DigiTimes: Google Nexus 8 in mid-2014, too many cheap 7in tablets

DigiTimes: Google Nexus 8 in mid-2014, too many cheap 7in tabletsThe Google Nexus 7 2013 still feels like a relatively new device, but we’re hearing that a Google Nexus 8 might follow in a matter of months.

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard the Google Nexus 8 name mentioned, though the logic here is slightly different than the previously touted iPad mini-punching rationale.

Credit here goes to good old DigiTimes, which in turn credits – yep, you guessed it – “sources from the upstream supply chain”.

The sources are saying that the Google Nexus 7 2013 is running scared due to an influx of wallet-friendly 7in tablets. The ever-growing army includes the Tesco Hudl (in the UK, at least) and the entry-level Amazon Kindle Fire, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite is expected to cost less than £100.

Rather than drop the price, Google is tipped to up the size, from 7in to 8in. That immediately takes it into iPad mini (7.9in) territory.

We’re told that Taiwanese manufacturer Asus is the front-runner for Google Nexus 8 production, having already churned out the Google Nexus 7 2012 and 2013.

A device thought to be the Google Nexus 8 was spotted on android.com last November, but was quickly airbrushed out of existence.

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