Some reports had hinted that the Google Nexus 7 2016 would be released alongside the Pixel and Pixel XL phones, but as you all know, this did not materialize.
Nonetheless, it hasn’t stopped the rumors from flooding in and taking different angles, with many still adamant that there is still time for the search engine giant to follow its impressive phones with a Google Nexus 7 2016 tablet. Previous rumors have indicated that the device will be released in the fourth quarter. Well, this is it and in fact, we only have about six weeks before the end of Q4 2016.
Interestingly, Google is rumored to be planning to keep the Nexus 7 2016 as the name of this device despite the recent shift to the Pixel branding when it comes to the smartphone niche. However, these are not words from Google, but they are just speculations. As a result, don’t be surprised if Google unveiled a new tablet with a Pixel name, just like the current Pixel C tablet it already has.
If indeed the Google Nexus 7 2016 tablet is released, it will be a tough battle for Apple as the tech giant is also rumored to be working on a new iPad Pro that should be released in March 2017. Like the former, the latter details are also based on speculations from market observers.
According to leaked details, the Google Nexus 7 2016 tablet will come with flagship hardware and features. Among them is a QHD AMOLED display screen alongside the latest Snapdragon 820 SoC that is paired with 4GB RAM. There is talk of 64GB of inbuilt storage, a 5100mAh battery unit, and a 13MP rear snapper. Rather than run on the latest Android Nougat, the Nexus 7 2016 tablet is rumored to ship with Andromeda OS.
As for now, it is hard to tell which company will be working together with Google in the production of the Nexus 7 2016 slate. However, it seems HTC and Huawei are the two main names in line for a berth in Google’s plans. Months ago, a Huawei official hinted at the company having plans to make another Google device, but now that the Pixel and Pixel XL are already out, with HTC reportedly being the OEM behind them, it remains to be seen whether the Chinese tech giant will take up the role of manufacturing the Google Nexus 7 2016.
In terms of pricing, rumors claim that Google will price the Nexus 7 2016 affordably, but there is no mention of the exact price tag.