What with the Nexus 7 being days old already it must be time for the speculation regarding the next Nexus device, right? (Oh and before you yell at me, yes that is just an image of the Nexus 7.)
The oft-maligned Digitimes is reporting today that Google has placed an order for 10-inch touch panels with Wintek. Wintek has already supplied Google with 500,000 touch panels for the Nexus 7 and considering the positive first impressions we are seeing on the Nexus 7 it would make sense that they would want to keep the team together.
There are no further details to speak of at the moment and as with all things that we specifically call out as a rumor you shouldn’t be betting the farm on this information. With that said it is certainly plausible that Google would want a device to actually go toe to toe with the iPad just as the Nexus 7 is clearly designed to take on the Fire and Nook.
I hope that Google does have a Nexus 10 in the works as while the 7-inch form factor is compelling for a number of use cases I still think there is a place for 10-inch tablets and that will only become more true as Chrome OS and Android continue to grow together.
Let’s assume the rumor is true. What would you like to see out of a 10-inch Nexus tablet in terms of both specs and pricing?