A 'high-end' Google Nexus tablet made by HTC is coming in Q3, claims Taiwan media

A 'high-end' Google Nexus tablet made by HTC is coming in Q3, claims Taiwan media
Taiwanese media is abuzz with speculation that HTC has won the bid for a Google Nexus tablet coming in Q3. Nexus One was made by HTC, and given the increasing rumors that Google might nix the line, it could be giving HTC a shot at the wind-down editions, too.

The supposedly "high-end" tablet by HTC was neither confirmed nor denied by the company, which sent out the usual boilerplate reply that it doesn't comment on market rumors. HTC didn't have much succees with its Flyer and Jetstream tablet efforts back in the day, which had a fine design, but essentially priced themselves out of the market.

Google let 2013 pass without releasing any flagship 10-incher, and if the rumor pans out, it might mean that Android will meet 2014 with a renewed focus on tablets, which is arguably the weak point of the mobile OS at the moment.

source: FocusTaiwan via G4Games

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22 Comments

1. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Yes please, I want a tablet from htc with great audio and solid plastic/metal design.

8. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

+ A cup of tea? :D

14. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I would get an HTC tablet in a heart beat if the specs and price were good

17. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

love it. now that's a good decision google. we need nexus smartphone by HTC and GOOGLE

20. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

As long as it has the Nexus UI and not that god awful Sense UI, im right there with you.

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Hell YeaH !!

3. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Yes yes !

4. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

This might be weird but maybe google can ask apple to design and make a nexus tablet for them ! Lol

5. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

6. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

10 inch, Boomsound, metal back and i am sold

7. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Wow, I hope this is true.

12. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

First Nexus is made by HTC , Google might give the opportunity for them to finish the "nexus" lineup as well

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This is a great opportunity for both companies

10. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I hope this is not true. HTC made good tablets but way over priced. I mean come on 700 bucks the jetstream? 500 for the flyer? they were high or something.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

It will be affordable in US. Google normally release their hardware near cost. Other regions will not enjoy such benefit as usual.

13. docj8404

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

I doubt many will agree, but I would love for Samsung to release a 12" Nexus tablet building off of the specifications of the GT/GN Pro series along with a qHD AMOLED panel

15. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

I would get this in a hearbeat. HTC has the best hardware and I have been wanting to get my first tablet, but wanted it to be an HTC, so this will fit the bill. Hurry up and make it!

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol god I hope not. Asus took two full generations to make the nexus 7 with decent quality control, still not good but at least decent build. If another Taiwanese company with even worse build quality reputation does it then we are all screwed. The only thing HTC would bring to the table is gap full design, poorly cut USB ports, poor button placement, etc.... The Nexus line already cuts enough corners, they don't need suck T C cutting even more manufacturing corners.

18. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

stop trolling you always troll HTC

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Not trolling. The only products I ever have to return or exchange after unboxing them are Nexus products and HTC products. Asus products tend to last until the exchange period is over before their flaws show up. So if you combine HTC and nexus, good luck. My guess is 10 RMA calls to google before suck t c gets you one you can live with. I honestly think it is a Taiwanese company thing. They have shit factories or something. Although acer seems pretty good now.

21. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

HTC the best but plz cut down prise

22. XperiaOptimusOne unregistered

HTC is struggling, this partnership will be good for them.

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