Google Nexus 8 to be made by Asus with an Intel processor
Google reportedly working on an 8-inch Nexus tablet powered by Intel’s processor
A report suggests an 8-inch Google Nexus tablet is on the works. According to the source, Google will partner with Asus, with the latter being a manufacturing company in favor of Google. DigiTimes also reveals that the Nexus 8 could be powered by an Intel Bay Trail processor. News on an 8-inch Nexus is not something new, but now for the first time we hear something more than general suggestions.
DigiTimes is an accurate provider of juicy leaks especially regarding new tablet models. That’s why, most likely this news is true and we can actually see a new 8-inch tablet sometime in 2014. Probably the most interesting moment so far is the Intel Bay Trail processor. Most of the Android tablets on the market are powered by Qualcomm models and if the news on the 8-inch Nexus is true, it would be the first Google Play Edition tablet having a Bay Trail chip.
The information above originates from the upstream supply chain and the source claims the 64-bit Nexus 8 could arrive on the market in the middle of 2014. At the same time, there are some analysts who think a future Asus-made tablet is not likely to happen especially in the light of the good relationships between Google and its major manufacturing partner LG. So, can Google bring a new competitor to its LG-made products? Yes, a new Nexus by Asus is possible but since the sources supporting that are being described as distant and from the upstream supply chain, an 8-inch Asus Nexus 8 could be just one of the ideas currently being discussed between the partners.