Google might be ready to launch a new 7-inch Android tablet in collaboration with Huawei this year. The tablet is expected to come with 4GB of RAM, according to noted tipster Evan Blass. Google had achieved some success with its Nexus 7 tablet back when it was launched in 2013. Since, then the market for tablets itself has dried up – so it is interesting to see why Google is planning to come back in it.
Huawei’s 7-inch Android tablet will be a successor to Google’s somewhat successful Nexus 7 tablet from back in 2013. There is no additional information on the tablet as of yet.
Two of Google’s smartphones dubbed Pixel and Pixel XL are rumoured to launch in October. Google has decided to do away with the the Nexus name ,and will now focus on the ‘Pixel’ moniker. The smaller (5-inch display) of the two devices, Pixel – is codenamed Sailfish, while the larger (5.5-inch display) device, Pixel XL is codenamed Marlin, according to an AndroidPolice report. Both devices are being built by HTC.
Google had introduced its Google Pixel C tablet back in December 2015, which went on sale in US at a starting price of $499. The tablet features a 2560×1800 resolution 10.2-inch display, with 308 ppi. The tablet comes with an attachable full-size keboard that needs to be purchased separately. It features 3GB RAM an comes in two storage variants – 32Gb and 64GB. The Pixel C was Google’s own hardware.
Google’s Huawei-built 7-inch tablet, with 4GB RAM, on track for release before the end of the year.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) 5 September 2016
The last Nexus tablet from Google was Nexus 9, which was launched back in 2014. The tablet features 2GB RAM and comes in two versions – Wi-Fi and LTE. It turns on a dual-core 2.3GHz Denver CPU and has been upgraded to support Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device was built by HTC.
With the introduction of split-screen feature in Android Nougat, Android tablets might find more use among customers and enterprises.