Nexus 8 is likely to replace the Nexus 7 line of devices starting in 2014.? Reports suggest that the tablet will boast an 8 inch display, Intel 64-bit CPU, 4 GB RAM, bigger internal storage and Android 4.5 OS.
ASUS Nexus 7 2014 featured LED-backlit IPS LCD display with full HD resolution and 323 ppi pixel density. Improvements to the display may include FHD or 2K resolution and higher ppi count. It may also have a newer version of Corning Gorilla Glass.
Google and LG are in good relationship based on their experience making Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. But Google also created Nexus tablets with ASUS and Samsung for the 7 inch and 10 inch, respectively. LG can be a good choice due to its experience making G Pad 8.3 but according to reports, ASUS would likely to continue on Nexus 8.
Latest reports from AndroidPit say that Google will use a 64-bit processor chip on Nexus 8 coming from Intel ? Moorefield CPU. Moorefield processor will also use a PowerVR G6430 graphics chip ?and ASUS is already agreed to use the upcoming chipset. ASUS the notable maker of Nexus 7 2013 and 2014 which likely to make Nexus 8 as well.
Moreover, 64-bit processor will also welcome a bigger RAM and assuming that Nexus 8 is powered by Moorefield, a 4 GB RAM of LPDDR3 at 800 MHz would likely be included. However, affordable tablets like the Nexus 8 won?t use such amount of RAM to keep its price reachable for the masses.
Moorefield processor also supports internal storage of up to 256 GB but unlikely to appear on Nexus 8. Google could simply upgrade the storage up to 64 GB available as a variant in addition to the 16 GB and 32 GB models. Nexus 7 tablets are currently available in three storage variants ? 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB. Although, increasing the capacity to 128 GB isn?t so bad after all since Nexus devices don?t support microSD cards.
Nexus 8 will run the same Android version of Nexus 6 but it depends which goes out first ? Android 4.5 or Nexus 6? Last year, Nexus 5 features Android KitKat then later appeared in Nexus 7 2014 via software update. But whichever comes first, Nexus 8 users are certain to get the newest Android version anyway.
Nexus 7 2014 is already packed with 3950 mAh battery unit and if there is any room for upgrade, probably around 4200 mAh on Nexus 8 due to slightly increase in size. Increasing the battery pack will also enable users to watch HD videos longer, enjoy more time playing games and longer periods of Web browsing.