New 7-inch Google tablet built by Huawei could launch before the end of the year


  • jar jar

    Do people still want 7 inch tablets?

    • Jeff Thibert


    • Rev0lver

      Actually, their parents. And they want a tablet that isn’t crap and doesn’t cost as much as an iPad mini.

      It has to keep them busy and be good enough for mom or dad to use in a pinch.

    • Raj Singh

      I have a Surface Pro, a couple iPads and a Sony Z3 Tablet, all awesome devices.
      I can appreciate a smaller tablet and will likely get this, too, if I like the way it looks and performs.
      Simple answer: Yes.

    • ExcessDan

      yeah, phones are close to or at 6″ at this point. A tablet only an inch bigger isn’t useful to me. I might as well save 300-500 bucks and just use my 6P instead.

    • JPfromtheeast

      The 7/8″ market is still well and plenty alive. Most people in the more normal world want a smaller 5″ device as their phone and something larger for heavy medial consumption or browsing when they are in a wifi area. They don’t want to cut into the battery time on their phone as it is a device used for communication/navigation and the tablet going dead is only a minor issue.

      Also, as noted lower, KIDS.

      If the price is right, as in same as the last N7, and the performance is stellar, then this thing will be a hit!

    • Andrew_notPorC

      I love and still use my 2013 Nexus 7. It’s way more portable than a 10″ 4:3 tablet, and much easier to use one handed.

  • JD

    The question is will be as good as the Nexus 9?
    *Cough* F’ing terrble *Cough*

    Or LIke the Nexus 7FHD? Not great but at least the price was right.

    • Mo Dabbas

      yeah, the nexus 9 is disappointing when it comes to performance.

    • JD

      Don’t forget the amazing-ly bad build quality.

  • David Foggia

    F*ck yes. Need to replace my n7 2013

  • Pedro

    How about a Nexus 8… need a bigger screen but keep the price down

  • Omar

    “Notable mobile leakster Evan Blass tweeted that a 7-inch Google tablet made by Huawei with a 7-inch display…” Will it be bezel-less? Lol.

    In all seriousness though, with the norm of flagship (and some midrange) phones being 5.5-inches, and phablets nearing the 6-inch mark… Why would you buy a 7-inch tablet on top of those devices? For an extra 1.5-inches of screen space?

  • Mo Dabbas

    To be honest I suspect that to happen. A while back one of Huawei execs said they’ll bring the nexus back again. With HTC taking on the smartphone nexuses, it was a thought that Huawei would go for a tablet. I only hope it’s a bigger tablet. 7 Inch is almost as big as my phone.

  • David Foggia