Rumors suggest Intel-powered Nexus 8 could arrive this year

The Nexus family of devices from Google has been pretty solid offerings in the past, and for sure Google is not going to quit the hardware market either. We now have heard whispers of an Intel-powered Nexus 8 that might arrive sometime later this year, although you can more or less classify this under the “rumors” section for now. 

Seeing its second-generation Nexus 7 demand has been impacted by competitors’ low-price 7-inch tablets, Google is planning to turn its focus to the 8-inch model market in mid-2014, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Because most 7-inch Android tablets have already seen their price drop below NT$5,000 (US$166), the second-generation Nexus 7, which is priced starting at US$229, is seeing that its demand is weaker than expected, especially compared to the first-generation model’s six million unit shipments, the sources noted.

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