Is Asus Eee Pad Memo 370T variant the alleged Google Nexus tablet?

We have been hearing about the Google Nexus tablet for months now and the latest rumor hints that a slightly modified version of Asus Eee Pad Memo 370T might launch as the Google experience tablet.

According to a report in Android&Me, Google was so impressed with Memo 370T that they approached Asus to see if they could reduce the bill of materials and reach that magical $199 price point. To remind you, when Asus showcased Memo 370T at CES, they said it would be priced at $250; so bringing down it to $199 isn’t going to be that hard.

What is more intriguing that we did not hear a single thing from Asus during Mobile World Congress despite the fact they were quite excited about it at CES. So, it is very possible that 370T has been shelved to turn it into a Google experience tablet.

Android&Me suggests that Asus might reduce the internal memory of the device to bring down the manufacturing cost and consumers will have access to the rumored Google Drive to store their content.

Google Nexus tablet will also be the first device to run on Android 4.2. We have heard from a trusted source that Google is going to release Android version 4.2 at Google I/O in June and it will be pre-loaded on the tablet.

According to CES announcement, Asus Eee Pad Memo 370T features Tegra 3 Quad core processor, 7 inch IPS display, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front camera. It is very possible that we might see some changes in this specs list, when it launches as the Google Nexus tablet.

There is no word on the retail name of the tablet right now; a “Google Play” is circulating around the web based on several domain purchases, but it is highly unlikely. It looks more like the name of an upcoming service from the search engine giant.

So, how many of you would be interested in grabbing this alleged Google tablet?

  • Addy

    I have Gone thorough Specs of almost Every Sight on 370t. And i am totally confused to know the fact that every other sight conflicts of the isuue of availability of a front facing camera…..some says it exist others don’t. But It is very essential…..and to me’ if it provides even a 1.5 MP front camera …the product is going to initiate a wild fire in the TAB market.

  • TomM

    I’m on board to buy one at the $250 price tag with the specs as is……its the reason I have not gotten a Nook or Fire rightt now…but if they start messing with its specs or make me wait longer I’m out and going to look again at the competition

  • derekmski

    I am totally okay with paying $250 for what the specs of the 370T are supposed to be, if they get it down to $200, I would have to weigh the downside to the hardware they took out to bring the price down. I’m excited for the 370T to be released.

  • jason

    Don’t care about the google experience if it means it is delayed. The sooner the Memo (original specs) hits the market, the better. Let google do their thing when they are aready, and ASUS should do their thing when they are ready.

  • Scyy

    As long as they don’t remove the sd card slot I’m fine with this. If they remove that they are complete idiots after downgrading the amount of NAND as well.

  • Rober

    I set aside money for the Asus Memo 370T as speced.
    Internal memory is very important to me, as are the ports on the device. 370T was perfect.

    Not at all sure I am interested in a dumbed down version issued by Google..

  • dcl

    Just get a version of the Memo out there.. please. The wait is starting to get long. This is the first tablet that seems worth buying.

  • Jay G.

    Coming down $50 means there cuts somewhere or Google/ASUS is planning on selling the hardware at a loss.

  • Guddu

    Nice share bro:)

  • welson

    Me for sure..can’t miss the pure google experience at that price!!! 🙂