Huawei Reportedly Building ‘Pixel’ Android 7.0 Nougat Tablet Successor To Nexus 7

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If you were a fan of the ASUS-made Nexus 7 tablet, which was released way back in 2013, then it looks as though Google finally has a worthy successor in the pipeline. According to famed (and usually right on point) gadget leaker Evan Blass, the tablet will arrive later this year.

Blass posted the following in a tweet:

Huawei is no stranger to Nexus-esque Google hardware, as the company built last year’s Nexus 6P, which was well received by reviewers and the enthusiast community. The only details that Blass was able to pull from his sources are that the tablet will feature 4GB of RAM and that it will retain the 7-inch form-factor.

But whereas the Nexus 7 was sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, we have a strong suspicion that this new entry will have a Snapdragon 820 or Snapdragon 821 SoC under its display. And it wouldn’t be a stretch for the tablet to ship with a QHD (2560x1440) resolution display or higher. You can also expect to see usual hardware favorites like a fingerprint reader and USB-C connectivity onboard.

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It’s also possible that the tablet will fit under the “Pixel” brand name, which Google has reportedly selected to replace Nexus. The two upcoming HTC-made Android 7.0 Nougat flagship smartphones are reportedly called the Pixel and Pixel XL. Google has already used the Pixel name for a previous tablet, the Pixel C, so it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to see that trend continue here.

With that being said, the tablet could make an appearance alongside the Pixel, Pixel XL, Google Home, Daydream VR headset and a 4K Chromecast at Google’s rumored October 4th hardware event.


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