Google Pixel
The Google Pixel phone is displayed during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 4, 2016. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

Google Nexus 7 2016 could be released as a budget-friendly tablet, some reports have suggested. It is also expected to run on the Andromeda operating system, have an AMOLED display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset.

However, as the Google Nexus 7 2016 was not announced at the October event, some speculated that the device may be launched in 2017.

Previous reports have also suggested that the Google Nexus 7 2016 phone could be rebranded as the Google Pixel 7 as the company has reportedly dropped its Nexus branding. No official statement from Google has been released though.

There is also a possibility that the Nexus name could be retained as some reports have suggested that Google will only make the consumer-focused devices Pixels, reported Android Police.

The third generation Nexus 7 tablet will be manufactured by Huawei and not Asus. The Huawei 7P was previously trademarked. The first and second generation tablets were however manufactured by Asus.

Moreover, another source has stated that Huawei is manufacturing Nexus device for 2016 with HTC. Huawei has not made any official statements though.

The Google Nexus 7 2016 is expected to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, AMOLED display, 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. It is also expected to have USB Type-C connectivity and a 5,100 mAh battery.

The Andromeda OS is a combination of Android and Chrome operating systems. The system will make the Nexus 7 2016 as good as a desktop PC. Thus, a massive advancement in features and programs are expected in the device. The high-performance device may also boast of a 13MP rear camera. In terms of price, the tablet may have an affordable price tag, writes Mobile & Apps.

Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the Google Nexus 7 2016 tablet.