Google has not announced an Android release date for Android 7, but the company has said it plans to release a new version of the operating system sometime in 2018.
In October, Google released Android 7 for its Pixel phones, but it has not said if that will be a successor to Android 7 and a replacement for the Pixel phones.
Google has been busy with Pixel smartphones since the launch of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL last year.
Google’s Pixel phones sold well in the U.S., but in China and other countries, demand has been weaker than Google hoped.
Google also is working on a smaller, cheaper Pixel phone called the Pixel C. The Pixel C, expected to be unveiled this year, is expected to use a Snapdragon 835 processor, a move that could reduce the cost of a Pixel phone, especially for the more affordable Pixel 2.
Google says the Pixel and Pixel C will cost $199 and $249, respectively, starting in the second quarter of 2018.