Google preparing a 8-inch Nexus tablet

Posted on Friday, February 07 2014 @ 13:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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DigiTimes writes Google is about to release an 8" successor of its 7" Nexus tablet at the end of April. Initial shipments of this device are projected to hit the 2 million mark. Google reportedly decided to go for 8" to avoid the heavy price competition in the 7" segment.
However, sales performance for the second-generation Nexus 7 have been short of expectations mainly due to intense price competition in the 7-inch segment, with cumulative sales of fewer than three million units as of the end of 2013, the sources noted.

Therefore, Google has selected 8-inch as the size of the third-generation Nexus 7 to avoid price competition and competition from 5- to 6-inch smartphones, the sources indicated. Google is very likely to continue co-brand cooperation with Asustek for the 8-inch tablet, the sources added.

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