Google Nexus 7 (2017) – Latest Rumors and Updates
Google was expected to unveil its latest Nexus 7 tablet during Alphabet Inc.’s hardware event that took place on October 4th and to everyone’s surprise, Google didn’t even mention the tablet. This comes a surprise because lately the internet has been filled with reports and speculations about a new Nexus 7 device that was supposed to be launched just in time for Christmas but seeing that Christmas is only a few days away we can be sure that this isn’t going to happen.
The reason why everyone’s so enthusiastic about the new gadget is because it’s supposedly going to be powered by Andromeda OS. You might be wondering what’s Andromeda OS because it has not been launched yet, but we’re going fill you in right now. The operating system is the result of the combination between Chromebook OS and Android OS and it’s going to provide users with the same operations that desktop operating systems such as Windows 10 do. Rumor has it that Andromeda will be the next universal Android platform.
Evan Blass, a known and liable leakster posted a while back on Twitter an incomplete list that contained the tablet’s hardware specifications. According to Evan Blass, the device will be equipped with an Adreno 530 graphics processing unit which will be paired with 4GB of RAM. We don’t know yet which processor will power the tablet, but tech experts are speculating that it’s going to be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset.
Now that it’s clear that Google won’t release the tablet during 2016, we can expect it to be rolled out during the first quarter of 2017, especially since all other major tech companies have already launched new tablets. One additional factor that leads us to believe Nexus 7 will see the light of day during 2017 is the fact that Google halted the production line of Nexus 9 meaning that Google is trying to make room for another tablet in its stocks and Nexus 7 might be the one.