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Nexus 7 2014 or Nexus 8 2014 from HTC?
« on: February 08, 2014, 08:36:20 AM »
Rumors swirl about the future of the Google Nexus Devices we have grown to love. The rumors range from Google turning over the  Nexus line to its manufacturing partners to a Nexus 8 made by Asus appearing in April 2014 and HTC manufacturing the next Nexus tablet. The following two links offer some interesting rumors, but for me, I think that our next Nexus tablet will be the 8 inch form factor and will be introduced at Google I/O in May or June. It would be interesting to hear the thoughts of our forum members on the next version of our Nexus Tablet.

http://www.androidauthority.com/htc-nexus-tablet-343154/

http://androidspin.com/2014/02/07/rumour-nexus-8-launch-coming-end-april-due-poor-nexus-7-sales/#readsoruce_bottom

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Re: Nexus 7 2014 or Nexus 8 2014 from HTC?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 09:58:08 AM »
There are also rumors that nexus will disappear, being supplanted by Google play edition devices. Part of a cross licensing deal with Samsung may be a no compete clause.  Waiting on actual facts.

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Re: Nexus 7 2014 or Nexus 8 2014 from HTC?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 11:01:25 AM »
I place no credibility in rumors, but Google needs to raise its game if it wants to remain a player. My $60 tv stick has a quad core 1.6 Ghz CPU, and gets Antutu scores in the mid-18000s, unmodified.

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Re: Nexus 7 2014 or Nexus 8 2014 from HTC?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 04:03:48 AM »
I take anything I see from Digitimes with a big grain of salt.   The Nexus 8 rumor is based on an article they had about it but it says Asustek would again be the manufacturer.   I do think it's a possibility as I think that larger smart phones with 5 or 6 inch screens are starting to blur the lines between tablet and phone and might be cutting into Nexus 7 sales.   By making an 8 inch Nexus tablet it will more clearly define it as a tablet and differentiate it from large phones.  It also makes it more competitive with the 7.9 inch iPad Mini.   But considering the following they've developed with the Nexus 7 I'm not so sure they'd do it.  There's also a report today that HTC has been tapped to make the next Nexus 10...also from a report in Digitimes.    As Matt said, there's also a rumor that perhaps the Nexus brand will be ended and replaced solely with the Google Play Edition devices.   I'm not sure if I believe that either however.  Frankly, I don't know what to believe.  When Google actually says it...or we see some hard evidence like some leaked FCC docs or pics...then I'll believe.
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Re: Nexus 7 2014 or Nexus 8 2014 from HTC?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 09:49:11 AM »
I can see 8 inch replacing the 7 if it fits in the same form factor with smaller bezels. If Asus builds it, I hope they will use better flash memory. The hynix chips may be the cause of bootloops and even hard bricks.

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