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Nexus 8 could feature a 64-bit Intel processor

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Google Nexus 8 tablet
Recent reports claim that Google's new slate will arrive in July, packing a 64-bit Intel Moorefield processor clocked around 2.3 GHz and PowerVR G6430 graphics.

Google should announce Android 4.5 at the I/O 2014 developer conference in late June, next to the successor of its Nexus 7 tablet released back in 2013 but, according to the latest leaks, the Nexus 8 may come with a big surprise.

Previous rumors regarding this slate's hardware setup mentioned a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip but now it looks like Google may choose a chip coming from the world leader in the CPU manufacturing, Intel.

According to recent inside information reported by AndroidPit, the Google Nexus 8 will be powered by a 64-bit Intel Moorefield processor with a top speed around 2.33 GHz and a solid PowerVR G6430 GPU. The tablet could become available for purchase a few weeks after the Google I/O event and most chances are to come loaded with Android 4.5 or to receive it as an update soon after that.

All the above should be taken with a (very large) grain of salt because Google did not mention anything about switching from Qualcomm to Intel, but everything's possible. Time will tell and we will be there to bring you the news as soon as possible.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-03-11 (Update: 2014-03-11)