Asus Chairman says Asus and Google are working on “a lot of projects together”
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While the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P were undoubtedly the main course at Google‘s announcement event last month, the release of Google’s own Android tablet, the Pixel C, raised a lot of questions for avid Android fans – Why is Google making their own Android tablets? Does that mean we won’t see anymore Nexus tablets? Thanks to an interview Asus Chairman and former CEO, Jonney Shih, we may have a better idea of whether Asus will be the one making a new Nexus device. During the interview, Shih says:
“Actually, we have a lot of projects ongoing. Please just stay tuned, you know, stay tuned.”
“I think we do have quite a good development partnership with Google”.”I think we do have quite a good development partnership with Google. We are still doing a lot of projects with them together.”
While Shih could be talking about a new Nexus 7 (as reported by several media outlets), we should also remember that Asus also makes the Nexus Player which was also not refreshed this year – though I think it’s obvious which one we’re hoping Shih is referring to. Specifically talking about Asus’ previous Nexus tablets, Shih also added:
“So for the [first-generation] Nexus, I think that both parties feel that this will be an exciting product, with this kind of…price and this kind of functionality and quality. Even [the second-generation Nexus 7], we moved to the Full HD screen, and we still believe in this kind of beauty. It still makes sense. But then the next one actually takes a lot of discussion.”
It’s all very cryptic, and we likely won’t hear more about it for a few more months, but at the very least it seems Asus and Google are maintaining their working relationship for the foreseeable future.
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