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Google Nexus 7 2016 Release Date, Specs & Rumors Round-Up [VIDEO]; Might Be Named Pixel 7?

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Google is gearing up to debut its next-generation tablet. The search giant is also set to introduce a couple of its biggest surprises in its upcoming tablet, which comprises of an upgrade to two of the device's specifications that could notably change the direction of the tablet series.

This is probably the best time for Google to introduce these latest developments as the company has just launched its new flagship entries in the smartphone arena, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Aside from rejuvenating the brand, both devices have been able to persuade some users to switch brands, thanks to the devices' high-end specs.

In line with this, Google Nexus 7 2016 is rumored to come with the company's latest OS (operating system) offering, Andromeda. The company's first hybrid operating system is tipped to be a blend of Google's Android 7.0 Nougat and a slew of Chrome features. The outcome could only be advantageous for the new slate. Moreover, the Nexus 7 is touted to be a durable and powerful tablet. In fact, the budget-friendly tablet is expected to be one of the best selling tablets in the market, MobiPicker reported.

Rumors are rife that the Google Nexus 7 2016 tablet will get the same rebranding as the latest Pixel smartphones and may be dubbed as the Pixel 7, according to NeuroGadget.

If recently surfaced rumors proved to be true, the new tablet will sport a 7-inch AMOLED (active-matrix light-emitting diode) screen, a 4GB of RAM coupled with a monstrous 64GB of internal storage, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and an Adreno 530.

Rumor mills have been churning all sorts of speculations around the Huawei-built device's release date, indicating that it will hit the store shelves before the end of 2016. Google, however, has remained tight-lipped regarding Nexus 7 2016 release date, and the company has neither confirmed nor denied these speculations. Readers are therefore advised to take these rumors with a huge grain of salt.

Stay tuned in here for more Google Nexus 7 2016 release date update and more!

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