Saturday 1 October 2016

New Google tablet could launch in 2016

Daniel Anderson

Published 25/03/2016 | 09:48

google nexus 7 2016
google nexus 7 2016

Google has been taking a break from its Nexus line of tablets but there are whispers of a return to the format this year

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The tablet wars have changed a lot in the last couple of years, with declining sales particularly from Apple as consumers seem to be less than interested in yearly upgrades for their tablet tech.

That doesn't mean there aren't other players in the field, and the latest rumour suggests another big name is about to get back into the mix. Google could relaunch the Nexus tablet brand with a 7 inch device in 2016.

This new tablet could be called the Nexus 7 2016 and would be the third device to carry that name. Early reports suggest it would be a premium build, aimed at targeting business users with productivity features. This would all stem from the use of Android N, the next mobile operating system from Google which is still very much in its beta stage.

It sounds like Huawei might be the manufacturer behind this tablet, following on from their recent involvement with Nexus handsets. With the premium features its likely the Nexus 7 2016 won't be a cheap device, but it should come with some serious specs and build quality. If it turns out to be true, expect to hear more about this tablet at the Google I/O event in May 2016.

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