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July 29, 2013

Google could partner with LG on Nexus 7, 2014

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Google have had tremendous success with the Nexus range in particular the Nexus 7.It is the most successful Nexus device and probably the best-selling gadget on Google’s Play store, and both the original Nexus 7 and the second-gen 2013 were manufactured by Asus. Now, rumours are starting to come out that Google might switch partners and drop Asus in favor of LG, according to analyst Ming-Chi-Kuo.

Asus and Google have obviously enjoyed a healthy and fruitful relationship with Google even showing Asus’ logo on the back of the original Nexus 7. What would force a change then?

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Turns out Google could be looking at upgrading the screen across the nexus range and want to use LG so that it can upgrade the Nexus 7 screen, with LG has that technology. LG already manufacture the Nexus 4, so it would not be a huge surprise to see Google partner with the Korean company.

Google has already made huge advances in screen technology with the 2013 Nexus 7. The 7-inch tablet is the first one in its form factor to feature a ‘Retina’ display. LG is right now making screens for Apple devices like the iPad mini and it has managed to deliver displays that are thinner and with narrower bezels. We’ve also long been hearing about LG now having the upper hand in the race to the first flexible display. It’s all a speculation and rumours at this point in time, but the possibilities are definitely there.

Is it a possibility? What do you think?

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini