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Has HUAWEI built a tablet for Google to be released in 2016?

According to prolific mobile leaker Evan Blass, we should expect to see a shiny new 7-inch tablet from Google by the end of 2016 built by HUAWEI.

Published onSeptember 5, 2016

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Right now, fans of the Nexus line have their eyes on the next pair of smartphones expected to be released in the coming weeks, but nobody has really been paying much attention to what Google has planned in the tablet department. Some have even speculated that Chromebooks are rapidly overtaking the niche that Android tablets once occupied, but now it seems like Google might have another tablet card up their sleeve in conjunction with HUAWEI.

It doesn’t have a name yet, and with the Nexus line allegedly rebranding to Pixel, there’s no way to really even speculate. All we know is that prolific leaker and Android community staple Evan Blass has tweeted that Google will be releasing a “Huawei-built 7-inch tablet, with 4GB RAM” before the end of the year.

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Blass has a longstanding track record for accurate leaks in the mobile industry, so although this is technically a rumor for now, its origin gives us a lot of faith.

There’s some speculation that this might be the “HUAWEI 7P,” a device name that HUAWEI recently secured a trademark for. Beyond that, there are precious few details on the ground.

We will probably have to wait until October 4th, when Google is expected to announce its next two phones, a 4K version of Chromecast, and a Daydream VR headset. For now, all we can do is speculate.

What do you think? Is the Android tablet in need of revival, and could HUAWEI be the company to pull it off? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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