Nexus 11 tablet specs hit the web ahead of Google I/O

By Shawn Knight
Apr 30, 2013
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  1. Google may be preparing to unveil a larger Nexus tablet in the coming weeks if the most recent rumors pan out. The latest from the rumor mill suggests Google will showcase a Nexus 11 tablet at the company’s upcoming I/O...

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  2. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Enthusiast Posts: 265   +39

    You could easily make an 11 incher that is actually smaller than the ipad, though much bigger would be clumsy
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    What is the point of an 11 inch tablet? At least add 2 inches from the 10 inch version. 1 inch isnt much of a difference.
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,633   +1,031

    You know what they say about guys with 11 inch tablets, don't you?

    Poor battery life.
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Well, it uses an 8 core CPU with 4 cores meant to be for powerful applications and another 4 cores for less strenuous applications. Plus, if it has a 1080P screen, then the battery life may not be an issue,
  6. Gopal Bhat

    Gopal Bhat TS Enthusiast Posts: 82   +28

    I'm more interested in the Nexus 7 refresh (Nexus 8?).

    Hope it's not made by Samsung. I've found dead pixels or dust under every display of theirs I've encountered.
    ASUS on the otherhand have been ok; if the Nexus 7 is anything to go by.
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Samsung makes ASUS' products, at least I think. I guess it is your luck. I hate LG and prefer Samsung in terms of panels. I was happy my iPhone is a Samsung panel since I hear from friends that LG makes crappy panels for phones.
  8. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I'm more interested in the Nexus 5. I hope we won't have to wait for Motorola's "X Phone" in the Fall to know who's the next in line for the Nexus brand.
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    The Nexus 5 will most likely be shown off at Google iO in May.
  10. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I don't think so.

    They could announce Key Lime Pie (though unlikely), or more likely, announce Jelly Bean 4.3 with some nice improvements (hopefully a follow-up to their Project Butter). But whatever that's announced will be for this rumored Nexus 11 and as an update for the Nexus phones.

    Google never announces their phone at I/O; they always leave that for the fall. I was just hoping we wouldn't have to wait for Motorola to see it. I personally hope Sony takes it this time.
  11. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Adding support for MicroSD card alone makes this a no brainer for me if the price (give or take) is at the same point (give or take) the Nexus 10 was when it came out. 1080 is a must, but a more dense display is welcome. If this is all true, I can finally upgrade from my Xoom. Most desirable situation since it no longer gets the latest Android updates :(
  12. Dev_Dasher

    Dev_Dasher TS Rookie

    I actually couldn't care less about what Google announces because they're starting to make everything they touch more difficult for developers to monetize. I knew they started to abandon their devs when they changed their payout schedule earlier this year. I can understand Millennial Media, InMobi, or Tapjoy holding on to our payout longer.... but Google? Even Airpush is paying out weekly now. I don't think Google has enough respect for its most hardcore Android developers. Not letting us explore ad potential with Google Glass? All the signs point to the obvious, IMO.
  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    MicroUSB expansion is unlikely, unless Google suddenly changes their opinion on it.
  14. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Enthusiast Posts: 265   +39

    the problem with sd cards as google see them is it means people can't find their stuff. that is needed is or the automatic mapping of the bigger storage as sscard0
  15. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    But then if SD fails or someone takes it out, the entire device is bricked.
  16. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Why would it be bricked? Sorry I am not too fimiliar with Android.
  17. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Android requires additional storage. SDcard0 is now the in-built 16GB or whatever phones come with. If a removable SD card were forced to be part of the system partition.... it would be like deleting System32. :p

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