Today, the competition in the tablet market has been increased as various manufacturers like Dell, Samsung, Amazon, Acer and more have introduced a range of tablets in the market at the most competitive rates.
With so many competitors in the market, the demand of Google’s second-generation Nexus 7 tablet has been reduced as its competitors and other manufacturers are offering affordable and best options for 7-inch models. As per the sources interviewed by Taiwan’s DigiTimes, Google is now mainly focusing on the 8-inch tablet market from mid-2014.
The upcoming tablet will not only different from the Nexus 7 tablets in size, but it is also expected that the device will feature the Intel Bay Trail Chip instead of a Qualcomm SoC, according to supply chain sources.
According to DigiTimes upstream supply chain sources, “Because most 7-inch Android tablets have already seen their price drop below NT $5,000, the second-generation Nexus 7, which is priced starting at US$229, is seeing that its demand is weaker than expected, especially compared to the first-generation model’s six million unit shipments”.
The upcoming tablet that will have 8-inch display is expected to be run on Google’s latest Android 4.4 KiKat operating system. And, it will have a quite different shape as compare to current 7-inch Nexus 7.
To match up with the Apple’s iPad Mini 2, Google will also come-up with the Nexus 8, and it is considering using Intel’s Bay Trail-T platform, but Qualcomm is also pushing to get its Snapdragon processor into the Nexus 8.
According to DigiTimes sources, “Asus the current developer of the Nexus 7 tablets is said to have the first chance of developing the Nexus 8 for the firm and Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Lenovo are unlikely to be able to take the orders away easily”.
Moreover, still there is no single work on the Nexus 8 maker, but Asus is being said to have an excellent chance, giving its close relationship with Google. Currently, there is no other information has been found; we will keep constant eyes on the news and let you know as it arrives.