Google Nexus 7 (2017) Will Appear Alongside Pixel 2 in October
Over the last couple of years, true Android fans have been forced to purchase tablets from companies such as Samsung in order to receive a “pure” Android experience. The reason behind this is that Google has yet to update its Nexus 7 tablet offering while Samsung has kept on putting out great devices. Considering the fact that Google’s fans have been demanding a Nexus 7 refresh for a while now, and that Google could generate large amounts of profits by capitalizing on that market, we can be sure that Nexus 7 (2017) is going to see the light of day this year.
A Delayed Release
The internet has been buzzing with rumors about Nexus 7 (2017) these past few months. The Android parent was initially expected to unveil the revamped Nexus 7 (2017) during the last year, but things didn’t go according to plan. According to rumors, Huawei was scheduled to start manufacturing Nexus 7 (2017) but the Chinese tech manufacturer wanted to stop being known as being Google’s “anonymous” manufacturer and declined to produce the tablet.
Google and Huawei have collaborated many times in the past, in fact Nexus 6P is the result of the collaboration between the two tech giants. However, Google started asking Huawei to stop putting its branding on the devices the two create together and this didn’t sit well with Huawei. All of this has led the Chinese tech manufacturer to pursue its own path and leave Google behind.
When will Nexus 7 (2017) Come out?
We think it’s safe to say that Nexus 7 (2017) will pop up somewhere around the last quarter of 2017. There are two main reasons behind our statement and we’re going to explain them right now. First off, speculations are pointing out that Google is in talks with HTC, and the two companies still need a couple of months before they can start mass producing the device.
Secondly, as everyone already knows Google has launched the developer preview of Android 8.0. Nexus 7 (2017) will undoubtedly ship with Android 8.0 installed on it. Therefore, the Android parent still needs to tweak out its upcoming operating system before it can release it to the wide public. All in all, this means that Nexus 7 (2017) will appear alongside Pixel 2 in October.