According to the rumors, HTC could be the company responsible for a new Nexus tablet for Google. This is thanks to a leaked image that supposedly shows off the upcoming Nexus tablet which some are referring to as the Nexus 9. That being said, could the upcoming Nexus 9 replace the current Nexus 7?
Well some are speculating that it could be the case, namely thanks to the fact that the Nexus 7 on the Google Play Store is completely sold out, as you can see in the image above, or if you were to head on over to check it out yourself. Instead of listing an estimated shipping time, which is usually the case if they’re out of stock but awaiting more units, it simply says that they are out of stock and to check back soon.
It is possible that they are truly out of stock and will be restocking soon. However like we said, some are speculating that this could mean that the Nexus 7 could be replaced by the Nexus 9. Alternatively there is a chance that Google could be refreshing the current Nexus 7 with a 2014 model. Given that it’s been about a year since the last Nexus 7 tablet was released, we guess it would make it ripe for a refresh. We should note that this applies to the Australian Google Play Store, so we’re not sure if the out of stock status applies to other countries as well.
Google I/O will be kicking off later this week so there is a chance that we could learn more about Google’s new tablet(s) then, so check back with us in the next couple of days for the details! In the meantime we’ll be monitoring the Google Play Store to see if stock for the Nexus 7 returns.