The tech giant might have done away with the Nexus brand for its smartphone lineup since last year, but if the new reports are to be believed, we could very soon be able to a Nexus tablet. Despite the fact that the tablet market is shrinking, the companies are still making some worthy tablets, including the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and the upcoming Apple iPad series, and the Nexus 7 (2017) could be a part of it.
Google itself hinted about the existence of a tablet just like the Nexus 7 series. The company had announced to discontinue the Chromebook Pixel laptop and has also scrapped the plans for its 2017 iteration. During the announcement, Google did mention focus on smaller devices like smartphones and tablets, which could probably mean that a Nexus 7 tablet is coming really soon.
There is still quite some confusion over the name of the tablet. Considering the recently launched Pixel brand name and family of devices, it is possible that the 7-inch tablet could be named Pixel 7. But the possibility of having it named Nexus 7 cannot be completely ruled out as it is a more recognisable in global perspective.
Besides its price, certain issues in “global popularity” resulted in lower sales of the Pixel devices for the past year. The upcoming 7-inch tablet could mark the revival of the Nexus brand if Google decides to retain the name.
As we had once heard about something called “Andromeda OS”, well, that’s almost dead. Reports claim that Google is uncertain about the hybrid operating system and the Nexus 7 (2017) will come running Android 7.1.1 nougat out of the box. It is also said to be Google Day Dream View VR ready, being just the second tablet to sport VR capabilities after the Galaxy Tab S3. The tablet would obviously require a bigger VR headset.