Google Nexus 7 2016 release date, specs rumors: Could still be launched before 2016 ends?

(ASUS)The first and second (in photo) Google Nexus tablets were manufactured by ASUS and the speculated new and third generation is made by Huawei.

The absence of the Google Nexus 7 2016 tablet during the Google Pixel event worries fans that it may no longer come out this year. Although the tech giant remains mum about the upcoming tablet, there are reports speculating that it will be produced by Huawei.

Before the Oct. 4 Google Pixel event, a lot of gadget enthusiasts were hoping that Google will also unveil the latest iteration of the Nexus 7 alongside its two newest Pixel phones, rebranded from the Nexus phones. There were even rumors that the upcoming tablet will also get the same rebranding and may be called the Pixel 7. However, after the launching of the flagship phones, there was no trace of Nexus 7.

According to reports, the tech company has started clearing out other devices like the Nexus 9 to give way and set up stage for the upcoming Google Nexus 7. There is a possibility, though, that it will no longer carry the Nexus brand and might join the Pixel family. However, Google has not responded to these reports.

Other sources also reveal that Google is expected to unveil the new tablet before 2016 concludes. As for its specs, it is rumored to boast a 7-inch AMOLED display and may run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and an Adreno 530. Although the tech giant is known for debuting its latest operating system to its own device first, the Nexus 7 2016 may run on the Andromeda OS fresh from the box instead of the Android Nougat. Andromeda, apparently, is the newest OS made by Chrome and Android that is designed for desktops. Since a tablet can be a portable computer, the Andromeda addition can be a huge advantage.

Fans have been waiting for Google to release an upgrade of its tablet line. Although these are still rumors, Google may soon announce more details about the tablet. 

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