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Asus and Google launching new Nexus 10 by Christmas?

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The new Nexus 10, made by Google and Asus, will launch before Christmas according to a variety of sources.

Arriving on the Google Play store in time for Santa, Google is reportedly partnering with Asus to launch the next-generation of its 10-inch Nexus 10 tablet.

Asus will be manufacturing the next Nexus 10 tablet, according to multiple sources speaking to Geek.com, rather than Samsung who made the original Nexus 10.

Like the newly launched Nexus 7 2, the 10-inch version of Google’s tablet will bear the same name as its predecessor but include a huge specs upgrade and potentially the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie OS too.

When it launched, the Nexus 10 wasn’t anywhere near as popular as the Nexus 7 but seeing as Google has increased support for larger screens and higher resolutions for its Android mobile OS and apps within the Google Play store, we imagine the newer version may prove more appealing.

Specs for the new Nexus 10 2.0 are a little scarce at the moment but seeing as Asus and Google have been working with Qualcomm, expect to see a Snapdragon CPU under the hood.

Currently the Nexus 10 has a Samsung Exynos 5 dual-core processor  and has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity.

The 10-inch display is also tipped to get an upgrade from the already impressive 2560 x 1600p Full HD resolution on the current Nexus 10, but actual specs for this are still unknown.

The larger screen in comparison to the Nexus 7 combined with the new Restricted Profiles feature introduced with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean means Google will no doubt target families with its updated 10-inch tablet, if it doesn’t launch with Android Key Lime Pie.

The Nexus 5 is also tipped to make an appearance later this year, with the Nexus 5 launching in Q4 made by Motorola.

The new Nexus 7 will arrive in the UK on August 28, but it’ll be interesting to see how many consumers wait to see what specs the new Nexus 10 will bring.

Next, read our Nexus 7 vs Nexus 7 2 comparison to see what’s changed.

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