Rumor has it that Google is choosing to partner with LG to make the future tablet or tablets over ASUS, the Taiwanese company it partnered with to bring the Nexus 7 tablet. According to the folks at 9 to 5 Google, there are plans to bring the next Nexus tablet to the market sometimg in 2014 and Google may turn to the South Korean Company that it worked with to bring one of the hottest selling smartphones in 2013, Nexus 7, to the market.
Google unveiled their greatly revamped Nexus 7 tablet just over a week ago and it was warmly received considering that it is 50 grams lighter than the older version, it has a thinner bezel and a ton of other improvements that make it an entirely new device. The older Nexus 7 was a great success too, often running out of stock, but this was largely due to the incredibly low price of as low as $199 off-the-shelf and the then top end hardware specifications and new Android operating system. The new Nexus 7 tablet was a partnership of Google and ASUS but if these rumors are true, LG may just be the next maker of a 7 inch Nexus tablet.
This rumor is pretty much senseless now and has no backing whatsoever, but there is a chance that Google may work with LG to make a tablet, considering that there were rumors sometime last month that LG’s next flagship smartphone, the G2, will also be the basis of the next Nexus smartphone, Nexus 5. Some may argue that it has been just 10 days since the revamped Nexus 7 was launched and Google may not rush to make another 7 incher especially since the new tablet has just about all the modern high end features and specifications including a 1920 x 1200 ‘True HD’ screen, a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, a 5 megapixels camera, NFC and 4G LTE capability.
Google could indeed turn to LG as a preferred manufacturer because of LG’s display technology. The battle for the top smartphones and tablets have taken place in many fronts including thinness, processing power, build quality and most recently display. To effectively compete with the next generation tablets, Google will have to invest in display and LG may just be the right company to partner with. LG’s next flagship smartphone, the G2, is rumored to have a 5.2 inch 1080p full HD display which the next Nexus smartphone may come with.
This new rumor is attributed to an analyst who also accurately predicted the new Nexus 7 tablet. We will just have to wait and see if this prophecy comes to pass.