Google Nexus 7 (2017) – The Reason Behind its Delay

Five years have passed since Google has updated its Nexus 7 offering and Android fans who are looking to purchase tablets, are practically forced to acquire them from Google’s competition. The Android parent was actually expected to introduce the highly anticipated Nexus 7 (2017) during last year, but some manufacturing issues came up.

Huawei Fallout

As many might already know, Google has teamed up with a bunch of tech companies along the years in order to create Nexus devices. In fact, the original Nexus 7 was created in collaboration with Asus. Huawei is the last tech manufacturer that Google has teamed with, and Huawei was supposedly going to produce Nexus 7 (2017). Sadly, things didn’t go according to plan since Huawei parted ways with Google.

The reason why these two tech giants decided to break off their ties is because Google didn’t want Huawei to put its branding on the devices the two create together. Huawei is still a young name in the tech market in comparison with the likes of Samsung, and considering that it still looking to make a name for itself, the Chinese manufacturer decided to pursue its own path in the tech world.

New Manufacturer

Fortunately for Android fans, Huawei and Google’s fallout doesn’t mean that Nexus 7 (2017) will not come out anymore. Rumor has it that Google is in talks with HTC right now. This rumor is highly likely to be proven true since this wouldn’t be the first time these two companies team up. In fact, HTC is the tech manufacturer that produces Google’s latest Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

Nexus 7 (2017)

Google’s upcoming tablet is going to give Android fans what they want, and by that we mean a pure Android experience. Even better, Nexus 7 (2017) is expected to ship with Android 8.0 Nougat out of the box. This is actually what leads us to believe that Nexus 7 (2017) will be launched towards the end of the year, when the final version of Android 8.0 is scheduled to come out as well.

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