Google is scheduled to conduct its annual Google I/O developer conference in June 2014 and is likely to release range of new devices. It is widely rumored that the company is expected to launch the much awaited smartphone, Nexus 8.
The Nexus 8 would be having a screen size of more than 8 inches manufactured by HTC, and is likely to replace the widely popular Nexus 7 manufactured by ASUS.
There is not much information available online about the Nexus 8, but Google’s event website is now displaying the image of an unknown tablet, which is anticipated to be the rumored Nexus 8.
The Nexus 8 may be equipped with an 8.9-inch display, which would enable it to compete with Apple’s iPad Mini, which has already made its presence felt in the small tablet space.
The Nexus 7 failed to impress the consumers as a result of price competition in that segment. Its sales have also been reportedly less than three million by the end of 2013, according to DigiTimes sources. The company is now making sure to avoid price being the only factor by launching a little larger device.
The rumored Nexus 8 is expected to be equipped with the latest and advanced components available on the market, and may also sport a high-resolution WQHD display.
The Google Nexus 8 tablet is widely rumored to be released sometime in the third quarter of 2014, and the Google I/O 2014 conference would be the best to launch the device. However, it is still not confirmed that the company will launch its new device next month.
It is also rumored that the Nexus 8 would be the last device in the Nexus line-up of devices by Google. The company is believed to be ditching the program upon the Android Silver Project. An LG device is supposed to be the first device in this new project having a Qualcomm MSM8994 chipset and 64-bit architecture.