Rumor: Google partnering with LG for 2014 Nexus 7
Less than a week after Google launched the upgraded new Nexus 7, an analyst has published a report claiming that the search giant will be collaborating with LG on next year’s Nexus 7.
Well, the rumor mill never stops churning, does it? It’s been merely days since Google launched the second-generation Nexus 7 (or the Nexus 7 2013 as everybody is calling it), and talk about next year’s iteration of the 7-inch tablet has already started coming out of the woodwork.
Analyst Ming-Chi-Kuo has released a report mentioning that Google will be dropping ASUS as its tablet partner and collaborating with LG on the Nexus 7 that will come out in 2014. The reason for this is apparently to advance display design, as LG Display’s access to both thinner and lighter IPS panels would “narrow” the design gap between Google and Apple’s devices. As the new Nexus 7′s display is one of the biggest upgrades over its predecessor, it’s not hard to see where the reasoning might be coming from.
LG was recently rumored to be looking to enter the tablet market, so it is surely a distant possibility that Google is expanding their relationship with the Korean company to create the next Nexus 7. It’s too early to come to any conclusions right now - Ming-Chi-Kuo has been known to be accurate about details on upcoming devices, but with a report that seems to be based on opinion without any proof, we’ll just file this away in our rumor cabinet and try to forget about it for the time being.
Source: Talk Android