Nexus 7 3rd Generation Rumors: Device to Switch to 8-Inch Display

The Nexus 7 3rd generation rumors have started as the company is now expected to change the size of the display.

Picture: GoogleNexus 7 White Model

The 2014 model which will be made be Asustek could feature an 8-inch display instead of a 7-inch version. The new Nexus 8 could be available as soon as the end of April.

Google supposedly feels that the 7-inch market has become too crowded especially with the 5 and 6-inch tablets stealing some of the business away from it.

The company was also expected to release a successor to the Nexus 10 last year, but that never ended up materializing. The Nexus 10 2 might never see the light of day as a reliable leaker recently stated that Google will be abandoning the brand and putting more into its Google Play line.

The news was tweeted out by Russian blogger Elder Murtazin who has a lot of experience in the smartphone and tablet industry.

"Nexus line by Google is over in 2015 :) Yes- this line will be replaced by Play Edition," said Murtazin on Twitter. "Google won't be competitor in hardware for Samsung or any other brand. Moto is under question in that landscape. They will be reprofile."

The Nexus 10 2 was originally expected to debut at the end of 2013 following in the footsteps of the original model that was released around that same time in 2012. However, by the end of Dec. it was clear to most that Google had no intention of releasing it before 2014.

Various rumors regarding the slate included leaked specs and pictures that could have been illustrations of the device. It was originally expected to be made by Samsung and then rumors started point to ASUS as the manufacturer. There hasn't been any official confirmations made regarding the tablet.