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Is the Nexus 7 the only tablet in Google's plans?

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Is the Nexus 7 the only tablet in Google's plans?
This here is pure speculation, so we absolutely don't mind if you disagree with what you are about to read. Now that we've made that clear, let us present you with our (wild) hypothesis. 

It is just that there is something about the Google Nexus 7 and its name. Think about it: it could have been named something else like the Google Nexus Tab, Google Nexus Slate, Google Nexus butter-on-toast, but no. We simply have a figure representing the device's display size. Why have a "7" at the end instead of some elegant moniker since there is no other Nexus tablet to confuse this one with?

Well you know what, something tells us that a figure has been chosen possibly because one day, a Galaxy Nexus tablet model of a different size might be released, also carrying a digit at the end of its name in accordance to its display diagonal. Such a flexible naming scheme would be beneficial for brand consistency, should the company ever attempt to add other slates to its lineup. 

A Google Nexus 10, perhaps? Well, it is probably not the right time to enter that category, which is totally dominated by the iPad. But hey, if the Google Nexus 7 turns out to be a success, and if the company could deliver a reasonably priced 10-incher to the market, we don't se a reason why Google shouldn't give it a shot.

Again, we are just speculating that Google might unveil other Nexus tablets in the future. Whether our glass ball is giving us the right hints or not is something that only time will tell.

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:53 3

1. BuddyGlass (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

Hope so!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:00 3

2. CivicSi89 (Posts: 349; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)

They will text the waters. But you KNOW they will do something to Irk Apple. Bring on the Nexus 10.1 and 8.1 as well! Go GOOGLE! haha.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:04 3

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

nexus 8.9 and nexus 10 christmas 2012

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:54 1

4. TheCellX (Posts: 50; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

Guyss.. they just launched the 7 tab. Why keep thinking on new ones.... stop for a while and enjoy the 7" world...

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 17:00 3

5. Synack (Posts: 682; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

I'd much rather have a 10 than a 7..... and therefore made my purchase useless.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:23 1

6. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Maybe something really different, a 3d, dual screen, 1080 display tablet..... But then that would be too much, and using gimmicks. Lol. It would cool though.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:35 1

7. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1669; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I'm sure they are hard at work trying to develop a 10 inch tablet. I think the reason Google didn't release a 10 inch (or announce a 10 inch) tablet today is because they may be still trying to develop all of the features and specifications they want in such a tablet. I mean look at what they announced today, it wasn't just some ordinary 7 inch tablet. It was a 7 inch tablet that had some monstrous specifications while also showing off some pretty awesome features such as Google Now. It basically offers features that you wouldn't (and may not in the near future) find on any other tablet for the same price. I think Google is wanting to do that with their 10 inch device. They will want it to have the features and specifications that you won't find on the new iPad or Microsoft's Surface.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:30

8. Jayray78 (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)

I'm just wondering what they are going to do when the second gen comes out. Google Nexus 7 2 doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.

I'd be willing to bet that a wait and see approach will come after Nexus 7 sales calm down a bit. Obviously, they are going to follow whatever path Amazon takes to remain in direct competition. So if you see a 10" Fire, then you will see a Nexus 10. If not, then I would expect Google to build a direct iPad competitor. Not after seeing how little effect Asus had in direct competition with Apple.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 10:07

9. WILDCAT1935 (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Mar 2011)

As long it comes with a micro sdhc, i'm sold.

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