The highly-anticipated Nexus 7 2016 tablet may have a mini version. The device is believed to be Google’s competition to Apple’s iPad. According to Australia Network News , the mini Nexus 7 2016 tablet would have a 4.5-inch display. It is also said to be powered by the Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor and have a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-pixel and ultra-fast autofocus. The publication noted that the mini Nexus 7 2016 tablet could be developed by brands that have already developed Google’s previous devices. The mentioned OEMs were Motorola, HTC, Huawei and LG. Yibada added that the mini version of the device will be a phablet. Moreover, it could also run on Android N with innovative features and a premium build. Slash Gear reported that Google is currently in a position to develop “the real anti-iPad.” Previously, Android was not mature enough to compete with the iPad, especially when it had to be better in all aspects – physically and in terms of software. This year, though, the OS can pretty much do everything that the iOS can. “There’s certainly still a software war – and a platform war – but it’s not just a matter of feeling like iOS has a more solid platform,” the website wrote. Jobs&Hire previously reported that the Google Nexus 7 release date may be revealed this May. The device could be unveiled during the company’s Annual I/O Developer Conference. There are speculations that the Google Nexus 7 launch may happen next year. The third generation of the device is believed to be manufactured by Huawei. Christian Times noted that the upcoming Nexus 7 2016 tablet may be released before the year ends. Chinese company Huawei could be the one to pattern the design and specs for th device from Google’s Pixel C series. The Nexus 7 specs will reportedly feature a 3D Touch display. It is also believed to support Google’s 3D Touch feature.