Vanilla Android, top notch features, and an affordable price made the Nexus 7 one of the most successful Android tablets of all time. As we look to the future, it would only make sense for Google to embrace this winning combination and implement it in future models. Well, according to DigiTimes, that’s exactly what Google has planned for the Nexus 7 successor.
Traditionally, Google and their Nexus products don’t see much in the way of official accessories (and if they do, it’s usually 6+ months down the road). Another prime example of the lackluster accessory support comes at the unavailability of official docks for both the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. While we can’t speculate on the Nexus 10, we’ve known for a month or so that the Nexus 7 dock is right around the corner.
The moment I’ve been waiting for: the unveiling of the ASUS Qube. This once dongle-like instrument has taken on an entirely new form while becoming ASUS’s first Google TV set top box.
Google has confirmed a number of manufacturers who will be showcasing Google TV products in the upcoming weeks at CES, however, it’s the ASUS Qube I’m most excited about seeing. I’ve been hoping for an affordable Google TV solution to hit the market for quite some time and yes, I’m aware there are already a few affordable options (I currently own a Vizio Co-Star). However, none of those options have worked quite as well as I had hoped and if there’s one company that can get it right, it’s ASUS.