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ASUS in Talks With Google For The 3rd Gen Nexus 7, To Launch Wearable Devices in 2014

by Mihai Matei on November 14, 2013


ASUS has revealed some pretty interesting bits of information lately, specifically in regards to its future plans on the tablet, notebook, smartphone and Chromebook market. Yes, ASUS has big plans for all of these segments. Yesterday we’ve received news that two ASUS Chromebooks will most likely hit the market in Q1 2014, and earlier today we’ve learned that the company not only intends on pushing more tablets and notebooks by the end of 2013, but that it wishes to make a bigger impact on the smartphone market in 2014 as well.

As if these news were not exciting enough for us and ASUS enthusiasts, we’ve returned with some more fresh bits of information concerning the manufacturer’s upcoming strategy. Join us after the break for some juicy details.

ASUS in Talks With Google For The 3rd Gen Nexus 7, To Launch Wearable Devices in 2014

ASUS in Talks With Google For The 3rd Gen Nexus 7, To Launch Wearable Devices in 2014

ASUS to Build the 3rd Nexus 7? Working on Wearable Devices?

As mentioned before, ASUS still has great fate in the notebook and tablet market, and for good reasons. The company intends on shipping more tablets by the end of the year, and it hopes that the market will continue to grow next year as well.

But the exciting news right now is that Jerry Shen -the company’s CEO- has recently revealed that ASUS is already in talks with Google in regards to the development of the third generation Nexus 7 tablet. Could the search engine giant break its cycle of collaborating with a manufacturer for two years in a row before switching to another one? Both Nexus 7 slates that have been launched so far have been developed by ASUS, so can the company actually pull a hat-trick? We’ll have to wait and see.


But, that’s not all. Apparently ASUS is currently working on wearable devices as well. We’ve seen how the smartwatch market became more and more popular this year, and according to Asustek officials, the company intends on launching wearable devices during the next Computex tech fair in Taipei (which will take place between June 3 and June 7 2014). No details have been given regarding these device, but we’re definitely thinking “ASUS smartwatch“.

Any fans of the brand out there? What would you say if the next Nexus 7 slate will once again be developed by ASUS?

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