There’s been a lot of chatter in regards to a possible termination of Google’s Nexus program lately, but a candid company exec quashed all rumors, basically confirming a new Nexus device will be coming alongside Android L in the fall.
Although it’s never enjoyed success in the tablet arena and backed out of the game more than two years ago, HTC is reportedly prepping a grand comeback, thanks to a mysterious high-end Nexus slate rolling out later this year.
Less than 24 hours after Google made Motorola’s unloading to Lenovo official, the first rumors of how exactly the Chinese intend to use the new assets and connections to their advantage have surfaced, pointing to an imminent Lenovo-built Nexus.
Debunking every single rumor between late last year and yesterday, an LG-made second-generation Nexus 10 has been pictured by two sources seemingly unconnected. Furthermore, the tab has been allegedly listed for a short while on a British online retailer with a full spec sheet.
It’s no longer a mystery in many ways smaller, more portable tablets are doing better than “full-sized” 10-inchers, at least as far as the Android landscape is concerned, but what is the perfect size after all? Is it seven inches a la Google’s Nexus 7?
The dust may still be far from settled in regards to Google’s Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 2013, which may or may not come out this week, but as the tech world continues to move, we can’t help but look towards the more distant future.
Ask and it will be given to you. It was only a few weeks ago that I expressed my incredulity towards an imminent second-gen Nexus 10 unveiling what with there being no actual photos of the device out and about and, voila, here’s the first render.
It’s a known fact Google likes to plan Nexus devices ahead of time, as they require quite a lot of work in order for those pricing sweet spots to be reached. All while not cutting too many corners.
With the 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 out the door already, the likely LG-made N5 is by far the most hyped and anticipated new Google device tipped for a commercial launch by the end of the year. But what about the second-gen Nexus 10?
So the Nexus 5 is to be co-manufactured by Motorola (or shall we say manufactured by Google alone?), the next-gen N7… is a long way down the road and the follow-up to the first ever Nexus 10 will be built by Asus.
Given the gushing enthusiasm that seemed to accompany each and every second-gen Nexus 7 leak in the past six months, you’d think now that it’s out and about, no one could shut up about it. And yet I have to say things are unusually quiet on the N7-2 front.