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Google Nexus 10 2014 edition launch could be imminent

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Google Nexus 10 2014

A new tip from the Google Play Store itself suggests a Google Nexus 10 2014 device could launch soon.

The original Google Nexus 10 was released in November 2012 around the same time as the original Nexus 7, which has since been given a 2013 refresh.

The Nexus 10 is still the same model as was originally released, but a new Google Play Store tip could mean a launch is imminent.

Android Community spotted the 16GB version of the Nexus 10 has been listed as “unavailable” for quite some time, but has now been changed to “coming soon”.

Despite the 32GB model still being available to purchase, the change in availability status for the most popular 16GB version will spark rumours of an incoming refresh.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard a Google Nexus 10 rumour or two, especially as the device was originally tipped to launch at CES 2014 in January.

It is expected to launch with a 10.1-inch WQXGA 2560 x 1600p display, which would equate to a 289.9ppi image density.

This would match the display offered by the current Nexus 10, but it is tipped to make the upgrade from Gorilla Glass 2 to Gorilla Glass 3.

Leaked specs suggest it will run on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB of RAM. Previously the 10.1-inch slate featured a dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 processor with 2GB of RAM.

However, it most likely change from a Samsung processor because Google is tipped to use Asus or even LG as the manufacturer for the 2014 model.

The standard model is expected to come with 32GB of internal storage and run on a 9,500mAh battery.

Google should shave some millimetres off the original model as according to a previous leak it will measure up at 258.9 x 172.6 x 7.9mm and weigh 584g.

Compare this to the 263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9mm, 603g current model and there’s quite a difference.

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Paul

April 2, 2014, 4:44 pm

Let joy be unconfined!

Frank Sevek

April 2, 2014, 11:02 pm

The site says coming soon for both the 16 and 32 gig, coming soon.

godafoss

April 3, 2014, 1:15 am

I hope it will use the 801 not 800. While CPU changes are minor, the GPU clock speed increase has made a noticeable difference in many benchmarks. For a 1600p screen, every bit helps.

Stephen

April 3, 2014, 4:45 pm

sites now says the 32gb version is disptached within 1-2 days

Rhea

April 3, 2014, 8:56 pm

I'm so glad Google waited so long (if, indeed, they have been waiting) or else we would have been stuck with it instead of our Tab Pro 12.2. I LOVE my google devices (Gnex, n4, n5, and both n7's), but this Sammy tab really hit a sweet spot for us. I am interested in a possible 8" tab from Google.

dlbark

April 3, 2014, 9:56 pm

There's a lot of assuming here. Yes, the Play Store does say coming soon but is it 10", 8" or 12"? Google Play Editions of LG G Pad and talks of Google possibly preferring to stick with GPE devices just providing "Vanilla Android" OS and not hardware is seeming more evident. What if more Nexus 10 32gb 2012 editions are coming? If your android device have 4.4 running you can switch your non Nexus device to one with the Google Launcher apk. Currently running it on my Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1.

Frank Sevek

April 4, 2014, 11:20 am

dlbark, it is listed under the 10 inch so why would it be anything different?
Also it may have been an April fools joke since the site now says "We are out of inventory, please check back soon." Google is just playing games with us. But I believe it will be either restocked or updated otherwise it would no longer be on the site or say check back soon.
https://play.google.com/store/...

dlbark

April 4, 2014, 11:19 pm

Why are you replying to me? Nothing about this website or this author referred to this as a April Fool's joke. Google posted reserve now on the Nexus 5 two weeks before it's release in November with no one knowing what the device looked like or it's specs. Plus they had employees with the never seen Nexus 5 in September taking pictures with the Nexus 5 when they announced their partnership with Nestlé using KitKat instead of Key Lime Pie:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

At the :38 sec mark of THEIR VIDEO you clearly see their employee in the green polo with what we know today as the Nexus 5. Hell, they even dated it for you at the start of the video validating my point and Trusted Reviews assumption of their poor timing or clever marketing.

calden74

April 19, 2014, 9:51 pm

I'm still really enjoying the Nexus 10, although I kind have moved most of my tablet needs over to my new Lenovo ThinkPad 8. I can't believe how great this thing is , best tablet I have ever had hands down. as far as Android tablets are concerned though, nothing beats the Nexus 10, I will never own another Android tablet that doesn't have a Nexus brand on it. I hate skinned Android OS's, especially TouchWiz, just a horrible, horrible OS, that and I hate waiting 8 months for the next update.

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