Google is in the process of yanking its Nexus 7 tablet from its online store, which is surprising some given how affordable and capable the device has proven.

Google is rethinking its tablet lineup, according to recent reports. The tech giant has reportedly doing two things that are very telling about the Nexus lineup over the course of the next calendar year. First, the company has apparently pulled the Nexus 7 tablet from their online store.

The 7-inch tablet is amongst the most impressive 7-inch tablets on the market, and really hasn’t disappointed any users. Many have even pointed out how capable it is – and even compared it to the iPad. That being said though, the Nexus 9 is on the market – and many have indicated that this might be the primary reason for the shuttering of the Nexus 7.

The Nexus 7 tablet is a couple years old, dating back to 2013, but had remained one of the more impressive devices on the market. That is until Google decided that they were taking the device off the market – which apparently was decided in the last few weeks. In other Nexus related news though, Google has apparently agreed to let LG handle the building of the next Nexus tablet, which will launch sometime during 2015.

This is major news for LG and for Nexus fans because the Nexus 4 and 5, which were produced by LG, were amongst the most impressive Nexus devices to ever be built. Now that Google has pulled the Nexus 7, the timing is better than ever for LG to really start firing up the work on the next Nexus tablet for this calendar year.

See Also: Google Nexus 7 Second Edition (2013) Review.

It will surely be one of the most popular devices on the market – once it gets to the market. However, that might take some time – as a fall release would seem to be the most sensible solution that either company could come up with to actually get to this point.

For both Google and LG the next several months will be about timing, and ensuring that users are as happy as possible – coming to the launch of the next Nexus device, now that the Nexus 7 has been axed.

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