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Google will reportedly release a successor to the Nexus 7 tablet

Huawei is reportedly working on a new 7-inch tablet for Google, which should serve as a successor to the Nexus 7. The news comes from leakster @evleaks, who says that the device should be revealed by the end of the year.

Of course, Google won't be calling its hardware lineup Nexus anymore. Instead, it's likely going to be sticking with Pixel. In fact, the two HTC devices that should be on the way are rumored to be called Pixel and Pixel XL.

While we knew that there would be two devices coming from HTC, Huawei had also said that it would be "doing the Nexus again this year", before having its comments removed. After all, the company is no stranger to Google's hardware program, as it released the Nexus 6P last year alongside Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

While the firm has already unleashed Android 7.0 Nougat, it still hasn't launched any new hardware to ship with the OS, which it hasn't done since the original launch of the Nexus program.

Huawei making Google hardware is hardly a surprise to anyone, but the comeback of the 7-inch tablet just might be. Google hasn't released one since 2013; the following year, it started offering 6-inch phones, which were presumably to replace its mini-tablet in the age of the phablets.

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