The tablet world may have been outperformed by smartphones and more specifically, phablets, but the major tech names in the industry haven’t been put off by the major slowdown in slate sales.
Google is rumored to be working on a new tablet that should be here before the end of November, hitting the stores by Thanksgiving Day. The Google Nexus 7 2016 is the tablet in question here and according to the latest information, the slate should be available for purchase before the end of the month of November.
Furthermore, the same report stresses that the upcoming Google Nexus 7 2016 tablet will come preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat, which is an expectation for any new mobile device coming from Google from now henceforth. This further cements the fact that Google is expected to avail Android Nougat updates in the coming weeks, with reports from Canada suggesting that the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X could start seeing the update as early as August 22.
Just recently, the search engine giant ended the sales of Nexus 9 tablet, another strong indicator that indeed the Google Nexus 7 2016 will soon be a reality. As for the specs, the Nexus 7 2016 will pack some of the best specs you can find on a mobile device out there. The Snapdragon 820 SoC is among them, which is supported by a 4GB RAM and the storage will reportedly be expandable, but the exact size is still unknown. It is also possible that this slot could accommodate up to 2TB of storage and apparently, the 7-inch tablet is being made by Huawei. But still, don’t be surprised if you came across an Nvidia Tegra X1 processor.
Google Nexus 2016 phones to debut alongside the Nexus 7 2016
While the latest report claims that the Google Nexus 7 2016 will be in time for Thanksgiving Day, it doesn’t mention of when exactly this device is expected to be launched. However, it adds that the highly anticipated Google Nexus 2016 phones will also be available for purchase alongside this tablet.
The two phones, which are codenamed Marlin and Sailfish and are being made by HTC, will come with a 5-inch and 5.5-inch screen size, respectively. This will be a shift from last year’s 5.2 inches for the Sailfish predecessor and 5.7 inches for the Marlin predecessor. Both Nexus 2016 phones will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 820 chipset alongside 4GB of RAM. With a base model of 32GB, each of the two phones will also be expected to add one or two more storage options to cater for the needs of those with large or many files to store on their devices. This is much needed because there won’t be room for microSD card storage, just like Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.
As for the camera, benchmarks have showcased a 13MP and 8MP rear and front snapper, respectively. While there are no details of whether HTC will this time pack OIS on the rear lens, the change is much expected as Google looks to match the photography power of other major OEMs in the game. Like the Google Nexus 7 2016, the two Nexus 2016 phones will also be powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
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