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Smartphone maker HTC has been tipped to partner with Google on a new Nexus tablet, possibly the Nexus 10 2.

2013 only brought along a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet, not the Nexus 10, but this year could be a different story. It has been rumoured that Samsung or Asus would make the second version of the Android tablet but now there's a third horse in the race, HTC. See also: Google Nexus 10 2 (2014) release date, price and spec rumours.

That's according to Focus Taiwan, which says HTC has won orders for a 'high-end model of the Google Nexus tablet line'. The device is expected to launch in the third quarter of the year, so between July and September.

HTC first worked with Google on the original Nexus smartphone back in 2010. Visit Best Android tablets

Although no product names were mentioned, it seems more likely for the tablet to be the Nexus 10 which is overdue an update. However, it is still possible that it will be a new model of the popular Nexus 7, or maybe even both tablets.

HTC tried its hand in the tablet market, namely with the Flyer which launched in 2011. It struggled to make the device a success and has since focused on smartphones. The HTC One has been an extremely popular handset since launch.  

The Nexus 10 2 remains something of a mystery with Google choosing not to launch a successor to the original last year. Rumoured specifications include a 10.1 in 2560 x 1600 screen, an 8Mp camera and a whopping 9500 mAh battery.

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