Google Nexus 7 (2016) is said to be on the way and the search engine giant will unveil the phone together with the recently launched Android N.
Google surprised many when it unveiled the Android N Developer preview months before its usual date, which is during the Google I/O Developer Conference that is expected in May this year.
Now that the company has already availed the Android N preview ahead of schedule, word has it that the new Google Nexus 2016 version will be released during the I/O event to be held between May 18 and May 20.
LG and Huawei still onboard
Google has been taking in varied companies when making the Nexus line of devices. Last year saw a new player come into play – Huawei – and it seems this Chinese maker is still in Google’s plans as far as the Google Nexus 2016 is concerned. The company took charge of the highly successful Nexus 6P. On the other hand, the smaller Nexus 5X was taken care of by LG, which is also rumored to be part of the team behind this year’s Nexus line of devices. Before this, the Life’s Good crew has also been in charge of the Nexus 5.
The latest reports claim that Google will launch a tablet alongside the Nexus smartphone. It is not yet known which company – between Huawei and LG – will take care of which device.
Google Nexus 7 (2016) rumored to be on the way
The rumored device that the search engine giant is believed to be making ready for this year is a refreshed Google Nexus 7 (2016). If all goes well, Huawei will be in charge of releasing the third generation of this Nexus 7, something that might point towards LG when it comes to this year’s Nexus smartphone.
At the moment, it is only speculations and rumors and as such, nothing is clear as far as the specs and features of the upcoming Google Nexus 2016. However, as mentioned earlier, the rumor mill claims that the phone will be powered by the latest Android N, even though the name of dessert is still unknown.
This OS is already under tests after Google made it available to developers to test their apps. At the moment, no public user can use the software, but the company recently launched an Android Beta Program that will see early adopters get a chance to download and install the beta version of the OS.