Google Nexus 7 2016: Killer Features, Release, & Why You Need to Wait

Google Nexus 7 2016: Killer Features, Release, & Why You Need to Wait
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A lot are going “insane” over the possibility that Google will announce a new Nexus 7 tablet sometime next week. According to new reports, the new tablet may not be wishful thinking anymore, and that it may feature an Android N OS plus NVIDIA’s Tegra X1. Will it be Google’s new killer?


Google’s Nexus line has always been friendly to the market especially since many users note that it provides the “true” Android experience. While the true highlight for the Nexus line this year will be the HTC Nexus 2016 rendition, many Android fans are waiting for the Nexus 7 tablet.

According to MobiPicker, Google should unveil the device during the Google I/O event. As what is expected, the said device will be launched around May 18 – same time as the conference. Since Android N is also expected to be released soon, it would make sense for Google’s new Android tablet to run on the latest software.

Nonetheless, should the Nexus 7 2016 edition be delayed during the I/O event, then it would likely run on Android Marshmallow, according to PC Advisor. Other expected features of the device include:

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  • 7in Quad-HD pressure-sensitive display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/Nvidia Tegra X1 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • MicroSD support up to 2TB

The report also noted that since Nexus 7 could be another budget tablet, its price should not be that high. However, Google has not provided the exact details about the device yet. As with other leaks and tips, all information must be taken with a grain of salt. The expected features may still change and Google may still need to tweak some parts of the device should it be really released. Consumers are advised to stay tuned for the official announcement.

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