Nexus fans are eagerly waiting for the Nexus 7 2016, which is said to be released this May. This rumor is fueled by the fact that many tech retailers continue to sell current Nexus models at discounted rates. These price cuts, according to media website Yibada, are a sign that Google is about to introduce a new line of devices and/or that retailers are clearing their shelves to make room for the latest models.
Uncertain Dates and Manufacturers
Despite these price cuts, nobody is really sure about the exact release date of the Nexus 7 2016. Many people suspect that it would be unveiled during Google’s I/O Developers Conference in May. The conference has launched a lot of new devices over the years, and this trend shows no sign of stopping this year. However, there are also those who say that the Nexus 7 2016 might be unveiled months away in October, which was when the current Nexus 6P was released last year.
There has been no confirmation as to which company will produce the Nexus 7 2016. Some say that it would be manufactured by Chinese company Huawei, which worked on the current Nexus 6P and have received compliments because of its handiwork. Others point out that the Nexus 7 2016 would be made by Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, which is rumored to create a couple of Nexus smartphones in 2016.
Many tech experts think that the Nexus 7 2016 will be similar in design to the Google Pixel C tablet, which has just been released several months ago. They expect it to have a 7-inch screen though, as what this article in Greenbot.com reveals there are those who think that Google should release two kinds of tablets: one with a 7-inch screen and another with an 8-inch screen.
Rumors are flying about the processor of Nexus 7 2016. Some report that it might be powered by a Snapdragon 808 or a Snapdragon 810 processor, while others think that it might come with an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor. If Huawei gets to manufacture the tablet, rumors say that it might have Huawei’s very own Kirin 950 chipset. Nobody’s really sure about the tablet’s RAM, too, though rumors point out that it should be between 2GB and 3GB.
Many people agree that the Nexus 7 2016 will likely come with a QHD panel and support 4G networks as well as Wi-Fi connectivity. It might also run on the new Android operating system called Android N (which might be called Android Nougat or Android Nutella when it’s released). Android N features a multitasking mode (which allows users to access multiple windows at once), and it comes with new options for UI customization and intuitive notifications and quick settings.
It’s important to note, though, that all of these are just rumors. Google still hasn’t issued an official statement about the features of the Nexus 7 2016 as well as its release date, so people will have to wait until the 2016 I/O Conference to get further details.