Google to Launch Android 4.5, Nexus 8 In July

google-screen-logo-1-635The world’s largest search engine, Google is hosting the I/O 2014 developer conference, from 25-26 June, but the company is likely to make the big announcements about its upcoming products in July. Google has, by far, no plans to bring a new update in the Android operating system in its yearly event.

The Android maker is expected to officially launch the Android 4.5 version with a new tablet, touted to be the Nexus 8, in the month of July. Sundar Pichai, Google’s head of Android and Chrome announced that the Mountain View-based giant will host the I/O developer conference this year in June.

No further details on the new Nexus 8 are revealed yet, but the tablet is definitely rumoured to be powered by the much awaited Android 4.5. Google may establish the 20.3-cm (8-inch) Nexus 8 tablet by the end of April with primary shipments of two million units, and ASUS might again be the partner in the development of the new Android-powered tablet.

Google is also reported to no longer develop a 17.7-cm (7-inch) Nexus tablet, succumbing to the heavy competition in the segment. The company will now try to centre on the 20.3-cm (8-inch) segment, since this segment has a less competition. At the moment, the most notable 20.3-cm tablets in the market are from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 8.0 and Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, and G Pad 8.3 from LG.

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