New Nexus 10 Specs and Image Leaked: Set to rival Apple's iPad Air
Thinner, Lighter, Faster and it comes with Android KitKat
Google have already announced a new version of the Google Nexus 7 this year. The next logical step would be to launch a new version of the larger Google Nexus 10, which has been on sale since October 2012. Until today we'd heard very little about the launch of a new Nexus 10.
That's now all changed because in a single day two separate leaks have surfaced hinting at the imminent launch of the Nexus 10 2013.
Firstly, we got our hands on a purported press image of the new Google Nexus 10. Assuming the image is legitimate (we think it is) then the Nexus 10 2013 adopts a squarer design than its predecessor, and the bezels surrounding the display have been reduced.
Then things got even more interesting because someone inside Google accidentally leaked details of the Google Nexus 10 on the Android App Store. We're thankful to whoever made the mistake because it revealed some important information about Google's tablet.
We now know that Google's tablet will come pre-loaded with Android KitKat and that it has a 10.1 inch touch-screen display running at a 2560x1600 resolution. The blunder also revealed that the Nexus 10 2013 will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and that it'll have 3GB of RAM.
Additionally, we now know it'll be 1mm thinner than its predecessor at 7.9mm and almost 20g lighter at 484g. It's also got a slightly larger battery (9500mAH v 9000 mAH), and its rear-camera has been bumped up to 8 mega-pixels (from 5MP). The front-facing camera is boosted slightly to 2.1 mega-pixels (from 0.9MP).
No details on the pricing or availability of the new tablet were leaked. However, Google are holding a press event on November 1st where they are expected to unveil the Nexus 5 smartphone - so it's possible that the new Nexus 10 unveiled at the same event.
Interestingly, November 1st is the day when Apple's iPad Air will begin shipping in the UK. Google might want to unveil their new tablet on the same day that Apple's tablet becomes available to buy as a statement of their intent. Google's new tablet is a direct rival to the iPad Air and its likely to be priced significantly lower than Apple's tablet.
Let the battle commence.
By Simon Thomas on 28th October, 2013