Google Nexus 7
Hugo Barra, director of Product Management at Android, holds a new Nexus 7 tablet during a Google event at Dogpatch Studio in San Francisco, California, July 24, 2013. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

There are talks that Google will rebrand its Google Nexus 7 2017 tablet as Pixel 7. The rebranding could be to make all products from Google homogenous. Similar to the Pixel and Pixel XL phones, the Nexus 7 could be named Pixel 7 so that it falls under the “Made by Google” category.

Leakster Evan Blass was the first to state that Google is releasing a tablet and this spurred fans’ curiosity and expectation. Ever since the leak, thousands of reports have surface online trying to anticipate the specs and features Google Nexus 7 2017 (Pixel 7) may have. Apart from the brand name change, fans are also excited about the possible specs and features the tablet may sport.

Even though Google hasn’t confirmed the specs of the Google Nexus 7 2017 (Pixel 7) tablet, it is rumoured that the tablet will sport an advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It could be a Snapdragon 820 chipset or higher. The tablet may also come with a 4GB RAM and 64GB flash storage. It has also been reported that the Google Nexus 7 2017 or Pixel 7 tablet will run on a hybrid operating system.

The Andromeda OS is a mix of Android and Chrome operating systems. The Andromeda will reportedly have cross compatibility with future Google devices including Chromebooks. The biggest advantage of the Google Nexus 7 2017 (Pixel 7) will be its easy compatibility with the Android operating system.

There are numerous Android-enabled tablets in the market today but the Google Nexus 7 2017 (Pixel 7) tablet will be special. Whenever there is an Android firmware update, device manufacturers have to check if their devices are compatible with the update. This won’t ever be a problem with the Pixel 7 tablet and other Google devices. Users of Google Nexus 7 2017 can download and install the updates the moment they are released.