ASUS Nexus 7, $99 tablet running Android 4.1, will be introduced at CES 2013?

ASUS Nexus 7, $99 tablet running Android 4.1, will be introduced at CES 2013?
A set of pictures uploaded to Picasa from an ASUS related account revealed EXIF data for a unreleased model, ME172V.  That model number matches a device that was put through GL Benchmark last month and could very well be the rumored ASUS Nexus 7. Unlike the Google Nexus 7 built by ASUS, the ASUS Nexus 7 is supposed to be priced at $99 and run Android 4.1.1. A WonderMedia 1GHz CPU is purportedly under the hood along with a Mali 400MHz GPU and the resolution on the 7 inch screen is expected to be 1024 x 600. 1GB of RAM is allegedly on board and the 1MP front facing shooter is confirmed by the EXIF data. A microSD slot is supposedly included.

Back in September when the rumors started, ASUS said that it was not making a $99 7 inch tablet. If ASUS was throwing us a curve and there is truth to this leak, we wonder why the manufacturer would want to compete against the more heavily promoted Google Nexus 7 tablets which it already builds. Most likely it comes down to pricing and ASUS wants to capture buyers at the absolute low end of the market. The ASUS Nexus 7, or whatever the tablet will be called, is expected to be revealed to the public at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, next month.

source: AndroidCommunity via SlashPhone


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10 Comments

1. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i don't really think this is real... not a nexus but maybe just a tablet by asus

7. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

jumfe

10. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Gee, that's an appealing device!! (Sarcasticlely)

9. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

but wec an always hope for it to be a nexus :) Man google is really kickin a$$ and takin names this year and the smartest move by Asus this year was to partner and produce the Nexus 7

2. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Couldn't it just be a new MeMo, not a Nexus? Asus has more than one line of Android tabs you know...

3. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I'll be looking forward to see this

4. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I will buy 5!

5. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I would be happier with a dual core. I guess we'll see how it performs.

6. troutsy

Posts: 381; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

They're going to just blatantly throw in other companies branding, Droid Asus Galaxy Nexus 7 RT RAZR with Retina display.

8. PointMaza

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Go asus go...!!!

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