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Google Nexus 8 To Come With 8.9-Inch Display, Release Date To Remain in July

We’ve already told you that Google might be working on a Nexus 8 tablet. Back in February we told you that Google will release the Nexus 8 along with Android 4.5 in July, citing a trusted source of ours. We still believe that to be true, but now digitimes has more information about the tablet and it seems like it’s going to feature an 8.9-inch display.

Unfortunately we don’t know if the rumor is true or not, but it seems a bit weird. An 8.9-inch tablet would be very close to the Nexus 10, which has a 10.1-inch display. Previously we thought that the Nexus 8 will replace the Nexus 7, but it seems like this isn’t the case.

If the Nexus 8 is really going to come with an 8.9-inch display, then we can probably forget about a 2014 Nexus 10.

Like we told you in our previous Google Nexus 8 Release Date and Rumors Roundup article, we believe it will be built by Asus, who also made the Nexus 7 tablets.

This year we’ll probably see tablets of all dimensions, ranging from 7 to 13 inches, as many companies are rumored to move from the standard dimensions.

The Nexus 8 is expected to come with high-end hardware and it should be priced somewhere between the Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 10. We believe it’s going to cost around $300 for a 32GB version and it should feature a 2.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, an Adreno 330 GPU, a 2K 1,440×2,560 pixels resolution display, along with an 8MP primary camera and a 2MP frontal one. I will also most likely come with WiFI b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and it will lack a microSD card slot, as no Nexus device has one.

Currently there aren’t many 8.9-inch tablets and we can only think of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, which has been very popular since its release. Google might want to compete with it, because the ~9-inch market isn’t very populated yet.

If this turns out to be true, Google might release the 2014 version of the Nexus 7 in September-October and they could ditch the Nexus 10.

If the Nexus 8 release date proves to be true, then we are only a few months away from it. We have been struggling to find more information about it and Android 4.5 lately, but we didn’t manage to yet.

  • E

    Stop spewing bullshit.
    ‘We believe that it might have 8.9 inch screen maybe. It is probably most likely to be expected In July.’
    Someone just pulled all of this right out their own ass and made an article about it.

    • Paul Henry

      You’re a jerk. Grow up and learn how to communicate with people in a civilized way.

    • It’s a rumor. So we’re telling you what the rumor says and what’s out take on it.

      There’s nothing sure about it and the title doesn’t trick you into that, so you should stop reading rumors if you don’t like them.