Nexus 10 2, also known as the Nexus 10 2014, has been a part of quite a lot of controversies lately. In this article we have the intention of giving you the most available information about Google’s new flagship (all rumors of course, nothing official by now) so you can get an idea of what might be on the way.
By what has been said till now, it seems like the Nexus 10 2 is going to face an increase in price, as it happened with the Nexus 7 (2013). All we can do is hope for this to be only a rumor, as one of the strong points of Google’s devices against Apple’s is the relation between price and technology.
There have been a lot of rumours about the possible hardware specs, starting with the manufacturer. The original Nexus 10 was made by Samsung and there is a chance that it is going to stay that way, but information leaked recently suggests that ASUS, LG and even HTC might also be on the race. You might think that ASUS would be leading with the strong position of the Nexus 7 series in the market, however, everything is pointing to LG.
Apart from who is making it, the Nexus 10 2 screen is expected to use the typical 10.1-inch size with a 2560 x 1600 resolution sporting Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Also, there are rumors hinting that it will include an updated display with enough pixel density (Pixels Per Inch) to surpass the iPad Air.
In terms of the processor, there are two strong options, the 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor or the nVidia Tegra 4 GPU: Adreno 330. In storage you shouldn’t expect surprises, as the standard 16/32 GB is almost guaranteed with no MicroSD slot. The RAM could be 2GB or a 3GB.
The front camera could be 2.1MP; the rear camera is expected to be improved with 8MP resolution. In terms of connectivity, you should expect dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-side NFC and a Li-po 9500mA non-removable battery.
If the Nexus 10 2 is actually announced in the first quarter of 2014, we are expecting it to work with Android 4.4 Kit Kat, but don’t be surprised if Google decides to implement an update (4.5 perhaps?) on the rumored slate. It’s clear that Android 4.4 is ready for an update and this can be a perfect time to get it out in the market.
We have already said that you can expect it in the first quarter of this year (maybe too many times), but we can’t be more accurate than that. However, there is a pretty strong chance that we might see the new Nexus 10 2 in the MWC 2014 taking place in Barcelona during February 24-27. The Nexus 10 is the direct competitor of the Apple iPad Air and the new Samsung Galaxy TabPro, so we are not expecting Google to take too long to announce it.
There’s also another option. Google might host a dedicated event like the one they had for the Nexus 7 (2013). This can happen prior to the MWC, so you should expect the release to happen sooner than later.
What’s your opinion about these rumors? Did we forget to point something out? Let us know what you think in the comments below