During CES 2013 we were treated to a reveal of a flexible display, which we assumed would make it to a smartphone some time this year, but production issues prevented this from happening. However, we have now seen a couple of handsets sporting a curved design, and there is also talk of this technology being implemented on a tablet.
One of the first companies to use this curved display is LG, but we have to wonder what will be the first tablet with a flexible screen to be released by the South Korean company? There is also the question of when because the year is almost out and they are leaving things a bit late?
There are numerous possibilities, and one could be next July if they have anything to do with the Nexus 7 third generation. ASUS currently works in conjunction with Google with the Nexus 7 tablet, but from what we are hearing this might not be the case next year.
Several companies have been put forward to take over from ASUS, with Motorola being one, and LG the other. Let us say for arguments sake that it is the latter, then the possibility of a Nexus 7 3 with flexible display for 2014 is something worth thinking about.
This Nexus 7 3rd-gen feature could be just what Google is looking for when competing with rival devices, although we suspect Samsung will also have something very similar to offer. However, we do not think it will be as good as a 2014 Nexus 7 with a curved display, as long as LG and Google work as well as ASUS has in this tablet program.
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