When Google I/O is around the corner, all we can hear is the jibber jabber around the possibility of next Android flavour and what it might be called. And there are also interesting nuggets floating around the Nexus range of devices. Google did manage to give a Nexus tablet in 2014, but as per some of the reports this year the company’s focus is more around smartphone and understandably so.
Tablets have become rather redundant these days and even a major brand like Apple has confessed regarding this reality. It becomes obvious that the bubble has burst for the once-revered portable-alternative to PCs. Last year, Google opted to go with HTC for its first-ever 9-inch Nexus tablet and the results were rather discouraging from all stand points.
But it seem that Google has learned their lesson, which is why reports of two Nexus phones make a lot of sense. Trusting LG with the phone (after the success of Nexus 5) is also credible but it remains to be seen if Huawei can do an Asus by building a competitive product for the search-giant.
It’s highly unlikely that Google will showcase these devices at the I/O later this month, and if reports are to be believed October is when these devices will start retailing. Huawei has made slew of phablets (5.5-inch and above) and that might primarily be the reason why Google opted for it rather than the other OEMs.
The revival of phones and demise of tablet clearly highlight the changing trends in the global market right now and unless some major enhancements are made to the slates, we may have to bid goodbye to them