Google says new Samsung-made Nexus 10 coming soon

By on July 25, 2013, 2:00 PM
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Amidst the excitement of Google's Nexus 7, Android 4.3, and Chromecast TV dongle announcements yesterday, the company also later confirmed to reporters that we will be seeing a refreshed Samsung made Nexus 10 coming soon. According to a tweet from the Wall Street Journal's Amir Efrati, Google's Sundar Pichai seemed to have indicated the new device's launch isn't to far away now.

The Nexus 10 was first introduced back in October 2012 and since then we haven't heard much about an updated model. Earlier this year, rumors had Samsung working on a larger Nexus 11 powered by the eight-core Exynos 5410 chip, which is made up of four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores.

There was also talk of a lower-end version of the slate dubbed Galaxy Tab 11, and both were rumored to have the same 2,560 x 1,600 resolution found on the current Nexus 10. Since then Samsung has indeed refreshed it's Galaxy Tab lineup with three different variants and sceen sizes, but no 11-inch model to be found.

Exactly what the next generation Nexus 10 will bring remains unclear. If yesterday's update to the Nexus 7 is any indication, the company might iterate with a slimmer design and just enough updated internals to keep the starting price at around $400. Last time around Google put roughly three months between releases of the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10, so this could provide some hints as to the expected launch frame for the device.




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VitalyT VitalyT said:

If the top-notch 5" smartphones got 1080P screens more than half-year ago, why not produce a 10" tablet with 4K?

1 person liked this | MilwaukeeMike said:

If the top-notch 5" smartphones got 1080P screens more than half-year ago, why not produce a 10" tablet with 4K?

Because anyone over the age of 12 can't see that much detail without a magnifying glass? They say 4K Tv won't be worth buying in any size under 55 inches or something like that.

Exactly what the next generation Nexus 10 will bring remains unclear

Well.. if Samsung is building it, it'll have an infrared blaster, NFC, support for multiple apps at once like their Galaxy tabs, wireless charging, a thermometer and probably a few other things we haven't thought of yet. Samsung loves features.

VitalyT VitalyT said:

Because anyone over the age of 12 can't see that much detail without a magnifying glass?

Not all of us lost vision at the age of 12

Guest said:

12 years or not, only certain people with certain traits can see that needed difference. Compare it to someone running a 100 meters in 8 secs... some can, but not most. Kinda like most can't see over 60 frames a sec... some can, like fighter pilots for example, etc but most can't even if they "think" they can. I bet 90% of those that claim to "see" a difference also "see" the emperors new clothes too. :)

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

And once again the "you can't see that detail" dead horse comes staggering in.

Diagonal lines. Tell me you can't see the difference between a diagonal line on an iPad 1 and iPad retina.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

If the top-notch 5" smartphones got 1080P screens more than half-year ago, why not produce a 10" tablet with 4K?

And how much do you think it would cost? I can't see a lot of people spending $2000 on a 10" tablet.

Arris Arris said:

I can't see a lot of people spending $2000 on a 10" tablet.

iPad 4K? I bet some would buy that for $2000.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

iPad 4K? I bet some would buy that for $2000.

Yeah but only those with more money than sense.

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

Yeah but only those with more money than sense.

Not sure if making a joke about Apple consumers in general, or not....

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Nah, just people in general. It takes all sorts to make the world go around. I've got no beef with Apple consumers.

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