The info comes from GL Benchmark, and shows a tablet labeled as "ME172V", which is said to be an ASUS tablet. If this is really the Nexus 7 built to hit the $99 price point, it is listed as having a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution display, 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and a 4270mAh battery. However, there are a couple odd things about the listing.
First of all, the tablet is listed as running Android 4.1.1, which is a bit old for a Nexus device. It's not even the latest incremental 4.1 update, let alone 4.2 or 4.2.1. The second oddity is that the tablet is listed as having an SD card slot, which is something Google has been moving away from with recent Nexus releases.
Google Nexus 7 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1 View Full specs
- Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
- Camera / 1.2 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 8 GB
- Battery 4325 mAh
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I have one and looks like I can get my wife off of mine with that $99 price point. Cha ching!
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 4:22 PM 4
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Where is there anything hinting at it being a Nexus tablet?
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 4:36 PM 4
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There is nothing that directly insinuates Nexus, but ASUS only has two 7" tablets in its lineup, and the MeMo hasn't been seen in a while, so the likelihood is that it's a Nexus.
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 5:18 PM 1
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Or... it's definitely not a Nexus device given the information that says it doesn't have 4.2 listed but does have an SD card lot listing. Google's trying to get away from SD card slots to spur use of Google Drive. I can't see Google taking a step back for the current Nexus 7 screen resolution of 1280 x 800 (is that correct?). More than likely to me this would be just an Asus branded tablet with vanilla Android... possibly an updated MeMo, as Michael mentioned in the commentary of not hearing about it in a while. I would think that it would make it more plausible to be a MeMo(-esque) tab than being a Nexus branded tab.
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 5:48 PM 0
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a single core 1 GHz processor will not be enough, except if they are using A-15. IMO, at least TI OMAP 4430 or nova thor dual core
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 5:56 PM 0
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Singel core is enough, if not using tablet for playing games and phones were using singel core before dual/quad released. Dont see why it isnt enough now, when it was enough before? Surfing, video, photos and apps using dont need dual/quad for it.
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 10:58 PM 0
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If this is really going to be released for 99 dollars, I don't think most people who buy it will use google drive or any other cloud service so having an micro sd slot is not a bad option. If Asus are making this I just hope they price it properly in my country (Nexus 7 16 GB costs almost 400 US dollars in India).
posted on Nov 30, 2012, 8:20 PM 0
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You get Nexus 7 32GB for $390 on ebay india.
posted on Dec 01, 2012, 3:34 AM 1
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