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Google plans to launch Nexus 8 with 64-bit processor

Google plans to launch an 8-inch tablet at june 25 or 26, dubbed the Nexus 8, to complement its current Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 offerings, as per a Times of India report . It is popped up when a mysterious “flounder” device was spotted in some Google code. Also, the 8-inch tablet will launch with initial shipments of two million units.

It comes with mention of both a 32-bit and a 64-bit CPU and device will be Tegra-based. But now, it is expected that Google will hit 64 in order to take on the iPad Mini, which packs Apple’s A7 64-bit chip. The price of the tablet is still undisclosed because design and specs of the Nexus 8 are relatively unknown.

Rhoda Alexander from research firm IHS Technology told to CNET that “Nexus 8 will pack a high-resolution 8.9-inch screen that would at least match the 2560×1600 pixels on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. That would give it a pixel density of 339PPI, which is a little higher than the 323PPI found on the Nexus 7 2013, according to Roda Alexander

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Also, it will be equipped with two back cameras, infrared depth sensors and advanced software that can capture precise three-dimensional images of objects, according to the Wall Street Journal report.

Earlier, Google has launched Nexus 10 in November 13, 2012 and Nexus 7 in July 26, 2013.

According to Google Dublin Employee “Nexus 8 will be released in July 2014, shortly after Google I/O – Google’s annual event that focuses on software rather than hardware.”

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