The Google Nexus 7 may not be your cup of tea, but it's great value and is taking Android and tablets to places they've never been before. My parents are even getting one – and they've never used either of those things before.
But on the back of claims a few months back that there are actually more Nexus devices in the pipelines that we've seen so far, rumours have surfaced again that Google's true “cheap” tablet may still be on the way.
The original suggestion that Google had an even cheaper Nexus tablet lined up first surfaced a month ago, when DigiTimes claimed two new versions of the Nexus 7 were being developed using cheaper HannStar TN displays – rather than the IPS LCD of the existing model.
That, plus other cutbacks, would halve the entry-level slate's price to just $99 (£60). The notion certainly got the tech world talking (as DigiTimes' claims often do), to the extent that Asus issued an official denial.
But has that quietened Digi down? Of course not. James Wang, a senior analyst with the affiliated DigiTimes Research, has repeated the original claim, and this time crucially after Google's recent Nexus-launching antics.
He says that entry-level Nexus tablet is still incoming, and will be the real game-changer – rather than the current Nexus 7, which is mainly about covering the moves of rivals such as Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and low-end Android OEMs in China.
When will it be announced? Beats me. And beats James too, it seems, cos he's not talking timeframes (though the original piece mentioned end of 2012).
As for a name, well it would have to go downwards wouldn't it? LG has broken the recent “number is the screen size” mould with the Nexus 4 smartphone, and recent rumours spoke of a lesser Nexus 3, still with a decent-sized touchscreen.
So is Google tweaking its number-naming system for good now and we can look forward to the $99 slate (if it exists) being called the Nexus 6? Let's not forget it would actually be a return to how it all started with the Nexus One.
Or will we go back to word-based variations like it being called the Eee Pad Nexus? So many questions...