Google released the current Nexus 7 in 2013. (Photo : YouTube / TechFocus)
Google has not announced the new Nexus 7 yet; however, the device will reportedly be manufactured by Huawei simply as a Nexus tablet.
Earlier reports claimed that the Nexus 7 will be released in 2016. Huawei denied to work with Google, which means that a 2016 release is highly unlikely, rumors claimed.
Now, there seems to have been a change of heart from Huawei as the company is now reportedly expressing their interest to work with Google again for new Nexus products. The new Nexus 7 2017 tablet could be developed by Huawei and it could hold 4GB RAM with a 7-inch screen, 9 to 5 Google reported.
With 2016 nearly done, the Nexus 7 tablet from Huawei is expected to be released in 2017 at the earliest. The specs are not confirmed but it will reportedly feature a QHD resolution and 64GB base internal storage with support for expandable storage for up to 2TB.
In terms of its camera, the Huawei Nexus 7 will reportedly have just a 13-megapixel rear camera. It has been a common trend for Android tablets to carry subpar cameras compared to their smartphone counterparts.
Huawei's Nexus 7 2017 tablet is also expected to be powered by the current Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. There is also a chance that it would use the recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 instead considering that the development has not started yet.
If it does feature the Snapdragon 835, it would be one of the fastest Android tablets ever released. It could even rival the NVIDIA SHIELD tablets in terms of everyday use.
Out of the box, the Huawei Nexus 7 tablet will reportedly run the Andromeda OS from Google. The said operating system will include features from both Android and Chrome OS for greater versatility when it comes to apps and such. Google would also be using the new Andromeda OS in their rumored Pixel 3 laptop, Android Police reported.
Google could announce the Huawei Nexus 7 2017 tablet in 2017 through their own press conference or event. The search engine giant could also tease fans during the CES 2017 but that is a small possibility.
Watch the video below to find out whether the Nexus 7 2013 is still worth it in 2016: