Dec 15, 2016 08:56 AM EST
Google Nexus 7 Update: No Andromeda OS but This Tablet will Still Rule Them All in 2017; Here's Why! [RUMOR]
Google Nexus 7 tablet is a potential candidate for 2017's list of best tablets. Here's why!
Google Nexus 7 Tablet 'Beast' Specs
Evidence hints at a Huawei-built tablet set for December release. Notorious tipster Evan Blass previously tweeted the details of a 7-inch Google device that will sport 4 GB of RAM.
In another report, Google Nexus 7 is said to pack 3,000 mAh battery and Snapdragon 820 chipset. Other leaks include Quad HD resolution and a thinner metal body. It is rumored to have 13 MP rear camera and 8 MP front-facing camera
Google Nexus 7 - Not Pixel - could Still be Affordable
Judging from these tech specs, it seems inappropriate to call it a budget tablet according to PC Advisor. However, if Blass has claimed that the tablet will be manufactured by Huawei, then consumers can still expect an affordable tablet that does not carry 'Pixel' brand.
The Android Experience
Google is taking a serious path to Andromeda OS integration in all of its devices but it may take several years before we see Chrome OS and Android OS merged.
If Andromeda OS will arrive as early as next year to the tablet, then consumers will be put into confusion. Moreover, the Chromebooks would be useless devices. From the developer point of view, it would mean recoding their apps to meet Andromeda's criteria. This would also take time until they're fully compatible.
That being the case, it is safe to assume that the next Google Nexus 7 tablet will still run the latest version of Android Nougat. And to corroborate this assumption, TechRadar has mentioned a pure Android experience in its report about Google Nexus 7 2016 and Pocket-Lint has stressed that Andromeda OS is meant for Google's brand new laptop lineup.
This could also mean, no Andromeda OS to be seen in any tablet in the near future. Google Nexus 7 tablet is expected to debut in 2017.