Google Nexus 8 release date will supposedly arrive sometime in this July with Android 4.5 Lollipop, replacing the Nexus 7 tablet and targeting a less competitive segment of the mobile market with its big screen. With the 7-inch sector particularly flooded, it seems that Google would rather compete with the iPad Mini, LG G Pad and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
It was originally speculated that Google will reveal the next generation of its Android operating system, dubbed as 4.5 Lollipop in June at its annual I/O Conference together with the rumored tablet Google Nexus 8.
The search engine giant announced the first and second generation of Nexus 7 in July 2012 and July 2013, respectively. Grapevine claimed that Google Nexus 8 will sport a higher price tag because of the larger screen display as well as improved specs and features. Reports stated that Google was working closely with Taiwanese manufacturer HTC in creating the 8-inch tablet.
Google was reportedly working on giving the Android 4.5 a major face-lift. Rumors added that Google will also give its web apps alteration based on the leaked photos which emerged last week showed how Android 4.5 may look like. If rumors are to be believed Google will make its mobile icons to resemble with web icons.
The much-rumored Nexus 8 may come with 8.9-inch body and 2K resolution and sport a much better hardware to fare with the leading tablets. Android 4.5-running device is expected to boast an Intel Bay Trail chip, unlike the Qualcomm processors in many of Nexus handsets. The timing is just right as Intel’s CEO said Bay Trail-powered Android tablets would be unleashed around mid-2014, according to Digital Trends.
Nexus 8 have so far included Asus, LG and HTC. Asus has built the previous Nexus 7 devices and LG has built two Nexus Smartphones. In April, reports suggested that Asus gave the opportunity to build the Nexus 8 to HTC. Nexus 8 features and release date are not yet confirmed by Google, but it is slated to be a high-end device, with a price tag of around $300.