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Google drops Nexus 7 to focus on Nexus 9

The Nexus 7 has been dropped from the Google Store in favour of the Nexus 9.

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The seven-inch tablet, built for Google by Nexus, has been a popular device since its launch back in 2012 but it has reached the end of its life-span after Google decided to drop the device from the Google Store.

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 12.49.30The only option now for those who want a Nexus tablet is the Nexus 9, a nine-inch tablet built by HTC and available since late 2014. This can still be bought at the newly launched Google Store.

Production had ceased on the Nexus 7 last year but it was only over the weekend that the device was entirely removed from sale.

This will inevitably spark speculation over the next Nexus device. With the most recent Nexus smartphone being the Nexus 6, will this pave the way for the Nexus 7 (2015) perhaps? Also, in the tablet market, will we see a Nexus 8 at all to challenge the 9, or is Google putting all its eggs in one basket?

Let us know in the comments what you think is most likely.

Find out more about the new Google Store in the latest issue of Android magazine, which also has top hacks, a review of the HTC One (M9) and a look at the future of Android. It’s available in stores and online now.

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