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Google wants to replicate the success of the Nexus 7 tablet, but in smartphone form

Google wants to have lightning strike twice, would like to repeat the Nexus 7's success but with a s
By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Oct 5, 2012 11:29 am

The cheap $199 Nexus 7 tablet from ASUS and Google was a huge success - I rated it very well and still use it as my everyday tablet. But it looks like Google wants to hit the homerun again, but with a smartphone this time.




Sources have told DigiTimes that Google are working with manufacturers "to launch smartphones based on its Nexus 7 platform". DigiTimes reports that Google are letting OEMs have more free rein on design and hardware specifications as long as they "are based on its latest native Android system".


I really hope we see this happen, and I have no doubt that we will. I expect a launch in early-2013 of the next iteration of Android, which should be Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie, on a Nexus handset. Bring it on.


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