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Asus MeMo 370T Stops by the FCC, Is This Our Nexus 7 Tablet?

Ahh yes, the anticipation continues to build. After hearing rumors that Google and Asus’ “Nexus” tablet would be unveiled at Google I/O next month, our excitement started to bubble. Then yesterday, a device produced by Asus with the name Nexus 7 and running Jelly Bean popped up at a benchmark site causing that glee to turn into a steady simmer. This morning, an FCC filing for the Asus MeMo Pad 370T surfaced, which you may remember as the $249 CES device that started this all, causing this whole Nexus tablet saga to go full rolling boil.

I’d say that the stars are aligning quite nicely for Google and Asus to “wow” the world next month at I/O. Get your checkbooks ready.

Via:  FCC | Engadget

  • http://twitter.com/iOSFreedom Panamera

    Disregard earlier post please; apologies -_-

  • http://twitter.com/iOSFreedom Panamera

    The MeMo 370T was at CES. http://engt.co/xxQ2Py

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Looks like it will be a device that’s meant for portrait instead of landscape. No, thanks. I’ll wait for the Nexus10.

  • Bionic

    Guys it may be possible that this is two tablets. Google’s will be called the Nexus 7 and be $199 and will sacrifice a few minor specs for that price. The 370t would be $249 and perhaps feature a better screen, more RAM, or something else that makes sense to raise the cost a little.

    Its possible.

    • Justin McDermott

      It’s possible, but I dont see ASUS cannibalizing their $250 tablet with a Nexus device they helped build at $50 less, especially if it has similiar specs. I just hope the Nexus has a SD card slot.

  • Bionic

    Im ready for my first tablet.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Checkbooks? How are are you Kellex? hmmmmmm

  • ddevito

    1. Quad Core
    2. 7″
    3. (A real) File System
    4. Dual boot with Windows
    5. $199

    YES PLEASE

    • Bionic

      dual boot with windows? why?

      • ddevito

        why NOT?

        It makes it more productive.

        • Bionic

          Why feature your competitions OS on your own tablet with the google name on it? Now, if they were to make it POSSIBLE for the user to decide if they want to install windowns and dual boot it, thats up to the user. By why would google put windowns on the damn thing to begin with?

          • ddevito

            I don’t think it will ship with Windows installed – for $199 I’m sure a windows licensing fee isn’t being thrown in there.

            To answer you question why they would do it – [instant] enterprise market share.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chad-Ramey/743058655 Chad Ramey

            so isn’t Microsoft making a version of windows 8 that’s for arm tablets

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chad-Ramey/743058655 Chad Ramey

            sorry Disqus was messing up

          • ddevito

            ha ha…disqus at its best

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chad-Ramey/743058655 Chad Ramey

            so isn’t Microsoft making a version of windows 8 that’s for arm tablets

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chad-Ramey/743058655 Chad Ramey

            so isn’t Microsoft making a version of windows 8 that’s for arm tablets

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chad-Ramey/743058655 Chad Ramey

            so isn’t Microsoft making a version of windows 8 that’s for arm tablets

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chad-Ramey/743058655 Chad Ramey

            so isn’t Microsoft making a version of windows 8 that’s for arm tablets

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chad-Ramey/743058655 Chad Ramey

            so isn’t Microsoft making a version of windows 8 that’s for arm tablets

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chad-Ramey/743058655 Chad Ramey

            so isn’t Microsoft making a version of windows 8 that’s for arm tablets

          • ddevito

            yes – but if I’m MSFT I take all the market share I can get.

            “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”

  • NicholasMicallef

    I’d rather have a snapdragon s4 and a decent 10″ screen instead, but, still, this looks pretty interesting. Play your cards right, Google, and I might actually be convinced to buy a tablet instead of spending the money on a laptop/ pc upgrade.

    • Bionic

      google will make a 10 inch after they test the waters with this one

      • NicholasMicallef

        Yeah but that will probably be a high end expensive version, kind of a tablet counterpart of the nexus phones.

  • Havoc70

    CC ready and waiting if the specs and price are right!

  • bob devlin

    So wait, is this the rumored $199 Google nexus tab, or the already confirmed $249 Asus tablet?

    • BrianWenger

      Yes.

  • Philip A. Kaiser

    Being the happy owner of the original transformer, this tab will make a great addition to the aersenol. Big tabs are great but a small one is more travel friendly. IMO

  • stupidllama

    get your checkbooks ready?? who uses a checkbook?

    • bcrew5

      Every person in front of me in the grocery line when I’m in a hurry! :)

      • nwd1911

        You have to profile the lines based on how many items and also the age of the person in line. I’ll gladly jump in a longer line if I see blue hair. I feel like it’s a grocery store trap that they video tape. Don’t forget about the coupons…oh, the coupons.

        • ToraRTC

          Solid advice right here.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chad-Ramey/743058655 Chad Ramey

          i work at walmart don’t get me started on coupons

        • michael arazan

          I got behind the girl with blue hair in line, she was a 24 ish hottie. Bob Dylan said it best, The times are a changin

      • stupidllama

        i should have been more clear. who on this site, that would purchase a nexus tablet uses a checkbook?..my bad.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HPZGBA7RAEAXONOJNZY2RJVUDA Mike

        So true! Not to mention how cashiers always have trouble with checks and have to bring in the manager to help them.

    • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

      I just used a checkbook to pay for my vehicle tag renewal. They don’t accept cards and I didn’t have the cash on me! =P

      • JDub

        What horrible stone age State do you live in. I can renew online with a credit card in AZ.

        • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

          Yeah, I can do that here as well… Unless I wait too long and don’t allow enough time for them to mail me the new form and plate sticker before my birthday.

  • Jason

    I really hope this is the Memo we all saw announced originally, from a spec side that is. As cool as a Nexus tablet would be I am nervous about all the rumored cost cutting going on to hit the magical $199. I would gladly pay 250-300 for one that had the IPS+ display and the decent RAM to go along with the monster processor. With the rumor floating of a possible keyboard dock too I would be giddy to get this machine.
    Don’t screw this one up Google…the hoard has been patient.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      It probably won’t be IPS+ just regular ips like the transformer primes lower cost brother

      • Jason

        Yeah and nothing wrong with that either really. I had a Prime and my wife has the TF300, and the 300’s screen is just fine especially when shrunk down to 7″.

  • Nick

    Need to start saving now!

  • http://pallensplace.blogspot.com/ Paul Allen

    Either or both would be fine each with different minor features. A choice for one version with more memory, SD card cameras as shown at CES would be great. A stripped feature version could be sold for less as the nexus 7. Just don’t strip it to much. We will all soon find out together.

  • Corey Foltman

    Who uses a checkbook? haha

    • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

      I did just an hour ago.

      • Corey Foltman

        sorry to hear that.

        • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

          Apology accepted..?

  • Butters619

    I still think Google shouldn’t have pushed so fast to JB considering ICS is having such a slow rollout. When Android was in its infancy, faster updates made sense. But now that Android is a full featured, complete, and beautiful OS Google should really pull on the reins a bit and slow down the releases.

    • EC8CH

      my G-Nex disagrees, it can’t wait to flash a JellyBean Rom.

      • Butters619

        Yeah but I’m sure the 95% of consumers on Gingerbread or before would agree. Now they are going to be 2 updates back. It looks bad regardless.

    • bionicman

      i dont think jellybean is going to be a huge change from ICS. more like an incremental update. added features maybe? i can see android 4.x being around for a while

      • MKader17

        That seems about right considering they said that some of the features of ICS were going to be held on to until the release of JB. Android was revolutionized with ICS. We really don’t need to have another revolution because it is already amazing. Of course, we could never have too many additional features.

    • derekross

      We’re going to see two releases a year from now on, if my sources are correct.

    • kretz7

      It’s not Google’s fault that manufacturers aren’t pushing out ICS fast enough. Why should Google wait on them? If they did, you’d complain that they aren’t releasing updates soon enough…

      • Butters619

        Google should work with manufacturers to help speed up the release process. It’s not one or two manufacturers moving slow, it’s every single one having problems.

        • Larizard

          Samsung did quite a good job bringing ICS promptly to NON-US devices. I’d say, the carriers are the ones to blame here.

          Of course, them making the 3rd Nexus has got everything to do with it.

          • MKader17

            Asus pulled off ICS quickly as well.

    • r0lct

      Get over the naming convention. It’s 4.0 to 4.1. 0.1 update which traditionally means not a major update.

      • Butters619

        I understand that clearly. Again, the majority of consumers will not.

        • r0lct

          But aren’t those the same consumers who don’t even know what ICS or JB is and will be happy being told they are running Android 4 which is the latest version?

          • Butters619

            Basically by releasing another OS name so quickly, it is just adding fuel to the “fragmentation” fire.

          • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

            who cares

  • New_Guy

    I sure as hell hope so!

  • tiptoptommy

    I cant wait and hope it doesn’t dissapoint

  • http://twitter.com/ezbbycame2play E. Echols

    Im definitely getting this tablet