3G Nexus 7 surfaces at FCC, hints at more to come October 29th


According to a report from earlier this week, Google’s October 29th press event will bring us more than just the LG Nexus 4, which was all but confirmed via a retailer’s website earlier today, and Nexus 10 tablet, which saw its user guide leak only hours ago. It was also claimed that we would see a 3G version of the Nexus 7, a long-rumored addition to the Nexus tablet lineup and one that has often been associated with the release of a model with 32GB of internal storage.

We have seen plenty of evidence for the 32GB Nexus 7, but nothing has quite confirmed the existence of the 3G model. That was until an FCC filing surfaced for a ASUS tablet with model number ME370TG. If that doesn’t ring a bell, it’s worth noting that the original Nexus 7 received the official designation ME370T before receiving Google’s numbering scheme of NEXUS7ASUS-1BXX, where the XX is replaced with the device’s storage capacity.

The tablet in question is shown to carry a 3G radio, but little else is revealed. It’s impossible to say at this point whether it will also house 32GB of internal storage, or if the two models will be presented as separate compliments to the Nexus lineup. What is looking more and more certain is that we will see some combination of the two introduced next Monday. Only a few more days now until what might amount to Google’s biggest event this year.

[via TheDigitalReader]

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  1. If you look into the test reports you will see tests for the GSM 850/1900 and WCDMA 850/1700/1900. That means it will support both AT&T and T-Mobile 3G. Of course the test report omits any info about bands that are not used in North America but I’d assume it has one or both of the Euro bands too.

  2. But why no 4G???

    1. internet connection everytime. carriers are still rolling out 4G to the rest of the country and aren’t finished yet. im guessing thats why. hurry up Google Fiber!

      1. Yes, lay that fiber

  3. 32gb and 3g radio for 249 not a bad idea i would think.

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