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Budget Nexus tablet (ME172V) CES launch preparation

The release of the Nexus 7 and 10 proved to Google that it’s not all about the Samsung Galaxy range of tablets or even the Apple iPad, because they have both proved very popular. However, because there are so many people out there with far less disposable income than they once had, the idea of a budget Nexus tablet is more popular than ever before. There has been many rumors in regards to the so-called $99 Nexus tablet, but it looks as though we are now beginning to see a preparation for launch, which is rumored to be revealed during CES 2013.

In a recent article they have been looking at how Google prepared for the release of their current Nexus tablets with letting out a few leaks, and from the looks of things, the new budget version looks set to carry on the same way. The first step was always a photo leak, and so it came as no surprise that on Picasa an image was leaked of the ME172V tablet, which many people believe to be the $99 Nexus tablet. If the rumors are correct then some photos that have appeared on Picasa might have actually been taken with a device named ME172V, but could this really be the $99 Nexus tablet like it has been suggested?

Not much is known about this cheaper Android tablet, but it’s said to come with a 1GHz processor, have a 400MHz Mali GPU, 1GB or RAM, 1-megapixel front facing camera, and the tablet could be running Android 400MHz Mali GPU. While the $99 Nexus tablet specs might not be the best on the market, and for good reason, they are pretty impressive considering the price — if this is all true of course.

A couple of weeks ago we spoke about the 2nd-gen Nexus 7 and how it could be an entry-level tablet, we now we wonder if this could actually be it?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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