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Latest rumours suggest Google preparing to launch 3G Nexus 7

Rumours have been running rampant about what Google is planning to unveil at its Android event next week, and the latest tips a 3G version of the Nexus 7 tablet.

The folks over at eBook blog The Digital Reader noticed a listing on the Federal Communications Commission's website for an Asus-made tablet believed to be the Nexus 7 3G. While Asus was careful to hide all pertinent information on the paperwork, the device in question is dubbed the "ME370TG." The original Nexus 7 is the "ME370T," suggesting that the listing is for the 3G version.

The device was cleared by the FCC, paving the way for Google to release it just in time for the holiday season.

Meanwhile, there have been reports that a 32GB version of the Nexus 7 is on tap to join the existing 8GB (£159) and 16GB (£199) models. Whether Google will release a 32GB version with 3G is unclear.

We'll have to wait until Monday (29 October) to see what Google has up its sleeve. It seems clear, however, that the company is planning to add a number of devices to its Nexus line-up, including the much-rumoured LG Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet, as well as an updated version of its Android operating system.

Yesterday, UK retailer Carphone Warehouse set up a pre-order page for the LG Nexus 4, indicating that the Google handset boasts a 4.7in display and Android 4.2. Then, images of a manual for the rumoured Nexus 10 tablet leaked online.

Google will also live-stream the event on YouTube.