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Google Nexus 10 2 (2013) release date, price and spec rumours

Chris Martin | Oct. 28, 2013
Everything you need to know about the upcoming Google Nexus 10 for 2013, whether it's made by Samsung or Asus.

Google Nexus 10 2013 by Asus

Tablets are increasingly a popular tech gadget and Google's Nexus range is the benchmark for other Android devices. Here we've rounded up all the rumoured release date, price and specs information for the Google Nexus 10 2 (2013 edition).

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.

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 turns out to be poppycock then we expect Google to announce the new Nexus smartphone and tablet early in November.

 

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