Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) seems to be pretty sure where the ‘Phablet’ industry is headed, a larger screen, and it is not wasting any time in outperforming its competitors. In an article on The Independant today, James Vincent revealed that the tech giant is rumored to release its Nexus 6 smart phone and Nexus 7 tablet in the end of October.
Phablets are the larger sized smart phones. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) apparently took the word larger in that definition a little too seriously.
Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) released its biggest one this year which has a screen size of 5.5 inches. It falls a little short of Samsung’s largest device in the category boasting a 5.7 inch screen.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) still wasn’t convinced if this is what the consumers really wanted. The company thought that there is still room to trade off portability with the comfort of a larger screen. Hence, according to Vincent, a 5.9 inch Nexus screen was born.
It is without doubt a bold step from the tech giant, but one has to realise that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has a lot of room for experimentation in this sector. Smart phone sales are only a small component of the company’s revenues, and Google is using that to its advantage. According to the article, the Nexus phones have a strong following because they don’t come with the manufacturings company’s added software. Just the good old Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s android platform.
Also, the larger sized smart phones have in general failed to gather so much traction as in the Asian markets. Many believed that Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL)’s plus sized phone was about to change that trend until the phone was hit by the BendGate scandal.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) would probably have stress tested its new device in variety of ways in light of the negative publicity that its competitor was subjected to. Nexus 6 is also rumoured to have a quad-HD display, 3GB of RAM and a quad-core 2.6GHz, according to Vincent.
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