Google taps Huawei to build new 7-inch tablet as Nexus 7 successorBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 6 September 2016 | Categories: news
The past week, we've been tracking a number of rumours surrounding Google's self-branded range of mobile devices. First, it has been suggested that Google will be doing away with the Nexus name, in favour of something more uniform. The next bit of news cited Huawei as the manufacturer Google would use to design its Pixel and Pixel XL (not official names) smartphones. Now, the latest reports says a 7" tablet is also in the works.
Fueling the rumours is the Evan Blass, a well-known source for leaked mobile device information. According to Blass, the new Nexus tablet will feature 4 GB of RAM and is already on track to debut before the year's end.
Google's Huawei-built 7-inch tablet, with 4GB RAM, on track for release before the end of the year.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 5, 2016
Said announcement could happen on 4 October, as Google has an event scheduled to take place in an undisclosed venue and time on that date, according to Android Police. Their sources also inform them that along with two new smartphones and a tablet, Google will detail a 4K-supporting Chromecast and device for its Daydream VR platform.
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