Google Nexus 2016 Release Date, Specs, Price: Nexus 7 Confirmed To Run Android Nutella?

First Posted: Jun 18, 2016 10:00 AM EDT

New reports suggest Google's highly awaited Nexus 2016 will run the newest Android version, possibly dubbed Android Nutella 7.0.

As the search giant has already released the Android N Developer Preview 4, rumors are that the final build of Android N will likely get launched in August alongside Google Nexus 2016. The tech giant had previously announced that it would roll out five Android N preview releases before releasing its final version in Q3, 2016.

Hiroshi Lockheimer, the senior VP in charge of Android, teased fans on social media by tweeting an image that shows him searching the word "Nutella" on Google Search engine. Hence, it is speculated that the Android N will finally arrive as Android Nutella.

China-based tech giant, Huawei, recently confirmed that it is manufacturing Google's much awaited Nexus 7. Charlene Munilall, Huawei South Africa Consumer Business Group General Manager, confirmed the news in an interview with Gearburn. Munilall revealed that Huawei will be manufacturing Nexus 2016.

"We're doing the Nexus again this year, by the way," she said casually. Munilall, however, did not offer any details about the Google Nexus 2016 specs, release date and price.

Rumor has it that HTC is developing two new Android N devices for Google, and the devices are internally named as S1 and M1.

According to Know Your Mobile, the upcoming handsets will likely be the first to feature Android N's new 3D Touch display technology. It is expected that one of the Nexus smartphones will feature a 5-inch display whereas the high-end version would pack a 5.5-inch display. The handsets are rumored to be powered by Snapdragon 820 chip processor and 4 GB RAM. The Nexus 2016 devices are also expected to include Google Photo backup feature with enhanced camera specs.

We advise our readers to take the information with a grain of salt as nothing yet has been officially confirmed by the makers.

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