Google to Launch the New Nexus 10 Tablet Next Week

Recent reports suggest that the new version of the popular tablet could go on sale as early as next week.

Google has been mum on any details about its second-generation tablet, Nexus 10, but recent reports claim that the device could go on sale as early as next week. Photo: Samsung Tomorrow/Flickr

A product page for the lonf-expected tablet was temporarily listed on the Google Play store a few days ago, claiming the second-generation Nexus 10 would go on sale Nov. 21. However, Google has since deleted the page from its website.

The story was first revealed by Ubergizmo, but the tech web blog has since removed the article about the released date of the tablet.

It’s still known a bit about Nexus 10  — though a recent leak revealed that the tabley will come with the same 2560 x 1600 resolution display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU and 3GB of RAM.

The new device was rumored to run Android 4.4 Kit Kat, the latest version of the populat operating system that is now available for most other Nexus tablets.

As The International Business Times informs, the Google Nexus 10 is originally priced $399 for the 16GB wifi model and Staples’ discount will bring it down to $349. The 32GB model costs $499 and will now cost $449.

The tablet launch is predicted to be held alongside with some other major news of the Internet searching giant, however, with Google reportedly planning to shedlight on some important changes on the way tablet apps are discovered and displayed on company’s Google Play.

Two weeks ago Google unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone, the 5in Nexus 5 that comes running the next iteration of Android 4.4 “Kitkat”.

Google developed the device in partnership with LG, which is the slimmest, fastest Nexus phone yet. The screen offers 445 ppi, while the device measures 69.17×137.84×8.59 mm and weighs 130g.

The smartphone features a 4.95-inch, 1,920-by-1,080 full HD IPS Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display with 445 pixels per inch. It runs a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, 450MHz Adreno 330 GPU.

The phone comes loaded with the new version of Google’s operating system — 4.4, nicknamed KitKat — which will also become available for some other Android phones.

The Nexus 5 includes a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and 8-megapixel rear shooter with optical image stabilization.

With a 2,300 mAH battery, Google promised up to 17 hours of talk time, 300 hours of standby, 8.5 hours of Internet time on Wi-Fi and 7 hours on LTE. If you need more, the Nexus 5 includes built-in wireless charging support.

Speaking of Android Kit Kat which will probably be featured on the Nexus 10, Android chief Sundar Pichai said: “The first thing you’ll notice about KitKat is we’ve made the experience much more engaging: the book you’re reading, the game you’re playing, or the movie you’re watching—now all of these take center stage with the new immersive mode, which automatically hides everything except what you really want to see.”

Google is known for naming its mobile software after different types of desserts. Past names have included Cupcake, Donut, Honeycomb, Jelly Bean and now KitKat. Earlier this year the tech giant and Nestle struck a marketing deal naming the new software after the candy bar.

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