HTC is now rumored to be working on a Nexus 10 tablet for Google, only days after a report suggested the Taiwanese Android device maker would team up with the Search giant on a high-end Nexus tablet. However, the previous report did not specify what size HTC’s first Nexus tablet would be. Meanwhile, Digitimes has learned from unnamed industry sources that HTC will make the next Nexus 10, a device that has not been refreshed last year, as it was expected.
HTC has so far only produced a single Nexus device, the first Nexus One smartphone, although Digitimes said Google did approach the company to make the first-gen Nexus 7 tablet as well. However, HTC apparently turned down the offer in 2012, and Google teamed up with Asus for both the first- and second-gen Nexus 7 tablets.
Before HTC, many companies have been rumored to make the next Nexus 10 tablet, including Samsung, Asus and LG, but Google is yet to confirm plans for a second-gen 10-inch Nexus tablet. So far, the Taiwanese handset maker has only built two tablets, including the 7-inch Flyer and the 10-inch Jetstream, but both tanked in 2011 when they were launched.
A recent report claimed that Google will not launch a third-gen Nexus 7 tablet, instead working on a slightly bigger Nexus 8 tablet that would not have to compete against cheap 7-inch devices or phablets.