Google Nexus 10 getting major processor upgrade at MWC?

Google Nexus 10 getting major processor upgrade at MWC?Of the trio of new Nexus devices unveiled by Google towards the end of last year, it's fair to say the Samsung-made Nexus 10 has been the least present in the news of late.

But with MWC just weeks away the Nexus 10 has duly popped up in the daily rumour-rounds, with talk of a processor bump heading its way in Barcelona next month.

Talk of a Google Nexus 10 refresh comes to us from Bright Side of News, which reports that the uprated tablet will leave behind its dual-core Exynos 5 CPU/quad-core Mali-T604 GPU arrangement for a quad-core CPU and 8-core Mali T678 graphics engine.

This after the Nexus 10 has come in for criticism for not having the processing chops to really get the best from the massive 2,560 x 1,600 display resolution on tap.

The chaps at BSN reckon: “while we believe we saw a prototype design in an old chassis (it was identical to the currently selling Nexus 10), the performance difference in popular benchmarks was night and day”.

That's not to say the design of the rumoured upgrade model will be far different from the current, rather conservatively styled Nexus 10 – that supposedly will come later in the year.

But should the rumours prove true, a Nexus 10 with the performance to keep up with that beast of a display will still be a welcome arrival at MWC.

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Pondlife  Jan. 22, 2013 at 19:57

I'd not seen any criticism of it's power tbh

Stelph  Jan. 22, 2013 at 20:18

True. Tbf the only criticism I have read about the tablet is the android system that's installed on it (and the app selection that didn't use the screen resolution as much as it should) and they can't really "update" or replace that :)

Harryisme  Jan. 23, 2013 at 00:14

I wonder if i'm ever going to get around to getting the Nexus10, couldn't get a hold of one for the first two months, then I thought with CES around the corner I should hold off just incase other tablets are announced, and now this piece of new comes up, I guess I'll be waiting a bit longer to see if a revised model is coming out.

Though like the above posts, I also haven't heard about any performance issues, only the lack of software support for the higher resolution.


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