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Huawei said to be building new Nexus 7 to launch this year


Google may not have given up on Nexus tablets just yet. According to new claims, the company is again teaming up with Huawei to build a new Nexus 7 slate that is expected to make its debut before the end of this year.

The ever-reliable Evan Blass (@evleaks) claims that the 7-inch device will have 4GB of RAM just like the latest Android flagships, which should make light work of running multiple apps side-by-side in Android 7.0 Nougat.

This is all the information Blass has provided for now, so we’ll have to wait to find out more. But we can assume that if this device is being built by Huawei, it will offer a high-end design made from premium materials, just like the company’s own MediaPad M3.

Google is expected to announce its new Nexus smartphones made by HTC on October 4, so we could see its new Nexus 7 tablet then. The event could also bring Google-branded smartwatches, a new Chromecast that supports 4K video, and more.

The most recent Nexus tablet is the HTC-built Nexus 9, which was launched in 2014 alongside the Nexus 6. However, Google has since released the high-end Pixel C with a larger 10.2-inch display, 3GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of internal storage.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...