Google Nexus 7 (2017) Will Come out Hand in Hand with Android 8.0

Last year, Google was set to refresh its tablet offering by releasing Nexus 7 (2017) but sadly this didn’t happen. Huawei was supposedly going to manufacturer the tablet but the Chinese manufacturer didn’t agree to Google’s terms. What happened was that Google wanted Nexus 7 (2017) to be a pure “Android” device which meant that Huawei was not allowed to engrave its branding on the device and this didn’t sit well with Huawei. Fortunately for Android fans, there’s a new player in town.


Rumor has it that Google wants HTC to be Nexus 7 (2017)’s manufacturer now that Huawei is out of the way. In fact, the two tech giants are supposedly already in talks. We should mention that this rumor is highly likely to be proven true since Google has a good relationship with HTC since the Taiwanese tech manufacturer has also helped Google produce the highly popular Pixel and Pixel XL.

Now all that remains is for Google to pick a release date and to announce it. The fact that Google is adding the finishing touches to Nexus 7 (2017) shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone since the recently leaked “Taimen” product codename is rumored to be Nexus 7 (2017). In addition, Google hasn’t refreshed its tablet lineup for a while now.

Android 8.0

Nexus 7 (2017) caused commotion in the Android community when rumors started pointing out that it’s going to be powered by an entirely new operating system called Andromeda OS. The aforementioned operating system is speculated to be the result of the combination between Android OS and Chromebook OS. However, this is highly unlikely since Google’s own Hiroshi Lockheimer has confirmed that Andromeda OS doesn’t exist.

This means that Nexus 7 (2017) is undoubtedly going to ship with Android 8.0. Many believe that the sole reason why Nexus 7 (2017) hasn’t been already launched is because Google is not ready to start rolling out Android 8.0. The new operating system and tablet will definitely come out hand in hand towards the end of the year.

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