Mythical Nexus 8 May Arrive With an Intel Chipset

By Gary Cutlack on at

The long-rumoured Nexus 8, which many people see as the next logical tablet move for Google, could arrive this year, with supply sources suggesting it might even be powered by an Intel processor.

The rumour comes via DigiTimes, the occasionally right and occasionally wrong tech site, so feel free to believe or dismiss this as you see fit. The site claims fierce competition from budget tablets is undermining sales of the 2013 Nexus 7, so a larger device would be a differentiator -- and a way to keep prices nice and high.

The site's source claims Asus is likely to be the maker, and may even be sticking an Intel Bay Trail-T chipset inside the larger tablet. Mid-2014 is the vague arrival date of the eight. [DigiTimes via Techradar]