Asus Fonepad 8 a nuisance for Nexus 8

By Peter Chubb - Jun 2, 2014

The Nexus 7 is considered one of the best 7-inch tablets on the market because of its value for money and hardware, and over the past couple of years was the work of Asus. However, there are increasing rumors that the Nexus 7 3 will not happen, and in its place for 2014 could be the Nexus 8.

It is looking more likely that the Nexus 8 is a go and will be released later this year, and we might get to see it during Google I/O later this month. What’s more, it is evident that HTC could be manufacturing the Nexus 8, but Asus is not about to take this lying down because they have already countered this move by Google.

Bring on the Asus Fonepad 8, which is a tablet that also doubles as a smartphone, meaning you can also make calls. That is not all, there is also a 7-inch version as well, so it would seem that Asus has both bases covered.

Asus Fonepad 8

Now you might think that the Nexus 8 would have the edge because of rumors of a 64-bit chip being used, but the Asus Fonepad 8 specs boasts a 64-bit processor as well, which will not only take the fight to other Android handsets, but also tablets.

Asus Fonepad 8 vs. Nexus 8 – If this is true, then the Fonepad 8 could be a real nuisance for the Nexus 8, and the 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 CPU is just the start. However, we do have an issue with the 1GB of RAM, which seems a bit low when you consider rival tablets and smartphones are rocking around 2GB more, and no doubt the Nexus 8 will have it beat in this area as well.

Get a closer look at the Asus Fonepad 8 by watching the video below, and tell us if you think its specs will outperform the rumored Nexus 8.

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Asus Fonepad 8 a nuisance for Nexus 8

  • Bushbug

    Asus Fonepad 8″ is exciting BUT !!

    1 GB RAM is a deal killer. to capture market they need 2GB RAM AND ability to move Apps from Device to SD Card. I have 2013 Asus Fonepad 7″ & Google Nexus 7″ 32GB 4G/LTE. The ASUS Fonepad has advantage of phone capacity combined with great user interface but big problem in trying to move Apps to SD Card ( Including Downloaded Apps.).
    The Google Nexus 32 GB 4G/LTE is expensive, no SD expansion and lack of Voice Comms. Google Voice only operates in USA. I would not buy another. Then the Critics say use Viber or Skype but they are common to all and cannot substitute for Phone.