3G Nexus 7 Hits The FCC
OK, so what’s on the table for Google’s Monday event? We’re expecting the Nexus 4, the Nexus 10, and a 32GB Nexus 7. While the new storage capacity has dominated Nexus 7 news lately, there have also been rumbling about the tablet getting an option for a cellular radio. It’s seeming more and more likely that such a tablet might join the rest of those devices on Monday, upon a 3G-enabled Nexus 7 passing through the FCC.
We already saw signs of a 3G Nexus 7 hit Taiwan’s version of the FCC a week ago. This tablet carries the same model number as that one did, ME370TG. That has us wondering, though, if the tablet will really be sold in the US, or if it’s just getting its FCC certification in case some users want to import them.
The problem is with its frequency support. Releasing a mobile device for the US market without at least some sort of LTE feels like a non-starter in this day and age. Could there be another cell-enabled Nexus 7 with better US band coverage that we’ll be seeing hit the FCC in a day or two?