Since Google refreshed the Nexus 7, focus has turned to the other devices in the Nexus range. There is lots of talk about the next Nexus smartphone and now it seems that Google are definitely going to refresh the Nexus 10. The news comes via a photo posted by @Rage06 on Twitter. The image shows what appears to be an inventory listing on a computer in a PC World store in the UK. The listing describes the new Nexus 10 as a “Google Asus Nexus 10” with a retail price of £349.99.
The current Nexus 10 is made by Samsung and currently costs £319.00 for the 16 GB model and £389.00 for the 32 GB model. In the US the prices are $399 and $499 respectively. Doing a quick bit of maths shows that the new Nexus 10 will probably cost $449 in the USA, however since there was only one model listed it isn’t possible to tell how much storage will be included. Hypothetically this could mean that Google could release just a 32 GB model but $50 cheaper than the current 32 GB version and with better specs. However since the new Nexus 7 was actually more expensive than the previous generation this is by no means guaranteed.
This isn’t the first time that Asus has been tagged as the manufacturer for the new Nexus 10. About a month ago ‘multiple sources’ suggested that the next generation of the Nexus 10 will be manufactured by Asus, not Samsung.
In terms of specifications, little is know. However it is expected that the device will have a cool high resolution display (at least 2560 x 1600), a Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of RAM. It is also possible that the new tablet will run Android 4.4 KitKat. Since Google is rumored to unveil the Nexus 5 alongside Android 4.4 KitKat in mid-October, it is possible that it will actually launch the Nexus 10 (2013) at the same time.
However Google recently dropped the price of the Nexus 4 to clear out its stocks before it releases the new Nexus smartphone, but it hasn’t made a similar reduction in price for the Nexus 10. This could point to a later release, maybe some time in November.
What are you hoping for from the new Nexus 10?