64-bit Nexus 8 spotted again despite Google's Android Silver plans

64-bit Nexus 8 spotted again despite Google's Android Silver plansLast we heard anything about the Nexus 8 tablet, a reportedly indifferent Big G had tapped up HTC to do the hard work and was planning to launch the thing in Q3.

Since then, however, we've had word of Android Silver, the Google project that will replace the whole Nexus thing next year – and presumably was the reason for Google's reported indifference about the Nexus 8 in the first place.

So that's it for the Nexus 8, then? Er, no actually. Following a mysterious reference to a device labelled “flounder” in some Chromium code earlier this month, another entry has popped up to yield still more details.

According to Myce, the source behind both leaks, the Nexus 8 will be powered by Intel Tegra-based silicon, and will come in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours – the latter a move to counter Apple's 64-bit iPad mini.

So when will it appear? One obvious possibility is Google I/O, which takes place on 25 and 26 June. But considering we've had hardware hopes dashed before by Google I/O, we'll be keeping cool about this one for now.

Especially since the rise of Android Silver continues to cast real questions over whether we'll be getting any further Nexus action at all. Either way, Google will hopefully reveal more about Android Silver and Nexus in a month's time.

Via TechRadar

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