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Google's next tablet is arriving soon and it will be made by HTC

The Taiwan company hasn’t much experience in developing tablets, but it’s said to be developing Google’s latest tablet.

HTC has focused mainly on developing flagship phones like the HTC One.
HTC has focused mainly on developing flagship phones like the HTC One.
Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire

THE NEXT GOOGLE Nexus tablet is expected to arrive sometime next month, but it’s expected that HTC will be the company making it.

Google selected the Taiwan company over similar rivals like Samsung to make its new Nexus 9 tablet, according to the Wall Street Journal. HTC engineers have been flying to and from Google’s headquarters in Mountain View as they collaborate on the 9-inch tablet.

HTC previously teamed up with Google to create the Nexus One smartphone in 2010, but hasn’t made a device for the range since then.

The company isn’t particularly focused on building tablets, instead concentrating mainly on flagship smartphones which have received glowing reviews although sales weren’t as strong.

It’s been looking to expand to other areas like wearable technology and is said to be developing a waterproof camera for extreme sports, similar to GoPro.

Google tends to partner with different companies when developing its Nexus tablet range. Its last tablet, the Nexus 7, saw it team up with Asus, while the Nexus 10 was developed by Samsung.

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Google tends to cycle between manufacturers for its Nexus range, preferring to build a broad base of partners, and avoid any one manufacturer gaining a monopoly.

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