A 7-inch Google tablet built by Huawei could be on the way:
-- Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said that his company intends to be "more opinionated" about phone design, and that opinion could translate into using the "Google" and "Pixel" brands in lieu of Nexus.
-- However there have been (surprisingly few) clues: Huawei took out a trademark on "Huawei 7P" earlier this year and Tech Times summarized some other tibits here — including some "hazy" speculation on possible specs.
in lieu (of sth):
in stead of something else already mentioned or that is usual in the current situation.
1. not clear because haze;
2. uncertain or confused about sth;