The Tesco Hudl has been a surprising success. Last year, Tesco sold an impressive 35,000 Hudl 2 units in two days, making it the fastest-selling tablet at Tesco. It sits at number two in our round-up of the best budget tablets, and at number six in our overall best tablets of 2015. That's why we're excited to see what's next from Tesco. Here, we bring you Tesco Hudl 3 release date rumours to explore when the new Tesco Hudl is coming out. See also: Best new tablets you should be most excited about in 2015.

Update 6 October: We have some bad news about the Hudl 3 - see below for details.

Tesco Hudl 3 release date rumours: When is the Tesco Hudl 3 coming out?

The Tesco Hudl 2 was released on 9 October 2014 after a 3 October launch. Before that, the first Tesco Hudl arrived on 30 September 2013. Based on that information, we we're expecting a third-generation Tesco Hudl to launch around the same, at the end of September or early October this year.

However, we've received some interesting news about the Hudl 3 as it seems that a new model isn't going to arrive any time soon.

A PC Advisor reader contacted Tesco to find out whether the company is intending to make future models of its own brand tablet and got what seems like confirmation that the Hudl 3 won't be launched for this Christmas period, at least and possibly worse.

In the email thread Tesco initially said "Currently we have no information for Hudl 3 specifications or release dates" and then confirmed "I'm sorry to say but at this time there are no plans to release a Hudl 3."

Now this isn't the be and end all as it's an email thread from the Tesco Tech Support team so we'll update this article should we hear anything further on the subject.

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Tesco Hudl 3 price: How much will the new Tesco Hudl cost?

When the Tesco Hudl 2 first arrived, it was priced at a bargain £129. Since then, it's become even cheaper, at just £99.

We expect that the Tesco Hudl 3 will be priced around the £129 mark before a similar price drop some months later. It's unclear whether the Tesco Hudl 2 will remain on sale at an even cheaper price, but it's certainly a possibility.

What's more, you'll be able to make part or full payment using Tesco Clubcard vouchers if you have them, so it could cost you as little as £65 in vouchers.

Tesco Hudl 3 specs: What new features will the new Tesco Hudl have?

The Tesco Hudl 3 is likely to have a new, faster processor, and possibly some new colours. It'll probably run Android 5.0 Lollipop, too - or 6.0 Marshmallow if it's not going to launch for a while yet.

We'll be updating this article with all of the latest rumours and peculation about the Hudl 3 as soon as it arrives, so check back regularly to stay up to date.