Is the Google Nexus 10 II Going to Launch This Week?

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A big change is coming to Google Play on Thursday: for the first time, this software store will make it clear which apps have been optimized for tablets. And there has been speculation that there will be a surprise announcement on the same day: a new version of the Google Nexus 10 tablet.

There is no smoking gun pointing to this occurring though. While there have been occasional rumors about an updated version of Google’s full-size tablet, there have been few specifics from reliable sources.

Google Nexus 10Still, what may be a picture of the device leaked out last month. And it has been pointed out that if Google wants the device to be available for Black Friday, it needs to get it out soon.

This has lead to speculation of the introduction coming on Nov. 21, the same time as the tablet-centric change to Google Play.

What To Expect?

If the image that leaked out last month turns out to be real, the Nexus 10 II will have slightly smaller screen bezels and straighter edges, without the bulges the current model has along its long edges.

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 x 1600 pixel (300ppi) display. The follow-up will certainly have one of at least that resolution.

There’s no doubt it will run Android 4.4 (KitKat), as the version of this operating system for the original Google Nexus 10 was released last week.

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