Google is preparing to launch quite a few new devices at some point in the coming weeks, including a couple of Nexus-like smartphones made by HTC that will have Pixel branding, an exciting first-gen Daydream VR headset, and a new 4K Chromecast according to a recent report. But it looks like Google hasn’t given up its tablet dreams yet. A fresh leak from a trustworthy source says that Google is about to bring to market a Huawei tablet that will probably not be included in the Nexus family.
According to the well-informed Evan Blass, Google and Huawei partnered up for one more year, after launching the Nexus 6P phablet in 2015. A previous rumor did say that Huawei was working on new Nexus hardware, but that report suggested a Nexus 6P successor would be in the works.
Blass says that the new device will be released “before the end of the year,” and says the device will have a 7-inch screen and 4GB of RAM. Other details aren’t available at this time. While the Pixel-branded smartphones that HTC is working on have been described in numerous reports, this Huawei tablet has been a well-kept secret.
Huawei does have a trademark on the Huawei 7P name, and we may very well see such a tablet hit stores in the near future. Either that or Google will simply refresh its tablet lineup with a new Pixel C successor. Such a device would fit very well with the HTC-made Pixel handsets, at least when it comes to branding. Let’s just hope that Google found a recipe for success and figured out how to make Android tablets great again.
Google is expected to announce new hardware on October 4th, a recent report said, although the company is yet to send out invites for the media.