Tablets

Huawei, Google teaming up for new 7-inch tablet, says leaker

Reputable tipster Evan Blass says Google will add to its Pixel lineup a new device from Huawei, which it collaborated with on last year's Nexus 6P phone.

Google Pixel C
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Google's Pixel C tablet from last year was one of the best Android tablets ever. It looks like it could be Huawei's job to follow those footsteps.

If reputable tipster Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, is to be believed, Google's next tablet will be made by the Chinese tech giant. Blass said the device will have a 7-inch screen and 4GB of RAM.

Perhaps adding credence to rumour is the fact that Huawei recently trademarked the "Huawei 7P" name. According to Blass, the device is "on track for release before the end of the year."

Blass has an excellent track record with smartphone tips, correctly predicting details of phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and last year's Nexus 6P, which was also made by Huawei.

The news comes as rumours swirl that Google is abandoning the Nexus name and that its future phones could be branded as Pixel devices.