Well the Nexus rumors have been non-stop as of late. We’ve heard information about a $99 Nexus 7, however, nothing has come out confirming the rumor. ASUS denied their involvement in such a project and you’d think that’d be the end of it. A new report from DigiTimes reveals some interesting news however. According to the story, DigiTimes, claims that Taiwan-based Quanta will be building the tablet. The tablet is said to feature a single-core ARM processor built by China’s WonderMedia Technologies with a display from Taiwan’s HannStar Display.
Certainly if Google were to release a $99 Nexus 7, it would cause even more of an industry ripple than Google’s $199 Nexus 7 did. Also a tablet, this low in price, from Google would ultimately put an end to the knock-off tablets from manufacturers in China. The issue stems from the fact that a single-core tablet would not even come close in performance to the already existing $199 Nexus 7.
To add extra intrigue in all of this, one supply chain source has said the $99 device would be released later in the fourth quarter, however, another DigiTimes report, states Google “has no plans to launch a $99 Nexus.” Chances are if we do see a $99 Nexus 7, it’ll be carrier subsidized. Which would be ridiculous given the outright price is only twice that.