Google Nexus 7 2016 release date, specs rumors: Device to launch during Google's Oct. 4 event?


All signs are now pointing to the imminent announcement of the Google Nexus 7 2016 which may be coming soon.

Notable leaker Evan Blass made a post on his Twitter account, saying that the tablet was indeed under development, and it would come out before the end of the year.

Blass did not mention the exact date or month of the release. However, sources say the device may be announced during Google’s hardware event on Oct. 4. That may give Google enough time to finish the new Nexus 7 with its partner for this year. Rumors also mentioned that the tablet may come out on Nov. 24.

Speaking of partners, Blass’ tweet also supports reports that claim Huawei will be developing this year’s Nexus 7 following its partnership with Google on the Nexus 6P.

The partnership between the two companies to work on the tablet first became public knowledge when Huawei’s Charlene Munilall said the company was going to work on the Nexus again this year, despite the fact that HTC would be developing the two Nexus handsets. So, if the successors to the Nexus 6P and 5X were going to be handled by HTC, that leaves the Nexus 7 as the only Nexus device left for Huawei to make.

As mentioned by Blass, the new Nexus 7 will be equipped with 4 GB of RAM. Sources also say that it will have 64 GB of internal storage, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a USB-C port, a 14MP rear camera, Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution displays, and an Adreno 530 graphics processing unit.

Other reports suggest that the device will have an internal storage of 128 GB instead, and it can be upgraded to 2 TB (probably with a MicroSD). It may also come with an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor, along with the Android Nougat 7.0.

Meanwhile, some sources believe that Google will drop the Nexus name and call the device Pixel 7 or Pixel 7P.