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Another report claims $99 Nexus tablet is coming

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Oct 2012 21:22 User comments (4)

Another report claims $99 Nexus tablet is coming Today, the hit-or-miss site DigiTimes reported that Google is actively building a $99 Nexus tablet, following up on past rumors from prominent analysts and east Asian suppliers.
In the report, the site claims Google is working with manufacturers WonderMedia, HannStar, and Quanta. Furthermore, Google will use a WonderMedia PRIZM 8950 processor, reads the report.

This however, is where the story seems to fall apart. The PRIZM is a single-core Cortex-A9, running at just 800MHz, making it particularly useless for a tablet which would run Android 4.1 with hopefully an HD display. There is little chance Google will choose to ruin their highly regarded Nexus brand with an under-powered, under-performing device.

Most likely, if Google is really trying to create a $99 tablet, it will use a capable yet low-end S4 Pro from Qualcomm, or potentially a TI OMAP 4 like the one in the Kindle Fire.

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118.10.2012 17:04


219.10.2012 8:03

Originally posted by SDBAY:
the only site that seems to offer them right now in the US is TabletSprint --

no use for people in other countries, i guess.

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319.10.2012 14:47

spammer spammed.

421.10.2012 11:52

Hhm, from the way this article sounds & one from a bit earlier... Google's going for a sub par proprietary phone & now they're own (seemingly) sub par tablet.

Is it me or has there been a sudden outbreak of technological backsliding? I.e., instead of some timidly faster stuff coming out for a decent price we're seeing basically castrated technology being offered for what appears to be really cheap. Yet when you get a really good look at it, it really isn't that cheap.

Does corporate America think we all went retarded in our sleep one night & woke up the next morning humping the wall outlets?

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