The Nexus 8 is one of the most talked about Android tablets at the moment, as rumors of the 2014 Nexus 10 seems to have died down. Evidence of a Nexus 8 release seems to be building up, and it seems as though we could see the device announced very soon.
We recently reported on a sighting of the Nexus 8 and that it was set for its official unveiling at Google I/O later next month, but this turned out to be an early image of the Nexus 10. However, all is not lost because new evidence has come to light that talks about the Nexus 8, which is rumored to be have the test name flounder.
Okay, so this is not the kind of proof that we had hoped, but you can see from the image below that HTC will be producing the Nexus 8, which we pretty much knew and that it could come with a 64-bit processor.
Nexus 8 with 64-bit processor – Looking at the image, thanks to this computer community site, we can see that the Nexus 8 looks set to be powered by a 64-bit Nvidia Tegra ARM CPU, which would mean its OS would need to support this as well.
We cannot be certain, but recent rumors would suggest that the Nexus 8 would come with Android 4.5, and if we are to believe this latest news, then Android 4.5 would have to support 64-bit apps, which would mean Android app developers would have to start working on updates sooner rather than later.
However, seeing as though the Nexus 8 is likely to cost far less than some of its Samsung tablet rivals, one has to wonder if HTC and Google will use a 64-bit chip, as this could affect the Nexus 8 price, and in turn sales could also be affected if the upcoming tablet is overpriced.