25
Oct
nex7back

French blog Galaxus has uncovered an FCC filing for the "ME370TG" - which pretty much gives this device away as a variant of the Nexus 7, and if you dig into the FCC test results, we can see this confirmed:

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As with most FCC filings, there really isn't much to say here - but the ME370TG is set for a certification date of October 29th. Which, as we all know, is the day of Google's big NYC event next week. A 3G Nexus 7 (sorry, no indication of LTE) seems imminent at this point.

FCC via Galaxus

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Sergey Otro

    TAKE MY MONEY!

  • http://twitter.com/BlaqkRoxstar ناثانيل غراهام

    Wonder what the asking price will be for one of these

    • Dominic Powell

      I am suspecting <$299 for a 3g 16gb. I wouldn't be surprised if the were priced at $279 16gb 3g and $329 32gb 3g

      • ins0mn1a

        rumor has it that the 3G version comes with 32GB storage only.

  • http://twitter.com/bat0nas Tomas Misevičius

    Jesus !!! Finally :D Original Nexus 7 (w/o 3G) was a total Meh.
    And now - 3G :)
    I just can second this: TAKE MY MONEY !!! (and my friends money if you like.. just take it)

    LOL :)

  • Doctor

    Title is kinda, well, duh. (3G Nexus 7 Has 3G)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      That was kind of the point. :)

      • Bleakvision

        But please don't turn every headline into a "Company X releases product Y, blah blah lame pun" sentence.

        Some websites definately overdo it *cough* *cough* Engadget...

    • David

      That's the new "smartphone found to have phone parts inside" joke.

  • Jake

    I hope they add MHL support to this and the wifi-only 32GB Nexus 7.

  • Dipish

    YES, YES, YES!!!! Why did they even launch a tablet without 3g?

    • David

      Because many don't want two mobile accounts. Since we carry our phones with us all the time, we can tether. Why pay twice?

      I prefer without 3g.

      • Dipish

        Good point. Mobile Internet is so damn expensive in USA, I'm amazed how carriers get away with it, especially taking into account that you sign up for long term contracts.

        But one of the benefits of carrying around two devices is the battery life. I can use my tablet for navigation and browsing without draining phone's battery life. If I tether, I suck the resource of both devices.

        And don't forget that tablets are usually more long-lasting than phones anyway!

  • http://twitter.com/ToysSamurai Toys Samurai

    Looks like Google is waving the white flag and totally ignores the existence of LTE from now on. It's easy to blame on the carrier (and make no mistake, they should be blamed), but Google needs to find a way to make LTE work for them and still be able to distribute the OS through open source.

  • David

    I have the att share plan. If I need my nexus 7 hooked up to my network, I tether. And it's free. I don't need a 3g nexus.

  • Zaatour36

    wish it will be a an LTE, since 3G can't handle video conference and HD video streaming

  • L boogie

    would the 3G radios be compatible with t-mobile/at&t frequencies and if so, couldnt google work with at&t to implement LTE bands in the nexus 7/10?

    • http://roofus.me/ RoofusKit

      The increased cost of the Tegra 3+, the original Tegra 3 is not compatible with LTE.

  • Ken-NZ

    Add me to the list of 'Finally Google releases a tablet worth buying (assuming 32GB of storage).' Currently have a 3G enabled tablet - wouldn't live without it. Tethering is just an inconvenient workaround.

    What remains to be seen of course, is what Google does with the battery. A tablet running 3G will have a significantly shorter battery life than one that is not having to maintain a cell signal...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667020551 Jose Torres

    "
    3G Nexus 7 Passes Through FCC, Has 3G"

    no shit