Is Google gearing up for a Nexus 10 launch?
In late July, after months of rumors, Google finally announced a second generation of its 7-inch Nexus tablet. While the new Nexus 7 was announced and released across the globe months, Google offered no indication there would be a refreshed Nexus 10 to go along with it. However, it the latest rumors are to be believed, we may see a new Nexus 10 this week.
This past weekend, a Reddit user claiming to work for O2 posted what he claims is a carrier render of the Nexus 10. The picture shows a speaker grill on the top of the device, but doesn't offer a whole lot else on the tablet. O2 distanced itself from the picture in a message to Pocket-Lint, claiming that it knows nothing of the Nexus 10 and that the image did not come from Telefonica, despite the watermark. However, it lines up pretty closely with a second render also posted to Reddit. Though that post has since been removed, Pocket-Lint reports that the photo was labeled LG-V510 and the post mentioned a November 22 release date.
Previous rumors about the Nexus 10 pointed to a 10.05-inch 2560x1600 300ppi display, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 3 GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera on the back, a 2.1-megapixel camera on the front, and a 9500 mAh battery.
The original Nexus 10 was made by Samsung, but it looks like Google is going with LG for the second generation. Though this makes some sense given Google's healthy partnership with LG for its Nexus line of smartphones, the shift is a bit surprising.