The brand new and much improved Nexus 7 is just making it to buyers hands, barely a week old, and we're already starting to talk about its successor. What's going on here? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. ASUS and Google built a stunning tablet with both the first and now the second Nexus 7, but new reports today are claiming Google will opt for LG next year and drop ASUS.
We're going to go ahead and toss this 100% in the rumor trash can, because it's pretty much baseless at this point and time. Surely another Nexus tablet will arrive next year, but most likely they haven't already started planning. Its only been a week since they launched the second one.
Any who, a few analysts are predicting, or have information claiming that ASUS will get dropped by Google and they'll turn their attention to LG for their display technologies. We know the screen is important considering they tossed the highest resolution panel available in the 7-inch device, and LG Display is a huge company with quite the R&D. The new LG G2 will feature an edge-to-edge 5.2-inch 1080p display, and we could see that in the next Nexus 5 smartphone too.
This wouldn't be the first time Google's partnered with LG, as the Nexus 4 was quite successful even if supply wasn't fast enough to meet the demand. While LG Display is separate from LG's mobile division, partnering with them could surely help Google keep this advantage over the competition.
This same analyst was correct with predictions on the current Nexus 7, so we'll just have to wait and see. I'm loving the new Nexus 7, and won't start thinking about its replacement anytime soon. I will however take a new Nexus 5 please!