The Nexus smartphones have always been considered the best Android phones on the market. This is due to the fact that they run stock Android and always get updates in a timely manner. Strangely, however, Google has never released a true Nexus tablet; the Motorola Xoom ran stock Honeycomb, but it wasn't marketed as a Nexus device.
Luckily for us fans of vanilla Android, we've heard a few rumors over the past few months about a Nexus tablet, one that measures in at under 7-inches. Today, we're hearing even more rumors – rumors of type that are typical before a product launch.
The new rumors state that the Asus MeMo that we saw at CES will be the chosen device, and that it'll cost consumers a price somewhere in the range of $149-$199. To keep the MeMo/Nexus tablet at that price point, Asus has allegedly kept with the dual-core processor that the device had in January.
I believe that an Asus tablet at this price point could certainly hold a fight against the two other 7-inch tablets in this price range, but my biggest problem with Android tablets is in the software department. If Google could somehow offer the software that Apple does and Microsoft is going to, then Android could take off in the tablet space, too.[GigaOM]