Google could officially announce a new Nexus 8 tablet, equipped with Android 4.5 sometime in summer.

Recently, Google’s Sundar Pichai has announced the official dates of Google I/O 2014 event. Unlike 2013, the seventh edition of the developer conference will be commencing in June instead of May.

Occasionally, the Mountain View group meet with developers to talk about the new innovations in their platforms and technologies, but also reserves some surprises for users.

Among these surprises, Google will reportedly release the Nexus 8 tablet, running Android 4.5. The news is coming directly from an insider in Dublin.

According to reports, the search engine giant has plans to hold a conference in July as they did last year when the Chromecast and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean were announced. This year, it could the most-rumored tablet, Nexus 8 and the next update to Android platform.

To make this happen, Google seems to have partnered again with ASUS. The Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company has already led to the launch of Nexus 7 (both first and second generations).

As of now, there’s no reliable information about the hardware specifications, except a display of 8 inches diagonally. It appears Google has shifted its focus on the 8-inch to avoid already saturated segment of 7-inch tablets.

Lately, that being said that the Nexus 8 could debut sometime in April, and due to the reliability of the source, that rumor has indeed loosen credibility.

Furthermore, it will likely have an Intel processor tagged with a very competitive price – maybe below $250 – at least for the base model.

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