It’s too early to talk about this subject, but we must inform you about Google’s activity and plans, as new rumors are surfacing about the upcoming Nexus 7 tablet, which, apparently, will be built by Huawei. If the rumors are true, as AndroidHeadlines claims, then the Nexus 7 will be launched at Google’s I/O event, which will be held in spring of 2016.
Until Google has decided about the final names of its latest Nexus smartphones, we were pretty sure that they will be called Nexus 5 2015 and Nexus 6 2015, but the engineers considered that the X and P letters will be more symbolic, as X is signifying the core of the Nexus brand and the P comes from Premium/Phablet. This means that the Nexus 7 2016 will most likely receive another name.
Google has released another Nexus 7 in 2012 and 2013, in collaboration with Asus, being a mid-range tablet with a plastic back and thick bezels. The tablet was paired with LG’s Nexus 4/5 smartphone and there were plenty people who wanted to buy it, especially because tablets were becoming very popular at that time. Also, the Nexus tablets were the first ones to come loaded with Google’s latest Android version and the fans wanted to test out the new features.
In 2012, when Asus has launched the first Nexus 7 tablet, in the first month have been sold over 500,000 units and during the third quarter, their number reached 1 million. Compared to 14 million, representing the iPads sold by Apple in the same period, this was a good number though.
We’re curious if the Nexus 7 2016 will have a better fate, especially that it will come loaded with Android N. It will be a total mystery until we’ll figure out what does N mean, if it stands for Nutella, Nougat or other sweets.
Hauwei has already launched a 7-inch tablet called X2 which supports a resolution of 1,200 x 1,920 pixels and it’s powered by a Kirin 930 processor with 2GB or 3GB worth of RAM.