It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a new Nexus 7 – and no, the Nexus 9 doesn’t count because it was a premium tablet. We’re talking about the cheap, yet noteworthy tablets that Asus manufactured in 2012 and 2013, and with Google‘s new take on having one cheap device (Nexus 5X) paired with a premium device (Nexus 6P), you could have been forgiven for expecting Google to launch a new Nexus 7 next year. If a report on Weibo is to be believed, that Nexus 7 might be already under development and at a manufacturer that Google has only recently gotten close to – Huawei. A Huawei Nexus 7 would be expected to be announced around October, when Nexus devices are now almost expected to launched.
Apart from a possible manufacturer and release date, there’s not a whole lot of detail to share – it’s still early days so it’s worth taking this news with a grain of salt, or two. Still, with the market for flagship and premium devices faltering, it’s definitely within the realm of possibility that a new Nexus 7 belongs somewhere in Google’s device portfolio – we hope.
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