FCC meets with two ASUS MeMo tablets; could one be the rumored $99 Google Nexus 7?

FCC meets with two ASUS MeMo tablets; could one be the rumored $99 Google Nexus 7?
ASUS sent two new tablets to visit the FCC, the MSQK001 and MSQK0W, which have been both rebranded as ASUS MeMo tablets.The reason why this is important is because the MeMo 370T eventually became famous under a different name. You might now know it as the Google Nexus 7. The only news that came from the visit with the FCC was that the mid-afternoon pushcart no longer carries free Milano cookies to FCC staff both tablets support Wi-Fi. That really doesn't tell us too much. And there is a reason to try to find out more information about these tablets.

Recently, there has been speculation based on a GL Benchmark listing that the ASUS ME172V is going to be a $99 Google Nexus 7. If you thought that demand for the Google Nexus 4 was crazy, wait until you see what awaits Google if they do indeed offer a 7 inch Google Experience tablet for less than $100. The specs from GL Benchmark point to a 7 inch screen with resolution of 1024 x 600. A single-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM are said to be inside. 8GB of native storage comes with the tablet and that can be expanded by using the microSD port. A 4270mAh battery keeps the lights on. Surprisingly, Android 4.1.1 is listed as being installed on the tablet.That would seem to be unusual for a new Nexus device which should have Android 4.2 installed at this point, like the Google Nexus 4 has had since its launch last month.

Of course, the information seen on the GL Benchmark could be bogus. Or it could be a tablet that has nothing to do with the Google Nexus line. Either way, what we do know is that two new ASUS Wi-Fi enabled tablets are apparently coming to the U.S. and we can think of a lot of other news that would be worse.

source:FCC (1), (2) via BGR

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