Google’s Nexus range of smartphones and tablets is known for delivering premium hardware and stock Android software at a reasonable price, with Nexus 5 and second-generation Nexus 7 being the latest examples. However, the internet search giant may have set its sights on the low-end market now. According to a report by MTKSJ.com, Google is partnering with Taiwanese chipmaker MediaTek to develop a $100 smartphone, which will be part of the Nexus range. There is no word on the specifications and launch of the smartphone yet. This will not be the first time Google has aimed to tap the budget smartphone segment. The company has optimized the latest version of Android, named KitKat, to run on smartphones and tablets with just 512MB RAM.
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