Google’s Android v4.5. Nexus 8 to hit markets this July

Sundar Pichai, head of Google’s Android and Chrome departments, has reportedly confirmed that the comapany’s 7th annual I/O conference is indeed scheduled to take place at Moscone West in San Francisco between June 25 and 26.

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Only 126 days until the 7th annual Google I/O, when we come together with amazing developers like you to talk about what’s next. On June 25-26, 2014, we’ll be broadcasting live from Moscone West. You can join us in person in San Francisco or remotely, via a live stream and through I/O Extended community events around the world,

Pichai said.

We also believe this is the time when Google unveil their next Android iteration, however, there’s no official word on this. Nonetheless, our source does mention that Google might showcase the Nexus 8 tablet at the event.

It is being said that it is due to stiff competition from other manufacturers that Google want to shy away from the 7-inch market. However, there aren’t many 8-inchers trending (at least not as many as 7-inch ones) which gives Google a better window to propagate their product.

A word going around earlier suggested that the 8-inch Nexus would be based on Intel’s Intel’s Bay Trail-T chipset, which however wasn’t confirmed. We can only wait the 126 days to know more.