Asus could debut a new Nexus 8 tablet later this year, says a "supply chain" source close to Digitimes.
The tablet will reportedly debut sometime after February and could include . Perhaps coincidentally, the timing dovetails with Intel's recent statement that Bay Trail tablets would arrive in the second quarter.
As to why Google has shifted away from the Nexus 7 to a slightly larger form factor, the anonymous tipster points to a "weak" demand for the refreshed 7-inch tablet.
Without knowing any additional details, the logical time to introduce a new Nexus device would be at Google I/O. Although a date has not been determined for the 2014 conference we might look to May or June. Then again, Google is not above introducing a new product without much fanfare at all. The current Nexus 7 made its debut at a "Breakfast with Sundar" back in July 2013.
It's certainly worth pointing out that DigiTimes has a spotty track record and has missed the mark on more than one occasion. On the other hand, we've got Nexus 10 -- why not toss this tablet into the mix? In other words, don't be surprised to see names like Samsung, LG, or Qualcomm mentioned before things are over.about the next-gen
In the meantime, those looking for a pure Google experience in an 8-inch form factor should check out the.