According to a report out of Taiwan, HTC might be the next brand to jump into the Nexus arena with a brand new tablet scheduled for a Q3 2014 unveiling.
Despite rumors that suggest that the Nexus line could be discontinued, it seems strange to think that Google would end a product line that serves so many purposes. First, it provides pure Android devices for developers, tinkers and Android purists. Second, low pricing allows many of us to get our hands on a high-end Android experience at an affordable price. And lastly, it brings additional exposure to Android manufacturers.
The last point has been most important for brands like Asus and LG. The Nexus 7 line has been rather successful at getting Asus’ products out there onto the market, in a way its own tablets haven’t been able to do. For LG, the success of the Nexus 4 brought more attention to the company and we’ve seen quite a few solid devices from LG since then including the LG Optimus G Pro, LG G2 and the Nexus 5.