Google had been mulling HTC as a potential Nexus
tablet partner since last year and HTC engineers have been
flying to the Googleplex in Mountain View in recent months to
work on the project, the report said.
Google's decision to pick HTC reflects its long-term strategy of
building a broad base of partners from device to device to
prevent any one manufacturer from gaining a monopoly, the report
That may also be one of the reasons why Google chose HTC over
bigger rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, maker of the Nexus 10
Google and HTC declined to comment on the report.
(Reporting by Shivam Srivastava in Bangalore; Editing by
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