After a three-year break, is Google on the way to launching a new tablet? The answer is yes – at least, according to a new report. In addition to a new manufacturer, the tablet is also slated to bear a new name.
New 7-inch tablet in the Pixel series
According to a tweet by serial leaker Evan Blass ([email protected]), whose leaks are regarded as very reliable and very accurate, Google will unveil – before the end of the year – a new tablet. According to this report, the new tablet will have a 7-inch screen and 4 GB of RAM memory, and will be manufactured by Chinese company Huawei.
Google's Huawei-built 7-inch tablet, with 4GB RAM, on track for release before the end of the year.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 5, 2016
Three months ago, a Huawei South Africa executive admitted that, “We’re doing the Nexus again this year, by the way,” a statement regarded as surprising, after it was learned that Taiwanese company HTC would be manufacturing Google’s two new devices. It now turns out that the Huawei executive knew exactly what she was talking about, except that instead of smartphones, it was a new tablet. It will be recalled that Google is in the processes of deleting the Nexus brand, which was identified with it for years, and replacing it by the Pixel brand, launched about a year ago.
This is not the first time that Huawei and Google are combining forces to launch a joint device. It was that same Chinese company that made last year’s Nexus 6P, which won admiring reviews, and is considered by us to be one of 2015’s most successful devices.
Next month: Google’s festive declaration event
On October 4, Google will hold a special announcement event, at which it is expected to announce a series of new devices. From what is known so far, Google will announce two new smartphone devices to be manufactured by HTC, the Pixel and Pixel XL (the larger model); new virtual reality glasses, to be given the temporary name Daydream VR; new Chromecast devices, which for the first time will also support video content with 4K resolution, which will be named Chromecast Plus or Chromecast Ultra; a new home loudspeaker named Google Home, Google’s answer to Amazon’s successful Echo product; and perhaps also an official announcement of Huawei’s new tablet.