In the report, the site claims Google is working with manufacturers WonderMedia, HannStar, and Quanta. Furthermore, Google will use a WonderMedia PRIZM 8950 processor, reads the report.
This however, is where the story seems to fall apart. The PRIZM is a single-core Cortex-A9, running at just 800MHz, making it particularly useless for a tablet which would run Android 4.1 with hopefully an HD display. There is little chance Google will choose to ruin their highly regarded Nexus brand with an under-powered, under-performing device.
Most likely, if Google is really trying to create a $99 tablet, it will use a capable yet low-end S4 Pro from Qualcomm, or potentially a TI OMAP 4 like the one in the Kindle Fire.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 17 Oct 2012 21:22