Will Verduzco · Jan 14, 2014 at 04:00 pm

[Update: Not likely!] Updated Samsung-Built Nexus 10 Preparing for Imminent Launch?


Update: It appears as if this was a hoax. See below for more details.

Although the Samsung-manufactured Google Nexus 10 still offers a great value with its class-leading display and relatively speedy processor, it’s hard to argue with the fact that the device is starting to get a little long in the tooth. The device, which was released in the middle of November 2012, is now well over a year old. This is essentially an eternity in the mobile device world, where generational gaps are shrinking faster than we can even keep track (e.g. Samsung’s plethora of marginally different device variants).

oosThere has been quite a lot of speculation about the Nexus 10’s successor for an extended period of time. Not only have there been rumors of an “imminent” device launch ever since before November of last year, but we’ve all heard rumors pointing to various different OEMs to produce Google’s next full-size Nexus tablet. Further fuel was added to the fire earlier today, when the 32 GB variant of the Nexus 10 joined its 16 GB sibling, as it was labeled “out of inventory” on the Google Play Store.

Up until very recently, the most credible rumors pointed at an Asus-built Nexus 10 successor. But now, thanks to a new leaked image courtesy of leaker extraordinaire @evleaks, we may have to rethink this entirely.


According to the leaked information, the Nexus 10’s successor may feature the following hardware:

  • Samsung Exynos 5 Processor (unknown variant, but highly likely updated from the 5250 in the current Nexus 10
  • WQXGA Display, matching the resolution of the current device
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 16 or 32 GB of Internal Storage
  • Android 4.5 (of unknown codename)

Does the prospect of a new Nexus 10 make you salivate? Are you excited about the bump in specifications and the leaked render’s hardware design? Or do you think this is all just a dream? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

[Source: @evleaks]

Update: Apparently, @evleaks has retracted the previous leak, calling it a likely hoax.


Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 3, 2015 at 04:29 pm · 1 comment

Five New Forums for Latest Phones, Tablet and Smartwatch

The Galaxy S6 Edge, Huawei Watch, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Moto E 2015 and Xperia M4 Aqua all have gotten new forums here at XDA. If you want the latest and greatest in hardware as of now, the Galaxy S6 Edge's top-tier processor, memory, and camera will most likely fulfill your everyday needs with blazing speed, and extra screen-space to boot. Huawei seems to have nailed the smartwatch with their new Huawei Watch, a classy-looking but also durable and powerful Android Wear...

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 3, 2015 at 04:00 pm · no comments

Cross-Platform Encrypted Messaging with Signal 2.0

Privacy and security are two increasingly important factors in today's globalized world, and with the surge of internet spying by government agencies and third parties, wiretaps are an everyday thing that don't just concern James Bond anymore. Encryption made its way to the semi-mainstream messaging world with the Telegram platform, but while millions flocked to it, it is still clear that convenience beats privacy for most of smartphone users. After all, with the huge user bases boasted by Whatsapp and the...

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 3, 2015 at 03:43 pm · 1 comment

Best of Matias Duarte – “Ask Me Anything” Summary

Matias Duarte, VP of Design at Google, is perhaps one of the most prolific software designers of recent times: Material Design, the highest exponent of Android beauty, is Matias' own brainchild. Without him and his creation, the biggest Android update of all time wouldn't have been what it was and our favorite platform would still carry a look that many deemed outdated even before Material Design was shown. With an internet following that spawned several internet memes and even a weird community,...

Share This