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Google Nexus 10 release date rumours emerge

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A new 10-inch tablet manufactured by Samsung is to be unveiled at next week’s Android event under the guise of the Google Nexus 10, latest reports have suggested.

According to The Next Web, Google will be using its October 29 Android launch event to do more than just reveal the repeatedly leaked LG Nexus 4. As well as the next-generation of Android smartphones, the company is also expected to unveil a new, larger Nexus tablet.

Apparently, a video outlining the new devices Google will launch on October 29 has been circulated at one of the company's weekly TGIF meetings on its internal network.

Unlike the Google Nexus 7, which is a 7-inch competitor to the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and soon to be announced iPad mini, the newly leaked Google Nexus 10 will be a 10-inch iPad 3 rival. The Samsung-made Android 4.2 tablet has been codenamed ‘Manta,’ but is quite likely to receive the name Nexus 10.

As reported by “a source with knowledge of Google’s plans,” the new Samsung branded Google Nexus 10 will feature a 2560 x 1600p display. This would produce a pixel density of around 299 ppi, which is comfortably sharper than the new iPad’s Retina display at 264 ppi.

As mentioned, Google will be releasing its next Android smartphone, the LG Nexus 4, at the October 29 launch event where a 32GB Google Nexus 7 is also seemingly set to make an appearance. Whilst the rumoured 32GB iteration of the leading Android tablet has grabbed headlines, the first 3G compatible Google Nexus 7 is also expected to be unveiled.

Google will be going head to head with Microsoft on October 29, with the Redmond based software giant set to launch its new Windows Phone 8 mobile OS (as modelled by the likes of the HTC Windows Phone 8X) on the same day.

Are you excited by the news of a 10-inch Google Nexus tablet, or have previous full-sized Android tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 put you off the idea? Let us know on the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds, or through the comments boxes below.

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