Supposed Nexus 10 manual leaks online

by: Bogdan PetrovanOctober 25, 2012

samsung nexus 10

Google is rumored to reveal more than one Nexus devices on October 29, one of them being the thoroughly leaked LG Nexus 4, and the other a Samsung made Nexus 10 tablet.

While the Nexus 4 is no mystery anymore, Google managed to maintain some secrecy around the 10-inch tablet. But, as we approach the date of the supposed announcement, the shroud is unraveling. Today, a Korean site revealed what appears to be a user manual of the Nexus 10.

Mind you, with the recent hoaxes that sent waves through the Android blogosphere, we can’t swear by the veracity of this supposed leak. With that said, only provided two photos of the manual, one showing the cover and one showing the “getting started” section. While the first image reveals little more than the official name of the device, the second photo shows us that Samsung and Google may have borrowed heavily from the design of the Galaxy Note 10.1, the pen-enabled tablet that the Koreans launched this summer.

Like the Note 10.1, the Nexus 10 will feature rounded sides (with the curvature being slightly more pronounced on the Nexus). The product diagram shows a micro USB port, a micro HDMI port, and dual front facing speakers. The usual front and rear facing camera can also be spotted in the diagram, along with a LED flash.

Hopefully, the Nexus 10 will feature a much better build quality than the Note 10.1, but also more powerful specs. Rumors suggest a mind blowing 2560 x 1600 display, and on the software side, the newest version of Android.

What do you make of this latest leak? Do you consider it trustworthy? Would you like a Nexus tablet that takes design cues from the Note 10.1



    • Steve Rodrigue

      But HDMI! :D
      Anyway, if it comes with 16 or 32 Gb it will be plenty of space.

      • William

        It still needs a sd slot or even micro sd slot.

        • Steve Rodrigue

          I don’t agree with that. Some users needs it, not everyone. I never used MicroSD slot on any of my devices except when I had a Nexus One (only 512Megs of internal storage) and no access to cloud services.

          The eternal debate of local storage capacity vs cloud/infinite storage. I’m 100% in the cloud. I don’t need local storage except for apps and temporary storage for photos I take, everything else is working through the cloud. I even always buy the cheapest version of devices I own.

          • Peter_Maxwell

            What do you do if you are out and about and dont have wi-fi?

          • Steve Rodrigue

            I tether with my phone.

            So, I repeat, it depends on how you use your device. I’m always connected (WiFi or 3G), so I don’t care much about local storage. I just don’t need it. So, please stop arguing that we NEED MicroSD, it’s not a NEED for all users. For some, it’s a must have, for other it’s a nice to have and for others (like me) we don’t care because we don’t need/use local storage much.

            That’s it.

          • Peter_Maxwell

            I’m not arguing anything? I asked a simple question.
            I would, however, assume that you would be the exception. There are going to be times that most people would need, and prefer, to have stuff saved on their device. If you need a document and you are somewhere with crap reception then the cloud is no good to you.

          • Steve Rodrigue

            I totally agree with you, if I would go “out-of-the-grid”, I may run into issues. But, I’m rarely out of 3G or WiFi reach. I live in a urban area, I have WiFi and 3G always available, when I travel to the USA, I insert my T-Mobile sim into my phone and I’m done.

            BTW, I rarely open “documents” on my phone: I browse the web, I read news, I listen podcasts (which are set to synchronize on WiFi only), I listen to music through Google Music and I pin the albums/songs I listen to the most. I have instant upload set for my photos. I think, If I would go “off-the-grid”, I would have 10-20 hours worth of podcasts, couple hundreds songs, a cache of couple hundreds photos… Cached news… I would survive. ;)

  • Steve Rodrigue

    Looks legit.

  • spunker88

    Why does the bottom view show a center charging spot and the front view shows a microUSB port on the top left. Does this have a separate port for charging, with the other port left open for OTG and data transfer?

    • matt

      I was wondering the same thing.. :S
      I almost hope they don’t–just because I just ordered a $6 cable to OTG + charge my Nexus 7 at the same time. [With a Y cable, and a kernel mod, you can use OTG + charge at the same time. xda link: ]

  • MasterMuffin

    I don’t like the design of this, but if the specs are true, finally a device that can really kick some iPad ass :)

  • give it a stylus and a build in keyboard, and iPad is dead

    • alex13809

      it could never have an since it wouldn’t be running vanilla Android.

      • maybe not, but whats to say 4.2 doesn’t have keyboard and stylus support?

        • esolyt

          As of 4.0, Android already has native stylus support.

  • AppleFansInDenile

    Please add a SD or Mini/Micro SD slot.

  • Stewart middleton

    Id like this to be real but hey, its probably not.. If its really I can’t see it being released on the 29th I think this device is in early stages and will be released about the same time the nexus7 was this year unless Google is really on an assault to de-throne the ipad and iphone. Why not? Apple is short of ideas and Google seems to be the one with all the inovation ideas. The last iphone didn’t even catch up to the latest droids for software ability/ user ability. Hardware I guess I did tho.

  • Stewart middleton

    Arrghh just wot a fuse essay for it not to be added. Oh well