Google originally scheduled the release of the Nexus 7 in December, but because Huawei backed out of doing the project, it seems like consumers will have to wait until next year to get their hands on the tablet.
Previous reports stated that Google contracted Huawei to manufacture its upcoming tablet. It was also mentioned that the device should be ready this upcoming month. However, recent updates revealed that the Chinese company has already turned down the contract because of a disagreement.
It can be recalled that the two giant companies have successfully worked together already. Huawei was the manufacturer of the Nexus 6P in 2015. As a result, there were reports that Google has offered for Huawei to manufacture its future phones as well as the upcoming tablet.
However, it seems like it would not happen anymore. Huawei wants its brand logo to be included in the upcoming devices it would manufacture with Google. The latter, on the other hand, did not agree to that condition which resulted to the Chinese company backing out.
Now, latest speculations state that the release of Google Nexus 7 might be delayed. The company could launch the tablet in mid- or late 2017.
According to MobileNApps, HTC could be the one to finish the job. The company has a successful partnership with Google as it manufactures the latest Pixel and Pixel XL. Rumor has it that Google has already asked HTC to do the Nexus 7 as well. Whether or not this is true, consumers should still expect the tablet to arrive next year.
Meanwhile, rumored specs of the tablet include a 7-inch Quad-HD display with pressure sensitivity. Buyers should also expect 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage alongside a MicroSD-XC that supports storage for up to 2TB.
In terms of processing hardware, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is said to power the tablet with an Adreno 530 chips. Also, the tablet may also sport a Quick Charge 4.0 that is capable of charging a fully-drained battery to 50% for just 15 minutes.
For now, let us just wait for official announcement from Google when the Nexus 7 would be released. But, it is safe to say that the tablet may never arrive before 2016 ends. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.