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Asus may not build the next Nexus 7

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Asus may not build the next Nexus 7
Earlier this week, a report hit DigiTimes talking about how Asus is working on a number of new tablets that it is planning to bring to market, but the real question is why. Obviously, some companies (Samsung comes to mind) think that more is always better, but companies with more limited resources like Asus usually have to be careful about where it puts its efforts.

Industry insiders are saying that in addition to the current tablets that Asus has on the market - the MeMO Pad HD 7, the Nexus 7 (2013), the Fonepad 7, the new PadFone Infinity, and the Transformer Pad - the company is also working on the MeMo Pad HD 8, the MeMOFone HD 5, the FonePad Note FHD 6, and the PadFone mini, which could hit the market soon. 

That is a lot of devices, especially since the company's most popular device is the Google-branded Nexus 7. But, the thinking is that Asus is trying to diversify and find more users outside of the Nexus because the company may not be making the next generation Nexus 7 that will likely come out next summer. Of course, there have been consistent rumors that Asus is taking over the Nexus 10 reins from Samsung, but the 10 is not nearly as popular as the 7. 

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 03 Oct 2013, 18:08 4

1. Tsoliades (Posts: 211; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


There was a Nexus 7 just released a little while ago. Why are we already talking about the next one?

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 18:11

2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Maybe because there already is rumor about the future? (rhetorical question)

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 18:26 1

4. Shatter (Posts: 1999; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It will be octacore snapdragon + over 400ppi screen, 3gb of ram and it will be running android 5.0

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 18:13 3

3. jjjsong (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


That's good news to me... Asus build quality is just not very good imo.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 18:27 3

5. Shatter (Posts: 1999; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Actually the higher end asus android tablets are some of the best quality tablets for android. On the Nexus devices they cut corners to make it worth making. If it was super high build quality it would not be profitable.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 20:07

7. KParks23 (Posts: 446; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


I want a lenovo or sony nexus device

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 20:38

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6276; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Just glad I skipped the 2nd gen wait for a good manufacturer to prouce the NEXUS TABLET.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 21:51

10. jove39 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Which Asus device you are talking about? I am pretty much happy with Nexus7 2013 build quality.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 18:55 3

6. JMartin22 (Posts: 770; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Nexus devices are hardly profitable to manufacturers really. Since they're aimed at selling as many as possible to people to get them to view ad content. It's not hard to understand why a company would want to profit more off of their own native products than subbing to be a proxy for a product like Google's Nexus line up.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 21:27

9. aditya.k (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Sony Nexus phone pleaaasseee!! :(

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 03:10

11. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 945; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


LG G- Nexus?

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