Will the Google Nexus 7 be rebranded as the Pixel 7?

(YouTube/Google Nexus)A screenshot from the Google Nexus 6P launch video

There has been a lot of anticipation and expectation that Google will be releasing the much-awaited Google Nexus 7 by the end of 2016. The year came and went, and still, fans are without their Google Nexus 7.

Recent reports have claimed that with Google missing their end-of-2016 deadline, users will finally see the device in the coming Google event.

In an update from Ecumenical News, they claimed that the tech giant might not use the Google Nexus 7 moniker and release the device as the Google Pixel 7 instead.

Whatever name Google decides to give their upcoming tablet, the device is said to have very impressive specs.

The Google Nexus 7 (Pixel 7) is said to have a 7-inch QHD display with 1440 x 2560 resolution. It is also said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB internal storage. The device will also have a 3000 mAh battery. The device will also reportedly have the Android Nougat straight out of the box.

Other features of the Google's upcoming device is the 13 MP rear camera matched with an 8 MP front-facing camera. Although the internal storage is a measly 64 GB, it is said that the Google Nexus 7 will have a microSD slot that will support up to 2 TB of expended memory.

There are two smartphone manufacturers that could possibly be in partnership with Google to deliver the Google Nexus 7. The first name that has been claimed is the Chinese tech giant, Huawei. The other name that is being linked to the upcoming smartphone is the Taiwanese giant, HTC.

Google has yet to confirm or release any official announcement regarding the Google Nexus 7. Until the tech giant confirms any of the reports, nothing is considered final, and enthusiasts, therefore, should take the report with a grain of salt.