The last Nexus tablet to be released by Google was the Nexus 9 – unveiled last year in October. This year, the search-engine giant unveiled two Nexus smartphones instead of one but had no new slates in store for us.
However, rumors have it that, next year, Google will make a comeback to the tablet market with a new Nexus 7 model. Furthermore, the rumors add that the Nexus 7 (2016) will be manufactured by Huawei – the same OEM which is responsible for creating the latest Nexus 6P flagship phone.
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Nexus 7 (2016); Made By Huawei?
The Nexus 6P represents Huawei’s entry in the Nexus program, and for the company’s first Nexus device, the 6P has a lot to offer. More to the point at hand, assuming that the latest rumors are true then Huawei will continue to be involved in the production of Nexus devices.
Reportedly, Google intends to return to the tablet market next year, with a new generation Nexus 7 (this means the slate should have a 7-inch display). Furthermore, the rumors claim that the Nexus 7 (2016) will be manufactured by Huawei and that the project is already under way.
No other details have been revealed, but it’s worth noting that Huawei’s latest tablets were released in May 2015 and are known as the MediaPad M2 and X2. The former rocks an 8-inch display, whereas the X2 sports a 7-inch panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. Both models are wrapped in metal and are powered by a Kirin 930 octa-core processor, along with 2 or 3 GB of RAM depending on the storage configuration.
The Nexus 9 released last year was manufactured by HTC, and sadly it didn’t do extremely well on the market due to various flaws or shortcomings. Hopefully, and if the rumors are correct, Huawei will do a better job and perhaps the company will once again manage to infuse some of its metal build philosophy into the upcoming slate.
We’ll keep you posted if we find out more.