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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Google working on 8.9-inch Nexus tablet: Reports

NEW DELHI: Google is reportedly working on an 8.9-inch tablet that will hit the market late this year.

Market research firm IHS Technology has told technology website CNET that Google is working on a "high-performance" tablet with an 8.9-inch display. The internet search giant sells its smartphones and tablets under the Nexus brand.

Rhoda Alexander, director of tablet and monitor research, HIS Technology told CNET that it will be a "lower volume product and carry a premium price tag." The device may cost over $299, according to Alexander.

She also says that the device will go into mass production in July or August this year, suggesting that it will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2014. Google has tapped HTC to manufacture the Nexus 8.9 tablet.

Chinese technology website Digitimes has also said that Google is readying an 8.9-inch tablet that will go into production in July this year. According to the report, this tablet will have "display resolution of more than 2K (2560x1440p)." The current Google tablet, Nexus 7 (2014 model) has display resolution of 1920x1080p.

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