Analyst Predicts Google Will Partner With LG for 2014 Nexus 7 Tablet Jul 28th 2013, 09:01
It has been a few days since Google launched the second generation Nexus 7 tablet, and the rumors about the next Nexus 7 tablet have started circulating on the internet. A new report speculates that the collaboration between Google and Asus will come to an end, and the 2014 Nexus tablet will be manufactured by LG.
According to KGI Securities analyst, Ming Chi Kuo, the search engine giant will partner with LG in 2014. The reason? Well, Mingchi Kuo specified a number of reasons why this partnership will bear fruit. We all know that LG has manufactured Nexus 4 which was very successful; however, the two companies didn't get a chance to work on a tablet. Doing so would bring another manufacturer into the competitive tablet market. If you don't know, MingChi Kuo has a decent track record of making predictions about upcoming devices.
Secondly, the partnership will LG will definitely boost Google's ranking in the touch screen market. With this collaboration, Google can obtain better display technology such as IPS and GF2 displays. LG Display has a decent standing in the touch screen market with Samsung being its number one competitor. On the other hand, LG Display is also the supplier of a few Apple products as well. Kuo mentions that LG Display's access to thinner and lighter IPS panels would narrow the gap between Google and Apple.
Lastly, rumors in the past also suggested that LG is planning to enter the tablet market, and this speculation definitely goes with the situation. LG cannot find a better partner than Google when it comes to tablets. So, there is a very high probability that we will see both companies signing a deal for the next year's Nexus 7 tablet.
I suggest we should all take this as a rumor until and unless we hear an official word about it.
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