What you need to know

  • Google confirmed that the standard Pixel 8 won’t have Gemini Nano, unlike its Pro counterpart, citing unspecified hardware limitations.
  • The only performance distinction between the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro lies in RAM—8GB for the Pixel 8 and 12GB for the Pro. Both share the Tensor G3 processor.
  • While the Pixel 8 won’t have Gemini Nano, Google plans to extend the AI to more mobile devices, specifically high-end Android phones.

Google has confirmed that the regular Pixel 8 won’t get Gemini Nano, unlike its Pro sibling.

In the latest episode of The Android Show, Terence Zhang, a Google developer relations engineer, revealed that Gemini Nano won’t be coming to the standard Google Pixel 8 due to “some hardware limitations,” as spotted by Mishaal Rahman.

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