Google originally launched the Nexus 7 way back in 2012, followed by the second gen hardware last year. While the former device went on to become a huge hit, the Nexus 7 2, on the other hand, wasn't been a huge success.
At the beginning of this year, it was reported that Google may announce the Nexus 8, instead of a regular 7-inch tablet. Now, according to a new report, the existing Nexus 7 has suddenly disappeared from the Google Play Store both in the US and UK. This means that the arrival of the Nexus 8.9 is nearby.
Possible release date in June came and went, and the tablet didn't arrive in time for summers. It is being reported that the 16GB and 32GB versions of the Google Nexus 7 are all listed in the Play Store as "out of the stock".
However, back home, the Google Nexus 7 is still available on Google Play Store in India at a starting price of Rs. 20,990. Though, the 7-inch tablet can be purchased in the country for less through a couple of e-retailing sites. For instance, India's leading online retailer Flipkart is selling the Nexus 7 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi only) at Rs. 16,999.
Google Nexus 8 - What to expect?
One of the latest buzz suggests that Google has apparently roped in Taiwan's HTC to produce the next-gen tablet under Nexus program. If rumors have anything to go by, Google will release an 8.9-inch display ducked tablet with a resolution of 2560 x 1440-pixels. It is said to be powered by a 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of on-board storage.
So far it is hard to speculate whether there will be a new Nexus tablet tipping to arrive soon. A fall launch along with the Nexus 6 is the next best possible guess. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!