Following on from the news that not only could LG be producing a Nexus smartphone for Google, but other manufacturers could be doing the same, comes a story that we could be in store for another Nexus tablet too.
Google’s Nexus 7 tablet has been a runaway success, thanks to its small size, quad-core processor and bargain price tag, so it’s not that much of a stretch to imagine Google wants another version on sale soon.
This time, rather than team up with Asus again, Google is rumoured to be working with long-time partner Samsung. The Korean firm has already made two Nexus smartphones — the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus — but this will be its first attempt at a Nexus tablet. It has had plenty of experience through its own Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note range of devices though.
The rumours come via several industry analysts, one of whom says that this new model will have a larger, 10-inch screen and an impressive 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, raising it slightly above the Apple iPad. Apple’s tablet probably won’t be the target though, as the new Nexus will almost certainly employ the competitive pricing model used for the Nexus 7 — therefore making Amazon’s larger Kindle Fire HD 8.9 its primary competitor.
What the analysts don’t have though, is an idea of the release date. Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is due for release in the US on November 20, so Google would do well to have its own, bigger Nexus tablet ready around the same time. If this, and all the Nexus smartphone rumours are true, we’re in for a massive Google launch event sometime soon.