Google's Nexus 5 andAndroid 4.4 KitKat have been launched but there's still no sign of the Nexus 10 2013 tablet. Here we've rounded up all the rumoured release date, price and specs information for the GoogleNexus 10 2 (2013 edition). Updated on 18/11/13.
Here we've rounded up the possible, rumoured and speculated release date, price and specs for the upcoming Nexus 10 2. These details should be taken with a pinch of salt but bear in mind that leaked details can often be spot on. (See also: New Nexus 10 2 (2013) vs iPad Air specs comparison review.)
Google Nexus 10 2 (2013): Release date
Back when Google launched the Nexus 7 2013 in July, it was reported that the firm had let slip about a new version of the Nexus 10. Amir Efrati, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, claimed that Sundar Pichai, president of Android and Chrome told him to expect a new Nexus 10 'in the near future' which would be made by Samsung.
Well a number of months has passed with no sign of the Nexus 10 2013 so perhaps he got the wrong end of the stick, or the tablet got significantly delayed.
At the beginning of September, Google announced that the next version of Android would be called 4.4 KitKat rather than the expected Key Lime Pie. With this announcement came no news of hardware, Nexus 5 or Nexus 10.
It's nearly the end of October, Apple has launched new iPad models include the iPad Air but still no news from Google.
It’s likely that Google will unveil the Nexus 10 2013 alongside the Nexus 5 with both running the new Android 4.4 KitKat OS. There's been no confirmation of a date but rumours and hints from the KitKat Twitter account suggest 28 October.
The first tweet with a dancing Android mascot made of KitKats read "Everybody dance now!" in reference to the song "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)." It was released by a band called C C Music Factory, originally dubbed as 'The 28 Street Crew'.
A second tweet, a day later, which spelled out "This Is It" in KitKat sticks is thought to be reference to Michael Jackson, the King of Pop's popular movie - which was released on 28 October.
Furthermore, the Nexus 10 was unveiled on 29 October with the Nexus 4 last year so it would be almost exactly a year for Google to unveil the Nexus 5, with the Nexus 10 2013 with it.
If this all turned out to be poppycock so we expect Google to announce the new Nexus 10 in November.
Well the 28 October came and went without any sign from Google of new hardware. Notorious leaker @evleaks has suggested the Nexus 5 will be launched on 1 November so was the next possible release date for the Nexus 10.
Google launched the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat on 30 October but there was no mention or sign of a new Nexus 10 model. It is still expected that the tablet will be released before Christmas to take on the iPad Air and could be revealed this month.
Update: The latest rumoured release date for the new Nexus 10 to tip up is 22 November (post now removed from Reddit). The tipster who claims to work for O2 leaked a render of the tablet (top of page) which O2 has denied is anything to do with the firm, talking to Pocket-lint.
The Nexus 10 2013's price is always going to be debatable until Google reveals the information. However, if a snapshot of PC World's computer system shows the tablet with a price of £349.
That's a little more than the current generation which starts at £319. We're taking that leak with a pinch of salt and so should you.
It does seem fesable that the price of the Nexus 10 2 will go up, though. This year's model of the Nexus 7 went from £159 to £199 and the Nexus 5 is now £299 compared to £239.
Update: The Reddit tipster's render, mentioned in the release date section above, shows a price of £299 which would see it match the Nexus 5.
Google Nexus 10 2 (2013): Specs
Samsung made the first Nexus 10 after partnering with Google on the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. It's been tipped for the second version of the tablet, too, but other leaks and rumours suggest that Asus, the maker of both Nexus 7 models, will make the 2013 Nexus 10.
The original Nexus 10 had, and still has, an impressive specs line-up so we're not sure what Google and whoever makes the device can do it. However, the Nexus 10 2013 is expected to use the same 10.1 in screen size retaining the whopping 2560 x 1600 resolution.
Interestingly, the leaked press render of the Asus Nexus 10 (above) shows the tablet in portrait mode rather than landscape which is more traditional for 10 in devices.
Update: This has been shown up as a fake. As Know Your Mobile points out, the interface is far from being 4.4 KitKat.
Internally it's thought to be powered by an nVidia Tegra 4 chipset and is likely offer 2GB of RAM and up to32GB of internal storage.
Once thing which is almost certain is the Nexus 10 2013 will come pre-loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat. It will be one of the two launch products for the new OS version with the Nexus 5.
Update: A second leak on PhoneArena (at the top of the page) is also thought to be a fake. It was touted to have a Snapdragon 800 chip, 3 GB of RAM and an 8 Mp camera.
Here are the rumoured specifications for the Nexus 10 2013 with multiple entries for conflicting details.
OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
Screen: Super PLS 10.1 in (2560 x 1600, 299ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor: 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or nVidia Tegra 4
GPU: Adreno 330 (if CPU is Qualcomm)
Storage: Up to 32 GB (no microSD)
RAM: 2 GB or 3 GB
Cameras: 8Mp rear, 2.1 Mp front
Connectivity: dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-side NFC, microUSB