It looks like Google has not forgotten about its Nexus tablets after all. According to serial leaker, Evan Blass of @evleaks, the internet giant is working on a 7” Nexus tablet that will be released “before the end of the year”.
According to his Tweet, the tablet will be made by Huawei, and will retain the comfortable 7” display found on the Nexus 7. Sadly though, Blass did not unveil much about the device, except that it will feature 4GB of RAM.
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
There haven’t been many reports about any Nexus tablets from Google. Late last year, Tech Times had some hazy speculations about the device and several months later back in April, Huawei filed for a trademark for “Huawei 7P” with the US Patents and Trademarks Office. It is believed that it will either be a successor to the current Nexus 6P smartphone by Huawei, or an update to the Nexus 7 that was last refreshed three years ago. There are also reports that Google will use Pixel branding instead of Nexus for its high-end tablets.
Google is reported to be hosting an event on 4 October 2016, where it will announce new devices like smartphones, Daydream VR headsets, 4K-enabled Chromecast, and more, so I guess all we can do now is wait and see if this rumour is accurate.