Could Google be announcing the next Nexus 10 at Mobile World Congress?

by: Joe HindyJanuary 21, 2013

Nexus 10
CES 2013 has just come to an end and there are already rumors about for Mobile World Congress 2013. Among them is potential news for the next generation of Google’s Nexus 10.

Google did very well in the tablet market in 2012 by producing good tablets at a decent cost. More people could afford them and their specs helped them work well. The Nexus 10 second generation could be a lot more interesting.

The rumor comes from Theo Valich from Bright Side of News. If the rumors prove true, then the Nexus 10 second gen is going to be a beast of a tablet. At a quick glance, here are some of the rumored specs.

  •  Mali T678 GPGPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • Support for OpenCL 1.1, OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/3.0, and Google’s Renderscript Compute

As you can see, there isn’t a lot there. However, if these rumors prove to be true, the Nexus 10 2 could be the most powerful tablet produced so far. Things like screen resolution, storage sizes, CPU, and other specs haven’t been mentioned yet, so there is still room for a pitfall or two when the final design comes out.

Are any of these Nexus 10 2 rumors true?

It’s hard to say. Theo Valich has claimed to have played with an unfinished version of the Nexus 10 2. However, the specs so far have been a mix of rumor and speculation. So, as usual, take it as it is since it is an unconfirmed rumor. It’s nice to daydream about such things. However, the 2GB of RAM should prove true as it’s the current standard for Android devices.

One thing for sure is that we’ll know more about it eventually. With Google I/O coming up soon, it’s hard to imagine Google announcing a Nexus device at another tech conference. Do you think MWC 2013 will hold some new Google magic or will Google be saving it for Google I/O? More importantly, are any of these specs believable or possible? Let us know your thoughts.

  • Ryan MORGAN

    Isn’t it a bit soon?

    • (anon)

      No, it isn’t.

  • hakatit

    Current n10 is 2gb ram. Best we are seeing here is a new GPU? Doesn’t imply to me new tablet.

    • it might have 3GB of ram, and a octa core CPU

    • JosephHindy

      Because there are no details about them, you think the rest of the specs are going to be the same as the OG Nexus 10? What OEM ever has released a device two years in a row with the same specs and only 1 piece of hardware updated? It’s going to be a whole new tablet, there just isn’t any info on the rest of the hardware yet (and this info is sketchy at best)


  • Filip Justin

    Sucks.. no USB OTG support sucks in terms of compatibility nowadays..

    • Filip Justin

      Oh, i forgot.. no MicroSD card slot.. and don’t bug me about how Google Drive is a better alternative..

  • Ignacio Martín

    Please, with an optional keyboard dock

  • Jesus, your lord and master

    Pile of shit! not gonna happen. And the Motorola x phone may exist but won’t be a nexus 5. It will just be motos next phone and will cost the same as the RAZR HD.

  • Lodovik

    It will have an Exynos5 Octa with 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of internal storage, a wireless keyboard, a 2560×1600 screen with a stand working only in landscape mode. To prevent another CPU/GPU throttlegate, a 2-pound copper heatsink will be added and the mainboard will be placed in an u-ATX case. It will be called… The Nexus PC!!!

    Everyone will want one and nobody would be able to buy it because only 10 000 will be produced in time for the holiday season.

  • kascollet

    The GPU of current N10 Is it’s weakest part. All of the screen lags come from this chip not being able to push enough pixels, and there’s lot of them on this screen !
    Upgrading the GPU side is more than a good idea (planned from the beginning ?).

  • Arpatruc

    Fuck you google. Fuck you for teasing us with devices that are nowhere available on non existing stores.