Google rumored to be working with HTC on an 8.9-inch Nexus tablet


The Nexus 10 tablet has not seen an update since late 2012 when it was launched. The tablet has long been rumoured to be on its way out. Despite rumours of an Acer-made replacement, new chatter is suggesting that the device will be replaced by an 8.9 inch model instead.

CNET spoke with IHS Technology spokesperson Rhoda Alexander, who is the Director of Tablet and Monitor research there. She posits that Google will now have an 8.9-inch tablet, likely made by HTC. The device will be “high performance”, and carry a heavy price tag. According to Alexander, “Volume production is expected to start in July or August. The expectation is [that] this will be a lower volume product, carrying a premium price tag to support the specifications.” She puts the price higher than $299.


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