Rumor: New Nexus 10 by Samsung coming in the “near future”

by: Chris SmithJuly 25, 2013

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A new Samsung-made Nexus 10 tablet is apparently in the works and will be launched in the “near future.”

The news comes from Wall Street Journal reported Amir Efrati, who has talked directly to Google’s Sundar Pichai about such a device.

Efrati did not reveal other details about the upcoming product, which leaves plenty of room for speculation:

Google only unveiled one new Nexus device yesterday, the 2013 Nexus 7 – as expected – and any other Nexus handsets and tablets scheduled for this year should be announced in the coming months. Of course, it makes sense to see more Nexus tablets hit stores this year.

After all, that’s the Nexus launch schedule Google set for 2012: a 7-inch tablet launched after its I/O event half way through the year, and a 10-inch tablet and new smartphone launched in fall. Each product came out with a new version of Android. The 2012 Nexus 7 had Android 4.1 on board, while the Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 came with Android 4.2.

It’s logical to assume the same thing will happen this year. The new Nexus 7 will launch running Android 4.3 out of the box, and the new Nexus 10 (and Nexus 5?) could come out with a brand new Android version (Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie?) later this year.

  • Jack Parker

    As specs go, if they can get those 3gb ram sticks working thats what itll have, as well as the new Exynos octa processor, just my thoughts

  • MasterMuffin

    2560×1600 flexible oled display, 3Gb of RAM, Exynos Octa, Key Lime Pie and 9000 mAh battery please :)

    • Guest

      Hahaha I only see two in the future…3gb of RAM and Exynos Octa…even the RAM might not make it! Flexible display will be cool, but it will be stupid to say that my screen can bend, but the casing of my phone can’t plus wasn’t the ppi for the OLED under 300?…

      • MasterMuffin

        All of them are possible, all of them once is most likely not going to happen. To that OLED part, no.

  • Brad

    Considering this guy is a very credible reporter, my hopes are high.

  • Wavefunction Collapse

    Other than the size factor, I’m not sure why anyone would get a Nexus 7 2. The Nexus 10 is still a better product and the next gen should only be better.

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  • Larry Olson

    I stood in a Staples yesterday playing with an N7 and an N10 side by side. Checking them out that way, it was no contest. The N10 is just far nicer to look at the screen and have in your hands.