1. CompuDino's Avatar
    I currently have a (2012) Nexus 7 (8GB) which has been functioning good enough for me, but it also has had an 'Oops!' moment or two so I am considering turning it in for an updated model when it next goes 'stupid'. (I have extended warranty)

    I was told by a savvy manager at my local Office Depot that Samsung is going to be making Nexus (7?) now instead of it being made by Asus. Doing a search on this I've come up 'lacking' to say the very least. I see that Nexus was updated to have a back camera though reviews say its not great really.

    Any chatter or thoughts on this would be appreciated!
    09-10-2013 11:50 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I currently have a (2012) Nexus 7 (8GB) which has been functioning good enough for me, but it also has had an 'Oops!' moment or two so I am considering turning it in for an updated model when it next goes 'stupid'. (I have extended warranty)

    I was told by a savvy manager at my local Office Depot that Samsung is going to be making Nexus (7?) now instead of it being made by Asus. Doing a search on this I've come up 'lacking' to say the very least. I see that Nexus was updated to have a back camera though reviews say its not great really.

    Any chatter or thoughts on this would be appreciated!
    That's pure speculation. Is it impossible? No it isn't, considering Samsung made the Nexus 10 even though Asus made the Nexus 7 (2012/2013) and both models were released at the same time.
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    09-10-2013 11:55 AM
  3. BrandonEnr7's Avatar
    I think ASUS did a good job, no issues on my end. Plus I think it's a little to early after the 2013 Nexus 7 launch to even have any concrete info other than pure speculation.

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    09-10-2013 12:01 PM
  4. CompuDino's Avatar
    What caught my eye at Office Depot was that they were closing out the current stock (Nexus 2013 - 16 GB) so I asked about 'next' model/s. My initial concern was if Nexus line was going to be dropped which would leave me high and dry with my current very down level tablet.
    Thanks for your feedback and I will be reading all those that reply here too.
    09-10-2013 12:02 PM
  5. FitzAusTex's Avatar
    What caught my eye at Office Depot was that they were closing out the current stock (Nexus 2013 - 16 GB) so I asked about 'next' model/s. My initial concern was if Nexus line was going to be dropped which would leave me high and dry with my current very down level tablet.
    Thanks for your feedback and I will be reading all those that reply here too.
    The 2013 Nexus 7 released at the end of July. It is the 2012 Nexus 7 16gb that is on sale for $179.91 at Office Depot. The 2013 versions are listed at full price of $229.99 (16gb) and $269.99 (32gb).

    I'm not sure why you're thinking the 2013 model is being "closed out"... It's barely 6 weeks old. I wouldn't expect to see a new Nexus 7 until Summer 2014, and I'm not sure any of us could say with any certainty who will manufacture it.

    Also I don't think that manager at Office Depot was too savvy at all. Unless he was speculating to you months ago, he has no idea what he's talking about, as the 2013 Nexus 7 is clearly manufactured by Asus.

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    09-10-2013 01:48 PM
  6. patruns's Avatar
    Nexus 7 (2012) = Asus
    Nexus 7 (2013 = Asus
    Nexus 7 (2014) = no clue

    Samsung makes the current Nexus 10. Will they make the next Nexus 7 next year? No one knows, but my guess is no. Samsung is starting to test another O/S so they may be looking at other options that don't tie them so closely to Android. There are a lot of potential partners out there for Google and the next Nexus, including Motorola which is now owned by Google. My money is on LG, Asus, HTC and/or Motorola.......... but not until next year!
    09-10-2013 02:18 PM
  7. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Nexus 7 (2012) = Asus
    Nexus 7 (2013 = Asus
    Nexus 7 (2014) = no clue

    Samsung makes the current Nexus 10. Will they make the next Nexus 7 next year? No one knows, but my guess is no. Samsung is starting to test another O/S so they may be looking at other options that don't tie them so closely to Android. There are a lot of potential partners out there for Google and the next Nexus, including Motorola which is now owned by Google. My money is on LG, Asus, HTC and/or Motorola.......... but not until next year!
    I can see an Android fork, not a whole new OS. Android has been a cash cow for Samsung, so I don't see them leaving the Android ecosystem anytime soon.

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    09-10-2013 02:45 PM
  8. pseudoware's Avatar
    I can see an Android fork, not a whole new OS.

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    We already have that. It's called TouchWhiz. ;-)





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    09-10-2013 07:57 PM
  9. artdeguzman's Avatar
    Office Depot probably read what we already read.

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    09-10-2013 09:52 PM
  10. patruns's Avatar
    I can see an Android fork, not a whole new OS. Android has been a cash cow for Samsung, so I don't see them leaving the Android ecosystem anytime soon.

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    Samsung Galaxy S4 shows off Tizen 3.0 | CNET UK
    09-11-2013 08:49 AM
  11. BrandonEnr7's Avatar
    The 2013 Nexus 7 released at the end of July. It is the 2012 Nexus 7 16gb that is on sale for $179.91 at Office Depot. The 2013 versions are listed at full price of $229.99 (16gb) and $269.99 (32gb).

    I'm not sure why you're thinking the 2013 model is being "closed out"... It's barely 6 weeks old. I wouldn't expect to see a new Nexus 7 until Summer 2014, and I'm not sure any of us could say with any certainty who will manufacture it.

    Also I don't think that manager at Office Depot was too savvy at all. Unless he was speculating to you months ago, he has no idea what he's talking about, as the 2013 Nexus 7 is clearly manufactured by Asus.

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    Yeah I agree, manager probably didn't know too much about the recent technology releases. I have gone there before a few times and have no been impress by a store that should be knowledgeable of at least basic technology.

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    09-11-2013 09:11 AM
  12. Devlyn16's Avatar
    My guess is the manager misrememebred a rumor from a couplel months ago that claimed ASUS would replace SAMSUNG as the maker of the next NEXUS 10.
    09-11-2013 10:23 AM
  13. gollum18's Avatar
    I can see an Android fork, not a whole new OS. Android has been a cash cow for Samsung, so I don't see them leaving the Android ecosystem anytime soon.

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    Correct, much like the kindle os, it is a fork. Samsung is naming it tizen, and from what I've seen if it, it looks like a touchwiz/miui cross.

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    09-11-2013 11:20 AM
  14. patruns's Avatar
    Correct, much like the kindle os, it is a fork. Samsung is naming it tizen, and from what I've seen if it, it looks like a touchwiz/miui cross.

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    Please provide some links that indicate it is a fork of Android. I have not read that anywhere.
    09-11-2013 01:16 PM
  15. gollum18's Avatar
    Please provide some links that indicate it is a fork of Android. I have not read that anywhere.
    Its no big secret, tizen has been in the rumor mill now for over a year, but let me find some to post up.

    Here's one, it talks about it not only forking from android, but also from various Intel and Nokia OS's. http://www.androidpit.com/samsung-tizen

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    09-11-2013 02:07 PM
  16. gollum18's Avatar
    Here's a slightly more interesting article, that says Samsung and Intel are working on an android based os, but their unsure whether its tizen or something else.
    http://androidandme.com/2013/07/news...-fork-android/

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    09-11-2013 02:17 PM
  17. patruns's Avatar
    "Tizen was actually created from the Samsung Linux Platform, and is a combination of various operating systems created by Intel and Nokia. Samsung is also eventually hoping to integrate Bada, their other mobile OS, into Tizen as well."

    I think we are using the term forking a little too loosely. This seems to be a Linux derivative that combines the features of a number of O/S's. My definition of forking is taking a single O/S. freezing it and taking out what you don't want and adding what you do. The Kindles and Nook Colors are perfect examples of this. They do not combine multiple systems to create a new one. The 2nd article you link kinda supports my definition.
    09-11-2013 02:51 PM
  18. stkorn97's Avatar
    One of the biggest reasons I got a Nexus 7 was cause of Asus making it and I loved the build quality of their transformer line. I on the other hand am not a fan of samsung made devices so I hope they stay away from the Nexus 7 and the 10 for that matter and let Asus do the tablets. Phone side, I dont really care since none of them do Verizon support so they arent really an option for me.
    09-11-2013 02:54 PM
  19. patruns's Avatar
    so I hope they stay away from the Nexus 7 and the 10 for that matter
    Samsung makes the Nexus 10.....
    09-11-2013 02:55 PM

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