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Rumor: Google to Launch Nexus 10 November 22

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
    FINALLY!
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  • m32
    I can't wait till they start using Motorola to build their products.
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  • house70
    11968031 said:
    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
    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
    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
    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
    11968938 said:
    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
    11968938 said:
    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
    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
    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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