Last year, Huawei became the first Chinese company to manufacture a Nexus device. This wasn’t surprising because, in the past couple of years, the company has really stepped up its smartphone game, releasing some pretty interesting phones. And the Nexus 6P was no exception, being one of the best devices of last year. The phone came with powerful hardware as well as fluid stock software to make sure that the overall experience was top notch.
While we are not entirely sure whether Huawei will continue as the Nexus maker for the second consecutive year, a trademark for “Nexus 7P” has surfaced online. This could be an indication that the company will be partnering up with Google for a new Nexus device.
Now, the Nexus 7P could be a new smartphone, going forward with last year’s naming scheme, or it could be a tablet. It has been a good three years since we saw an update to the Nexus 7 2013 tablet, which was very popular back then. Hence, a powerful tablet from the Chinese company would not be a bad idea. The description in the trademark application most likely hints at a mobile device, but we can’t be sure of that. Also, just because Huawei has trademarked the name “Nexus 7P” it does not confirm that such a device exists. We have seen time and again many patents and trademarks do not materialize into anything. So, we better not get too excited until we receive more details.