Last year Google released the Pixel C tablet, and since then, it has not launched any other Nexus-branded tablet. It is rumoured that the search engine giant will be launching Nexus 7 (2016) by August this year.
At the recently held Google I/O 2016 event, the company did not unveil a new Nexus device. Instead, it made known its pre-installed Android OS. Since Android N is in beta stage, the OS is reported to be released by late summer.
Reports claim that sales of Nexus 9 tablets have been stopped, and this was seen as a cue for the release of a new tablet later this year. However, no official confirmation has been reported as to how many Nexus devices will be launched this year.
Google has once again sealed a partnership with HTC to build two Android N devices codenamed as M1 (Marlin) and S1 (Sailfish). These devices will be the successor of Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones.
Meanwhile, it was also reported that Huawei and Google are coming together to build a 7-inch tablet, and recently, the Chinese company filed a trademark for the device back in April with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), notes IBTimes.
Rumours are rife that the Nexus 7 (2016) tablet will sport a 7-inch display along with the support of Quad HD resolution. The device will be powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4GB of RAM. Another report claims that the device will have a Snapdragon 625 chipset. Since this device is rumoured for release later this year, Android N will be preloaded.
The grapevine suggests that the final version of Android N will be rolled out in August and the Nexus 7 (tablet) would make it is way in the same month.