Could it be bye-bye Nexus 7 2013 at last? In all truthfulness, we’d hate it if the 7-inch budget champ would be discontinued. Sure, it lost a big chunk of the mojo it launched with back in July 2013, but it’s still pretty fly for a $215 tablet.
Then again, if the little guy’s extinction means the bigger, beefier Nexus 9’s birth, I say death to the second-gen N7. Shoot it, burn it with fire, poison it, whatever it takes. Or simply pull it out of the Play Store, that might work too.
Google, in pure Google fashion, seems to be prepping a quiet retirement for last year’s Nexus 7, currently listing Wi-Fi-only, as well as AT&T and T-Mobile LTE models as “unavailable”, with fresh inventory possibly coming soon. Yeah, no, I wouldn’t count on it.
The best you can hope for is GSM LTE versions to stick around a little while longer, although chances are Big G is shipping the last of those flavors as we speak. Bottom line, the end looks nigh, so a new beginning may be near too.
Remember, the latest gossip calls for HTC to join hands with El Goog for the co-manufacturing of the Nexus 9, a state-of-the-art 64-bit Tegra K1-powered beast with a 2,048 x 1,440 pix res, 4:3 aspect ratio display, 2 GB RAM, stereo speakers and aluminum build. Also, a somewhat steep $400 starting price. Like I said, maybe it would be best to keep the Nexus 7 2013 around as well. Unless a third-gen 7 incher is also in the pipeline. Now that would be awesome!
Via [Android Police]