How’s your Nexus 7 looking? If, like the rest of us, it’s getting a little long in the tooth then a Huawei made Google tablet is apparently set for launch before the end of the year.
The source is of course our friendly neighbourhood leaker Evan Blass, who sent out this tweet this morning:
Google's Huawei-built 7-inch tablet, with 4GB RAM, on track for release before the end of the year.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 5, 2016
You’ll note that Evan doesn’t say Nexus here, it’s a Google tablet built by Huawei. This of course matches up with a statement in June by Charlene Munilall, general manager for Huawei’s Consumer Business Group in South Africa, that Huawei is working on a new Nexus this year. That Nexus statement was made in June, so could indicate a late switch in branding.
Spec wise, it’s all there in the tweet. 7″ display, 4GB of RAM – beyond that it’s anyones guess. Whether it will be a mass market device aimed at moving volume like the Nexus 7, or a high-end device like the Pixel C isn’t clear. We’ll have to wait and see.
What would you like to see from a Google tablet built by Huawei?