Nexus future previewed: who should make the next ‘pure Google’ tablet(s)?

One cold, bleak morning a few months back, a controversial yet often dependable Russian blogger broke the ominous “news”. Apparently, Google was and likely is planning to discard our beloved stock Android-running Nexus devices in favor of an augmented GPE product portfolio. Which is perfectly fine software-wise, as Google Play gadgets are just as “untainted”