Oh dear FCC, we love you so for letting us know about new and upcoming devices well before they are officially announced, or even officially named. Two ASUS tablets, MSQK001 and MSQK0W, have been found at the FCC rebranded as ASUS MeMo tablets, and this is exciting news since the last MeMo tablet found at the FCC later went on to become the Nexus 7, Google’s wildly popular $200 tablet, and people are speculating that one of the new MeMo tablets may go on to become the rumored $99 Nexus tablet.
Last month, an ASUS tablet with model number ME172V was seen at the GLBenchmark website, with specs mentioned as including a display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, a 1GHz processor, 4270mAh battery, and Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean as the OS version. However, while people speculated that it might be the $99 Nexus, Android 4.1.1 running on it instead of Android 4.2, as well as the presence of a microSD card slot, said otherwise. However, with these two new tablets now showing up on FCC, the possibility of a $99 Nexus tablet is starting to pop up in everyone’s minds again.
But then again, one occurrence doesn’t mean every MeMo tablet will go on to become a Nexus device, so we could be looking at non-Nexus ASUS tablets as well. Also, an ASUS official once debunked the rumor and said they weren’t working on any such low-cost Nexus tablet, so it remains to be seen whether customers will get to enjoy a pure Google experience at such a low price any time soon.