A few months ago, famous leakster Evan Blass let slip that Google is currently working on a 7-inch tablet. The said tablet, which later would be called Google Nexus 7, will be released by the end of 2016. However, it is now the middle of November and not much is known about the purported device. This led many to believe that Google is now pulling the plug on the upcoming tablet project. This rumor was further intensified by Huawei’s reluctance to be the manufacturer of the said Google product.
According to initial reports, Google will release the upcoming tablet?just before the holiday season. However, delays and lack of any solid evidence further complicate the matter. Now, many believe that Google is somehow putting a stop on the project because of manufacturing issues.
According to reports, Huawei is now reluctant on working with Google to manufacture the device. Colin Giles, the company?s Consumer Business VP, said that his company wants to get more from the Google partnership. He wants Huawei to be recognized and not just some nameless Google contractor who remains in the background.
The strife started when Google prohibited Huawei from putting its company logo on Nexus products. Because of this, Huawei?s top management has elected to opt out of the manufacturing deal with Google.
In the past, Huawei served as Google?s manufacturing arm for the 2015 Nexus 6P. Before then, Huawei strived to make its name know to the world by releasing its own brand of phones. It seems that the partnership with Google alone is not enough to appease Huawei?s top management.
The inter-company animosity forced Google to elect a new manufacturer for the Pixel phone. In the end, HTC managed to grab the deal and became the Google?s contractor for the Pixel and Pixel XL.
To date, there are no definite indications that Google has indeed cancelled the Nexus 7. Still, the lack of news and updates undermine the validity of earlier claims.
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