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Monday, 10 March 2014 12:06

Next Nexus will have Intel inside?

Written by Nick Farrell



Snapdragon has had its chips

It seems that Intel has elbowed its way under the bonnet of the high profile Nexus 8 tablet. Word on the street is that the Moorefield chip which is said to make a top speed of around 2.33 GHz, when the wind is behind it, has kicked Qualcomm’s tried and tested Snapdragon chip out of the Nexus range.

The move would give the Nexus 8, some good GPU power thanks to the PowerVR G6430 graphic engine. Google may unveil the actual tablet during the Google I/O event as well as the next big upgrade to the Android software dubbed lollipop. Still it is starting to look like Intel may really become a force to be reckoned with in mobile after all.

However, we should point out that Nexus 8 CPU rumours are nothing new. There was talk of Intel, Qualcomm and even Nvidia over the past couple of months - but we are still not entirely certain what's under the bonnet. 

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