Google's Nexus 7 to launch this autumn

Only during the middle of June did we hear about Huawei bagging a contract from Google to produce the Nexus 7 phone. Barely a month later, it is now being reported that the phone will launch as early as in Autumn.

In the mould of generations of Nexus devices, Nexus 7 is set to feature Android in its purest form. Don't be surprized if you find Android M, fingerprint sensor, Chrome custom tab and Android Pay in the new phone.

Earlier, Google had partnered with global tech giants like Samsung, LG, HTC and most recently, Motorola to develop Nexus phones which are the closest indications of what the Android OS can offer.

However, in a recent twist, reports also suggest that Huawei may not be the only manufacturer of the Nexus 7. While the Chinese company is building a 5.7 inch phone, LG may be working on a smaller 5.2 inch variant at the same time.

While the partnership with Google is vital for Huawei to expand its influence in Europe and the United States, Nexus 7's autumn launch may also coincide with the launch of Google Play Store apps in China.

We are keener to know if the launch will also coincide with Apple's iPhone 6S launch come September. Things will be a lot more interesting if that happens. We can't wait.

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