The Google Nexus 10 tablet is now more than a year old, and despite still coming out on top against most newer devices, it’s still considered to be due an update.
There have already been a handful of rumours about the Nexus 10 2, but with Google’s habit of letting different manufacturers have a crack at its own-brand devices, it’s been harder than usual to separate the truth from the bullshit.
Now word is spreading that struggling HTC is going to be handed the reigns for the Nexus 10 sequel.
People don’t really associate HTC with tablets, but the firm is no stranger to the Nexus, having built the original Nexus One smartphone back in 2010.
But why would Google throw HTC a bone? Perhaps the search giant was impressed by the excellent HTC One and wants to see what a premium, non-plasticky Nexus tab would look like?
Could this be the super-slick, premium Android-powered iPad rival that we’ve been waiting for?
One of the few things we know for sure is that the new model will be ‘high end’, which definitely ties in with my utterly baseless theory.
The Commercial Times claims that the HTC Nexus will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2014 – around the same time that the Nexus 7 is likely to get an upgrade.