Rumours have once again surfaced regarding a possible super-budget Nexus tablet, with the usual supply chain sources claiming a simplified, low-spec Nexus tab could arrive in Q4 of 2012 for $99, or around £60.

The claim comes from serial rumour abuser DigiTimes, which says a much cheaper, single-core Nexus tablet designed to sell to the masses at a stupidly low price will be revealed by Google later this year.

But with hundreds and hundreds of Chinese hardware makers already flooding the Android tablet world with amazingly cheap £60 and £70 units, surely there's no need for Google to dirty its Nexus brand by selling something that'd only perform significantly poorer than its current Nexus 7? [DigiTimes via Techradar]