Google, the most popular American multinational technology company, headquartered in California.
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It is specialized not only in Internet-related services and products such as search, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, and software, but also in consumer electronic products primarily smartphones and tablets. Google has moved progressively into communications hardware through partnership with major electronics manufacturers in the world like HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Asus etc., in the production of its high-quality yet low-cost Nexus mobile and tablet devices.
Google Nexus is a series of consumer electronic devices that function using the Android operating system. Google handles the development, design and marketing of these handheld devices and the manufacturing is completely carried out the partners who are the original equipment manufacturers as mentioned before.
Till date 6 Nexus tablets and 6 Nexus smartphones variants and have been released in the market. The latest devices available in the market as of 2016 are Nexus 5X by LG and 6P smartphone by Huawei, Nexus 9 Tablet manufactured and marketed by HTC, and the Nexus digital media player marketed and manufactured by Asus. Google also launched a Nexus 10 which is a 10.00 inch tablet manufactured by Samsung.
Nexus 10 was released in 2012 with a 10.1-inch, 2560 by 600 pixel display, and was the world's highest resolution tablet in terms of display then available in 16 and 32 GB variants. Nexus 9 was the fourth tablet in the Google Nexus tablet series. It has an 8.9-inch LCD display with a 1536 by 2048 resolution with a 2 GB of RAM and runs Android 5.0.
It has a market share over 3.92% with annual shipments ranging around 8.10 million, in 2015-16.