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Google could launch the Nexus 8 with Intel’s 64-bit Moorefield chip

Nexus 8

Rumors of Google launching the Nexus 8 with an x86 based Intel chipset are gaining more traction as the days pass. A new rumor now claims that the Mountain View giant could be looking to get Intel’s 64-bit quad core Moorefield chipset for its upcoming 8 inch Nexus tablet. The Moorefield chip supports quad core processors with a clock speed of 2.3 GHz, so it’s not behind by any means. The chip will reportedly use the PowerVR G6430 GPU, which is up to 20 times faster than the older series 5 GPU.

It is said that Google will launch a 64-bit compatible version of Android by June (possibly at the I/O event) with hardware to follow suit in July with the aforementioned tablet. Interestingly, this is also when Intel is expected to start supplying the chips to manufacturers, so it all lines up pretty well. However, since this is only a rumor for now, we suggest you take it with a pinch of salt. It will be a very bold move from Google to ditch ARM and go with Intel, with developer support one of the major concerns as well.

Source: Android Pit

Via: BGR