Google is reportedly set to unveil its 2016 phones on October 4, and it now looks like the company has plans to launch a tablet as well. According to the reliable Evan Blass, Google's tablet will feature a 7-inch display along with 4GB of RAM.
Google's Huawei-built 7-inch tablet, with 4GB RAM, on track for release before the end of the year.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 5, 2016
The Android tablet segment hasn't fielded great products of late, with the exception being Samsung's Galaxy Tab S series. The South Korean vendor was able to differentiate its products by offering the ability to run multiple apps simultaneously through Multi Window on TouchWiz. The feature is now baked into Nougat, and should make devices like the Pixel C — which was let down by software — much more usable.
As to what we can expect from the 7-inch tablet, it is likely Huawei will stick to what it knows best: great industrial design with excellent build quality. If the 8.4-inch MediaPad M3 is any indication, the upcoming Google tablet will be a looker.
Rumors of a Google tablet have been making the rounds for some time now, and with the search giant also set to launch two own-branded smartwatches later this year, we're in store for a lot of exciting products. October 4 event is slated to bring new phones, a 4K Chromecast, and Google Home, and we may also see the 7-inch tablet make its debut.
What would you like to see from Google's 7-inch tablet?