Reports are suggesting that Google could be working on a brand new device in its Nexus range, a $100 entry-level smartphone designed specifically to bring a whole new wave of users over to the Android operating system.
Since its launch in 2012, the Nexus range has proven to be incredibly successful for both Google and manufacturer LG. Not only have the devices managed to pack in an incredible amount of high-end technology, but they've done so at prices that simply cannot be beaten by competitors.
Google's considerable financial clout has allowed the company to provide cut-priced devices on a par with premium handsets, often for less than half the outlay for consumers. The original Nexus 4 launched at $299 and $349, with last year's follow up, the Nexus 5, following a similar pricing plan, but Google is looking to push things even further with a much cheaper device.
Said to be based around a MediaTek chipset rather than the smartphone standard, Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors, there's no news yet as to whether this is a solo effort, or if long-time partner LG will also be involved. Specs are, as yet, unknown, but we wouldn't be surprised to see them surprise quite a few people, perhaps able to go toe-to-toe with devices four times the price, perhaps a 4-inch lower-than-HD devicewith a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, but that's pure speculation on our part.
It's likely that we'll find out more around the Google I/O event, which takes place on June 25th and 26th this year.