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Rumor: Google to Launch Nexus 10 November 22

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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.

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    gmax9000 , November 18, 2013 3:11 PM
    FINALLY!
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    m32 , November 18, 2013 4:44 PM
    I can't wait till they start using Motorola to build their products.
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    house70 , November 18, 2013 5:03 PM
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    I can't wait till they start using Motorola to build their products.


    Given that they own Motorola, I don't think they'll have a MotoNexus, as much as we want it, because the other manufacturers will cry foul.
    That being said, Motorola will probably come up with their own tablet, hopefully with a very thin skin on it, like they did with their latest 2 handsets.
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    Cons29 , November 18, 2013 6:37 PM
    was thinking of getting nexus 7 (i think the issues are not there anymore for the recent batch), now ill wait for this
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    BranFlake5 , November 18, 2013 7:19 PM
    I hope LG brings a great display to the Nexus 10. I'm hoping high color accuracy IPS+ and then Tom's can say it's better than a "Retina Display"
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    JD88 , November 18, 2013 9:59 PM
    If those specs are even remotely close, this thing will outclass the iPad Air pretty easily. Problem is, most people probably will never realize it and end up paying $100 more for specs that are worse than last year's Nexus 10.

    Hopefully Google releases the proper accessories this time as they were pretty hard to come by for last year's model.
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    house70 , November 19, 2013 4:18 AM
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    I hope LG brings a great display to the Nexus 10. I'm hoping high color accuracy IPS+ and then Tom's can say it's better than a "Retina Display"


    What is a Retina display, anyways? A marketing gimmick from Apple. There are plenty of devices that have a high enough PPI as to qualify. It's like naming your car a "magical chariot", while everyone else just use better vehicles.
    Empty words targeting the gullible.
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    house70 , November 19, 2013 4:20 AM
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    I hope LG brings a great display to the Nexus 10. I'm hoping high color accuracy IPS+ and then Tom's can say it's better than a "Retina Display"


    Last year's Nexus 10 was better than a "Retina" display. I can't see a reason why Google would downgrade this, esp. that LG makes some of the best displays out there.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , November 19, 2013 5:39 AM
    It would be about time. Everything else has gotten a refresh. If the specs are true this will be one killer tablet for the price.
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    Niva , November 19, 2013 6:42 AM
    If it has a stylus I'm sold... really considering trying the Tegra Note because of the stylus but I'll wait until this thing comes out before pulling the trigger.
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    quantum mask , November 19, 2013 8:04 AM
    A stylus would only be valuable to me if the display was also a digitizer to take full advantage of having a stylus. If not, I can just buy any old stylus
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    quantum mask , November 19, 2013 8:09 AM
    I wish Google would just come out and say whats going on. I understand that they're probably trying to build hype and what not, but I almost went out and bought a Sony Tablet Z last week because I was tired of waiting with no official word from Google. The only reason I didn't was because Best Buy was out of stock. But I'm going there again this Friday if I don't hear anything official.
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    quantum mask , November 19, 2013 8:17 AM
    I wish Google would just come out and say whats going on. I understand that they're probably trying to build hype and what not, but I almost went out and bought a Sony Tablet Z last week because I was tired of waiting with no official word from Google. The only reason I didn't was because Best Buy was out of stock. But I'm going there again this Friday if I don't hear anything official.
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    woodyl , November 19, 2013 11:07 AM
    Probably not "leaked", but faked. These photos look really bad and the specs don't make sense. This information is not reliable.
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    TheBigTroll , November 19, 2013 1:08 PM
    to be honest, i would rather have them stick with a 1080p screen if it would give me an extra hour of battery life. thats just me though
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    somebodyspecial , November 20, 2013 5:32 PM
    I'd rather have this come with T4 and 1080p. But I intend to game on my tablet when I buy it (though I may wait for a great 13in Kepler based T5), where my dad's nexus 10 is woefully underpowered for 1600p. Until I see a tegrazone type website from Qcom and serious gaming interest shown, I'll take the only company really pushing GAMING on android: NVIDIA (and any T4 device may end up streaming your PC once it's all worked out on shield). I'd prefer a lower res with MORE EFFECTS, than super high res totally cut down just so you can hit 30fps. If I needed a modem maybe I'd want snapdragon, but there is no need on a tablet IMHO. My dad's nexus 10 never leaves the house/wifi.

    Anything over 1920x1200 on tablets is just dumb and sacrifices perf to get there in games. My 24in dell is only 1920x1200 and it isn't ugly ;)  Considering 98%+ of us use this res or LOWER on our huge monitor PC's, why are 10in tablets even attempting 1600p? STUPID. Most games are not made for 1600p on mobile either and end up in little boxes or with fonts you can't even read with my near eagle vision...LOL.