HTC’s high-end tablet for 2014 now rumored to be the new Nexus 10
Remember the rumored Nexus tablet that just a few days ago HTC was supposedly working on? Well, in the meantime we had another report saying Asus would still be making Google’s next small tablet (which will however grow in size slightly). So with the Nexus 8 out of the picture, just what exactly is HTC working on for the search giant?
Well, it turns out that may be the incredibly late to the party successor to the Samsung-made Nexus 10 from 2012. That tablet still hasn’t received a proper sequel, and HTC’s high-end offering will be exactly that.
This new revelation comes from DigiTimes and its sometimes reliable, sometimes unreliable “industry sources” – so don’t take anything for granted. Apparently though HTC was offered the job of making the first Nexus 7 in 2012, but turned that down – thus Google went looking for another manufacturer and ended up with Asus.
And now that company seems to have become a staple of Google’s small tablet plans, so HTC is going bigger. However, the original Nexus 10 didn’t really sell that well, so will its successor? That is the big question. HTC is having enough troubles as it is, and it might not need a third flop in the tablet space (after the Flyer and the Jetstream from years ago), but a straight hit. Will the new Nexus 10 be that? It’s anyone’s guess at this point.