A lot of Google fans — and even non-fans — are excited about the release of the  Nexus 7 2017. This isn’t really surprising because 1) it’s been a long time since a  Nexus tablet has made the headlines, and 2) the latest device from Google is expected to have powerful specs and great features.

Unfortunately, as of the moment, we don’t know much about this upcoming gadget since Google has not released an official statement about it. However, there are some rumors and reports about this much-awaited device, and we’ve listed them below to give you some idea of what you can expect:

  1. It probably won’t be called Nexus

People are still calling it the Nexus 7 2017, but several tech experts think that Google is going to take this opportunity to completely re-brand its line of products. The Mountain View-based company released the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones in 2016, which were the successors of 2015’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. If this trend continues, it might release the Nexus 7 2017 as Pixel 7.

  1. It might not be Android-based

Android has a lot of good things going for it. It’s available in many makes and models, so people can pick the phone or tablet that best suits their needs and budget. It also offers a wide range of customization options, allowing users to easily personalize their device and ensure that it fits their specific lifestyle.

However, it seems that Google has found a way to make its mobile OS even better: combine the flexibility of Android with the power of Chrome OS to create a completely new operating system. It will reportedly be called Andromeda, and it will be available in the Nexus 7 2017.

  1. It’s going to be packed with great features

Aside from getting outfitted with a new OS, the Nexus 7 will reportedly have excellent specs. Tech experts say that it might have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor or even higher, along with an Adreno 530 GPU, a 4GB RAM, a 64GB internal storage, and an impressive 2TB memory expansion option.

It’s speculated to have a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera, making it an ideal companion for those who love taking pictures. It will obviously have a 7-inch screen which, according to rumors, will have a display resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 piixels. To support all these features, the Google Nexus 7 2017 will reportedly come with a 3,000mAH battery, allowing you to fully enjoy the tablet without getting tethered to the wall outlet.

  1. It can compete with the latest gadgets from Apple and Microsoft

These two companies are due to release new devices in 2017: Apple with its iPad Pro 2 and Microsoft with its Surface Pro 5. These two models have been pitted against each other ever since they were announced, but they might not be the only contenders since the Google Nexus 7 2017 — with its powerful specs and impressive features — can also join them in the ring.

These are just some of the Google Nexus 7 2017 rumors and reports that have been floating around the web. It’s important to note that these have not been confirmed by Google, so let’s take them with a grain of salt and wait for the official announcement from the tech giant.