With the original Google Nexus 10 almost a year old, a replacement is widely expected to be coming soon. And now there’s fresh evidence to support this theory.
The 16GB version of this Android tablet is now listed as “out of stock” on Google’s webstore. This could be an indication that Samsung has stopped producing this device for Google because an updated version will be introduced in the near future.
In addition, what might turn out to be an official press image of the Nexus 10 II has leaked out. If this turns out to be real, the upcoming version will have slightly smaller screen bezels and straighter edges, without the bulges the current model has along its long edges.
The leaked image doesn’t answer a question that’s been floating around for months: who is going to make this device? Samsung makes the original, but unconfirmed reports in the past few months have indicated that the second-generation model will be made by Asus, the same company that produces the Nexus 7 II for Google.
What To Expect?
The specifications for this 10-inch tablet haven’t leaked out yet, but it will, at the very least, match the specs of its 7-inch sibling, which could mean it will sport a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor from Qualcomm.
The original has a 2560-by-1600 pixel (300ppi) display. The follow-up will certainly have one of at least that resolution.
Google is expected to unveil Android 4.4 (KitKat) soon. The Nexus 10 II could be one of the first devices to run it, just as its predecessor was the first to launch running Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).