Report: $99 Google Nexus tablet built by Quanta to hit U.S. in fourth quarter

Report: $99 Google Nexus tablet built by Quanta to hit U.S. in fourth quarter
Speculation has once again arisen that a $99 Google Nexus tablet will be available later in the fourth quarter, probably in time for the holiday shopping season. Asus, the manufacturer behind the two current Google Nexus 7 models, has repeatedly denied being involved in a $99 tablet and repeated the denial on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Digitimes says that Taiwan based Quanta will build the device which will run on an ARM-architecture single-core processor 8950 developed by China-based WonderMedia Technologies. The display will be a HUVA TN panel made by Taiwan-based HannStar Display.

A $99 Google Nexus tablet would quickly change the landscape in the U.S. for low priced slates. With the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the 8GB Google Nexus 7 both priced at $199, the expected launch of the Apple iPad mini would bring a higher priced alternative to the low-priced 7 inch category while at the same time a $99 model would smash through the current floor. Quanta refused to comment on the rumor while as we mentioned, Asus once again said it was not building a $99 tablet.

Obviously, this is a story you must take with the proverbial grain of salt. In September, we had on-again, off-again, on-again rumors about the $99 Google Nexus tablet. Chinese white-box manufacturers of low priced tablets would be among the hardest hit if indeed this report is legitimate. Meanwhile, with Staples business web site putting it online, it would appear that a 32GB version of the Google Nexus 7 will soon be here, priced below the 16GB variant which could mean that the middle child (16GB model) will soon be out of the picture.

source: Digitimes

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11 Comments

1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Asus Nexus 7 Quanta Nexus 7 Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 Sony Nexus X LG Nexus 4 HTC Nexus X5 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Samsung Nexus S HTC Nexus One Google Nexus Q vs Apple's iPhone Apple iPad Apple iPod THE TECH BATTLE OF THE DECADE

7. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

what about the asus trasformer and the galaxy note 2 and galaxy s3

10. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I think he's only talking about Nexus vs iDevices

11. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

should have included all the ones that are against the idevices. Gs3 s is a direct competitor

2. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

HTC nexus "J". I want one

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

single core ....looks like its going to be mostly for magazine reading

4. MeoCao unregistered

Paperwhite Ebook reader from Amazon costs 150 bucks something, this $99 Nexus can do everything better except the battery life. I think this tablet perhaps can't play big games well but will handle everything else w/o problems.

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

lol... only single core? maybe google want to market it on the same market the kindle is ruling!! but honestly? why single core? at least dual core (mediatek)... lets see how will the latest android run in a single core! but this will replace e reader then... like the amazon paperwhite! but im guessing 6" only... but the device will be a proud product of china!!!

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Single core S4 will make that mediatek look like crap ,(nexus s showed to all that you don't need quad core processors and 2 gigs of ram to run jellybean on ) it is not for gaming ,it will be the Volkswagen beetle to the Nexus lineup the common man's e book reader

8. deuel_18

Posts: 54; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

i wouldve liked this but the problem is it runs SINGLE CORE like other sluggish tablets

9. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

My china tablet resell business would go out of business unless they lower the price down to around $30 a unit

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