If you try and buy a Nexus 10 right now, you’ll discover that you can’t. It’s sold out. According to International Business Times, there’s a reason for that. They say that Google is going to unveil, and begin selling, the successor of the Nexus 10 starting today. Unlike the first Nexus 10, which was made by Samsung, this new 10 inch model will be made by LG. An image of it leaked a few weeks ago, but the leaks and rumors have slowed down since then.
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LG-V510 isn’t exactly a name that rolls off the tongue, but that’s allegedly the product name of the successor to the current Samsung-manufactured Nexus 10. That device has just passed through the WiFi Alliance’s labs, with a certificate date of October 25th (PDF file). All anyone can tell from the document itself is that both 2.4 GHz and 5.0 Ghz WiFi is supported, as well as Miracast. It’s also worth noting that the same LG-V510 tablet received Bluetooth certification just a few short weeks ago according to Droid-Life.
Google has started rolling out a bug-fixing KitKat OTA update for all the previous generation of Nexus devices, including the Nexus 4. The 3-5MB OTA update bumps the Android build to KRT16S vs. the initial KitKat KRT16O update that it released last week.
Google’s Nexus phone and Nexus 7 tablet got refreshed this year, but what about the larger 10.0 inch Nexus? According to a set of images that have leaked during the weekend, we might see a new stock Android jumbo tablet on the 22nd of November; aka this coming Friday. Instead of being made by Samsung, like the first generation model, this updated model will be made by LG. It’ll sport the same high resolution panel, though the internals have received a dramatic upgrade. Goodbye dual core ARM Cortex A15, hello quad core Snapdragon 800. RAM also gets a bump up to 3 GB from 2 GB in last year’s Nexus 10.
A couple of weeks after Google released the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat, the company has finally started rolling out the KitKat update for the Nexus 7 (2012/2013) and the Nexus 10. The update will start rolling out from later tonight, and will only be available for the Wi-Fi only variants of the tablet.
Nearly ten days ago, the Nexus 5 made a brief appearance on the Play Store confirming its specs and retail price of $349. Now, joining it is the new Nexus 10 tablet from ASUS.
Last year in late October, Google announced a $399 10 inch Nexus tablet that was manufactured by Samsung with an eye popping resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels. The device was powered by a dual core Samsung made ARM Cortex A15 chip too, which made it crazy fast. Seeing as how nearly every company in the technology industry is on a yearly refresh cycle, the question most often asked these days is when’s the new Nexus 10 coming out?
Let’s get this out of the way: Most people think Android on 10 inch tablets is pointless. If for whatever reason you do want a 10 inch Android tablet, then there’s really one one choice for you: the Nexus 10. It has an insanely high resolution screen, a dual core ARM Cortex A15, front facing speakers, and it’s just $399. When Google announced the new Nexus 7 earlier this summer, Amir Efrati from The Wall Street Journal asked about the Nexus 10, and Sundar Pichai straight up told him Samsung will be making it.
The video below is Google’s latest advertisement for their flagship 10 inch tablet, the Samsung manufactured Nexus 10. If you can’t watch it, you’re not missing much. All it shows is a couple expecting a baby having an argument on Google+ about what to name their child. She wants Alfie, he wants Kevin, and in the end they settle on Alvin.