Why the next Nexus tablet may run on Intel’s new 64-bit quad-core processor

2014-Mar-11 | Tags: 32vs64googleinteltablet

Start64!Various reports have indicated that Google may be discontinuing the Nexus 7 tablet line this year, in favor of a new 8-inch Nexus 8 tablet that could be launched alongside Android 4.5 at some point this summer. While this device and its launch are far from being confirmed by Google, AndroidPit speculates that the summer launch may have something to do with Intel’s release plans for a new mobile processor, suggesting that Google and Intel may partner up for this particular Nexus device.

Intel at MWC 2014 unveiled a 64-bit quad-core Atom “Moorefield” processor that could be used in the very near future, in smartphones and tablets “expected to be available in the second half of the year.” The Moorefield processors may go up to 2.3GHz, and would feature “an enhanced GPU and support for faster memory,” as well as support for Intel’s own 2014 LTE platform that would be able to deliver LTE-Advanced data speeds.