Now the Google Nexus 10 is being tipped for a reboot

Now the Google Nexus 10 is being tipped for a rebootYou don't hear much about the Samsung-made Nexus 10 tablet, maybe because there's always a few dozen other Samsung bits of kit to chew the fat over at any given time.

But that may be about to change, as the large-framed Nexus is being tipped for the same kind of second-generation revamp that the smaller Nexus 7 has just been through.

It's no empty rumour, either, with the news coming from the host of yesterday's Nexus 7/Android 4.3 launch event, Google's own Sundar Pichai.

Pichai reportedly told the WSJ's Amir Efrati that the Nexus 10 will be getting the refresh treatment itself in the near future – or so the latter claims via Twitter.

“Expect to see new 10-inch Nexus 10 Android tablet (made by @Samsung) in the near future, Google's @sundarpichai tells me,” the Tweet reads.

So what can we expect from a revamped Nexus 10? Well, let's remind ourselves of what the often overlooked Nexus 10 currently offers.

For starters, there's a 2560 x 1600 10.1in screen, then we've got a dual-core Exynos 5 Dual chipset, 2GB of RAM, 5MP/1.9MP cameras, 16GB or 32GB of storage and an impressive 9000mAh battery.

The obvious starting point for a refresh would be a move to a more powerful processor, but that aside there's no obvious area in need of serious improvement. Perhaps a modest spec bump could be rolled out together with the Android 4.3 upgrade.

Or maybe the “near future” isn't so near after all, and the Nexus 10 reboot will land on the wings of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

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Freddly  Jul. 26, 2013 at 00:28

Or maybe they could cut the price and provide a keyboard cover for it?

Nail the maxi ipad and the surface RT/Pro at the same time.

Stelph  Jul. 26, 2013 at 08:37

Will be interesting to see what they do to "bump" the spec, really with that screen it's crying our for a proper stylus and digitiser for creative folks to use for photoshop and the like, other than that I'm not sure what they could do to "freshen" up the tablet

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 26, 2013 at 11:08

Here is the list:
- Add SD Card
- Octa-core CPU
- Bump RAM to 3GB - design apps are memory hungry
- Definitely has to have a stylus
- 9K amp battery is not enough for such screen size. Possibly one of the reasons it ships with Dual-core CPU.

Was thinking of getting it for £300, but with slow CPU and no SD Card went with Pipo M6 instead (£210).

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