Google has released Developer Preview 3 at its I/O conference and it’s actually the alpha version, more stable and with new features. Users already know what to expect, and if things will go well, Google will release the final version this summer, following to announce the next Nexus 7 tablet, which wasn’t present at this year’s conference. It seems that Google was so busy working on Android N that it put the Nexus 7 on the second place.
Fans were very disappointed that the Nexus 7 wasn’t brought to the Google I/O conference. Google hasn’t even mentioned its name, having other announcements to make: Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Allo and Duo, Android Instant Apps, Project Tango, Daydream VR, Project ARA, Project Soli and Project Jacquard, Android Wear 2.0, Firebase and Android Studio 2.2, Android Auto, Google Play Awards and, of course, Google has given more attention to Android N and its new features.
Android N will receive updates until July, then it will be released in September, one month earlier than Marshmallow. In this case, the Nexus 7 2016 tablet, as well as the successors to the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will make their appearance a bit later and they’ll come loaded with Android N out of the box.
The tablet is rumored to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, while other rumors suggest that the Nexus 7 2016 will actually house an NVIDIA Tegra X1 Super Chip or a Kirin 950 chip. But it’s worth taking into consideration the possibility that the tablet will receive Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chip along with 4GB of RAM. There are no other known details about this tablet, only that it will has a QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1800 pixels.
As for the other two Nexuses, they’ll be built by HTC and they will have the codenames Sailfish (S1) and Marlin (M1).
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