Google released the first Nexus 7 in 2002 and it was created in collaboration with Asus, and a year later came the second edition. Now, the line of tablets is refreshing with another model, although the company hasn’t revealed it at the Google I/O Developer Conference 2016 event, making fans very disappointed. Now, everyone is worrying that Google will delay the launch of the Nexus 2016, whilst new rumors have surfaced on the internet, saying that this will be a budget-friendly tablet that will arrive in two variants.
First of all, the Nexus 6 2016 is expected to come pre-installed with Android N, and it will be created by either HTC or Huawei. Both manufacturers have collaborated before with the American multinational technology company with headquarters in Mountain View, but the latter is specialized mostly in smartphones.
Back in 2015, Google has released two smartphones: the smaller Nexus 5X with weaker specs and a plastic body, created by LG, and the Nexus 6P premium phablet created by Huawei. Both devices came loaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which brought new features such as Google Now on Tap, Doze and app permissions.
The Google I/O Developer Conference 2016 event took place from Wednesday, May 18, until Friday, May 20 and it was rumored that the company will unveil the Nexus 7 2016, but that didn’t happen. Now, new rumors suggest that the device will come later and will be available in a variant with a 7-inch screen and a smaller variant with a 5-inch screen, it will cost between $229 and $269 and will be powered by the upcoming Snapdragon 820 chipset, which will support 4GB of RAM. The internal memory will very low, but the device will be equipped with a microSD card slot for expansion up to 2TB.
Android N is now available as a Developer Preview (3) and it received “beta-quality candidate” status. It will come with improved Doze, launcher shortcuts, support for pressure-sensitive displays such as Force Touch, Vulcan API and more.