authority the Nexus 8 is indeed real, due for a formal intro in June or July, and, get this, poised to carry a 64-bit quad-core Intel processor beneath its hood.

That’s all fine and dandy, but said Intel CPU, codenamed Moorefield, is, as per its manufacturers’ statements, only bound for a commercial release in Q4 2014. Of course, they may have been playing us when issuing the ETA, yet it’s far more likely the Nexus 8-related gossip is a bunch of malarkey.

After all, why would Google want to abandon a fairly fruitful partnership with Qualcomm? Also, let’s think about it a little. Do you prefer the next Nexus slate to be cheap and target the mid-range market, or rock cutting-edge specs and cost an arm and a leg? Exactly.

Via [Android Pit]

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