The Nexus 8 was in the rumor mill a lot lately, as details about it have started pouring in. Now, new information suggests the device will come bundling Intel’s new 64-bit Atom chip processor. Well, like it was unexpected. In late February, we told you the upcoming Nexus tablet to come out of Google was expected to arrive at the I/O 2014 developer conference set to take place between 25 and 26 of July.
At the same event, Google is expected to announce the next build of Android, version 4.5, but the report didn't make it clear whether the next Nexus 8 will come bundling the new OS or not. Even though it makes sense it will.
The Nexus 8 is actually the successor of 2013’s Nexus 7 tablet. Information coming out of Asia via sources familiar with the matter claims Google is being forced to abandon the manufacturing of 7-inch tablets, a decision prompted by disappointing sales in the Nexus 7 2013 department.