Google’s annual I/O conference is set to take place a month from now and we expect to see new hardware at the event including a Nexus 8 tablet made by HTC.
The new tablet’s development has very much been kept behind locked doors by HTC, but a tablet with the likes of Nexus 8 was spotted in a header image on the Google I/O webpage, with the catchphrase, “Let’s Break Stuff.”
The mystery tablet may very much be nothing but a newer version of Nexus 7 but it looks quite different from it.
From the likes of it, we may consider it to be something that Google and HTC have been working on for some time now – the perfect replacement for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.
The Digitimes reported as the new tablet to be coming with an eight inch screen as compared to its earlier rumors of an 8.9 inch screen and its status of being a competitor to the I Pad mini.
The Nexus 8 is rumored to have a Q3 release and undoubtedly, the Google I/O conference would serve the purpose best, as this may be the last Model in the Nexus series, as Google might end the series to take up the Android Silver Project and Google Play Editions; the company already feels that they have taken up a strong foothold in the Android market; hence the allayed aggression to other competitors.
The Nexus 8 would be the direct competitor to the I Pad Mini. It can be assumed that in coming up with the Nexus 8, Google is rechanneling its energy to slug it out with Apple in the compact the tablet market.
Although Nexus 7 had poor commercial showing, Nexus 8 is a great step ahead, as it will be powered by the Bay Trail-T CPU platform from Intel – and if it rolls out in market in the latter half of 2014, it could well be running on Kit-Kat 4.4.2 or later and prove to be a worthy opponent to the minuscule Apple tablet.