With Google I/O being just round the corner, there are now new rumours coming up that Google might be planning to retire the Nexus 7 2013 and replace it with Nexus 10 2 and a Nexus 8.
Nexus 7 is a wonderful device. It has got the best internals at best price and size, however, if a recent report is to be believed then the Nexus 7 2013 might be the last member of the Nexus 7 series. According to this report, Google executives might be planning to drop off the Nexus 7 2014 or more particularly the whole Nexus 7 series altogether in favour of Nexus 10 2 and Nexus 8.
Analysts say that Google might take this decision because of the fact that the market is currently flooded with 7 inch tablets and there is simply no more room to bloom in this sector, however, the scenario completely changes for 10 and 8 inch form factor tablets where there are only a handful of products available to the general public. Besides, Google was already due to release a Nexus 10 2(2014) refresh anyway.
According to some other reports, there are also very bright chances that Google might also unveil Android 4.5 or Android 5.0 (nobody really knows Google’s naming scheme for Androids) along with Nexus 10 2 and Nexus 8 during I/O and that these two tablets might very well become the first two devices in the world to feature the updated OS right out of the box.
As far as release date is concerned, Google I/O 2014 is scheduled to take place on June 25-26, and if Google’s past record with previous Nexus devices are to go by, the Nexus 10 2 and Nexus 8 will most probably be made available on Play Store minutes after their official unveiling.
Speaking of past records, Play Store suffered huge product outrages back when the original Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 was announced and while things did get indefinitely better since the Nexus 7 2013 release, we are still expecting a product shortage for Nexus 10 2 and Nexus 8 once they hit Play Store.