Google I/O Developers Conference will be taking place in a few days and the internet is mad with rumors and speculations about the upcoming Google Nexus 7. It will take place next week, from 18th to 20th May at Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre, in California.
According to the latest batch of rumors, Google will be unveiling the upcoming Nexus 7 during this conference. Besides the new handset, Google will also release their new OS, the upcoming Android N. In order to release the Nexus 7, Google is reportedly working with two manufacturers, Huawei and HTC.
Currently, HTC is in a 3-year contract with Google so it will not be surprising at all, if the new Nexus 7 emerges out of HTC stables. At the same time, the present generation Nexus 6P flagship was made by Huawei.
It is possible that the company will again be chosen to manufacture the upcoming Nexus. However, other reports regarding the Nexus 7 reveal that instead of unveiling it, the tech giant might announce that they have decided to discontinue the Nexus tablet lineup.
Vine Report declared that some features which users can expect from Android N are pressure-sensitive display, new Vulcan API, Unicode 9 support along with many other shortcuts. Google Nexus 2016 could feature a 5.1inch or 7inch display.
Under the hood, it will be powered by an Nvidia Tegra X1/Snapdragon 820 SoC processor along with 4GB of RAM. The Nexus 2016 could also feature a 2TB external storage, upgradable via microSD card. This is a feature that was missing from Nexus devices released earlier. The device, powered by Android N, will feature a 12MP rear shooter and a 5MP front shooter. It will be powered by a 3000mAh battery.
If Nexus 7 2016 is ultimately released, it will come after three years of gap in the tablet line-up. Google’s first Nexus 7 model was released back in 2012, during which it partnered up with Asus. Another tablet was released on 2013 after which there were no more devices for the next couple of years.
Due to the absence of a Nexus 7 for two years, people started believing that Google has finally discontinued that range. However, ASUS chairman Jonney Shih, declared during a Trusted Reviews interview back in 2015 that an upcoming Nexus 7 was quite likely.
Presently, the speculations suggest that Google has dropped ASUS in order to make way for Huawei or HTC. Keep in mind that an official confirmation from Google is still missing, therefore you should take this information with a pinch of salt.
Meanwhile, further reports indicate that Google Nexus 7 is will not release anytime soon. The company might decide to launch it later this year. With Google’s I/O Developers Conference scheduled to take place next week, there are still no rumors regarding what Google will unveil or declare during this highly anticipated event.
Latest reports suggest that the company will focus on various aspects like Android VR and Self-driving cars from Google. Similar to last year, Google might announce its next generation Google Nexus 2016, during Fall this year.
There are certain things which can come to focus during this year’s event. First of all, we all know that Android N is the upcoming generation of Android OS for mobile devices. It will come with performance improvements along with new and updated features. It will also have Android Pay for supporting wireless payment in many countries.