A logo of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is seen at the 13th China Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzhen
A logo of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is seen at the 13th China Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzhen, Guangdong province November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Rumors are rife that Google is working on a new edition of Nexus 7 tablet. The Nexus 7 tablets that came out in 2012 and 2013 were manufactured by Asus. But latest rumors suggest that Huawei will be manufacturing the Google Nexus 7 in 2016.

Google had worked with HTC in building the Nexus 9 tablet that came out last year alongside the Motorola Nexus 6. This year, the search giant is said to have partnered with Huawei to roll out an upgraded edition of last year’s handset as Nexus 6P. Fresh rumors suggest that the same OEM has already started working on the Nexus 7 tablet, G for Games reported.

Rumors indicate that Google Nexus 7 is likely to feature a 7-inch display. However, there are no details on the rest of the specifications of the purported device.

Huawei is a major brand in China. It is the biggest smartphone marker in the country. With the release of Google Nexus 6P, Huawei aimed to make it big in the Western markets, and the purported Huawei Nexus 7 (2016) will be yet another attempt by Google to promote the Chinese brand to Western markets, Phone Arena reported.

This year, Huawei has already manufactured two tablets, the MediaPad M2 and MediaPad X2. Both the tablets are powered by Huawei’s very own Hisilicon Kirin 930 chipset. The Google Nexus 7 (2016) is pegged to carry flagship specs. Hence, it is likely that Huawei may include the new Kirin 950 chipset in the purported tablet.

Huawei recently announced the Mate 8 flagship smartphone which features a 6-inch full HD display, and is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 950 chipset that features an octa-core processor. The device comes with 3 GB of RAM for the 32 GB storage variant. The 64 GB and 128 storage variants feature 4 GB of RAM.