Nexus 7 2013 is out while Nexus 5 remains inside Google's curtain which will be revealed soon and to complete the entire set, the company must release the next-generation Nexus 10. Here is the roundup of what's going on the upcoming Nexus 10 expected to run Android 4.4 KitKat.
Brand-New Operating System
Since Google hasn't confirmed or denied anything on Nexus 10, it is expected to run Android 4.4 KitKat which will look almost exactly with Nexus 5, except for its larger display screen. As package delivered by Android 4.4, faster performance, better multi-core processor support, new features such as Cloud Print and wireless payment, light firmware on the RAM and native apps such as Google Drive and Keep are going to be included.
Enhancing Screen Display
Samsung Nexus 10 which was released in 2012 features 10.1 inches of 2560 x 1600 display and protected by Gorilla Glass 2. Rumours tipped that Nexus 10 2013 will offer a full HD display but some inclines to the same given resolution of the previous version.
According to Tech Radar, Nexus 10 2012 was splendid and survived against the iPad Air's new Retina feature. Google should at least improve colour, contrast and rendering to factors even if they retain the same display resolution - 2560 x 1600.
Back in 2012, Nexus 10 sports 1.7GHz dual-core Exynos processor and 2GB RAM but the next-gen should get the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor to blend with Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013.
Another rumours see that Nexus 10 2013 may get RAM chipset upgrade from 2 GB to 3 GB for backing up such a powerful processor.
Based on GSMArena, Nexus 10 from Samsung doesn't have any kind of GSM support which means no mobile data connection. Apple offers iPad of all sizes with 3G connection at least for convenience of its users.
Since Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 supports LTE network, Google Nexus 10 may get a variant with enabled mobile data connection for added spice. iPad Air has a variant which supports both Wi-Fi and cellular function that Google Nexus 10 2013 should also have to become a good alternative of the iOS pad.
Design and Weight
Google's own leak of the new Nexus 10 gave an insight of its size and weight which closely measures to 258.9x172.6x7.9mm and weighs around 584g. It is slighter, thinner and lighter compared to Nexus 10 2012 but not enough to match Apple's new iPad Air.
Previous Nexus 10 only features a 5 MP rear camera and 1.9 MP front-facing shooter which is common among tablets right now. If Google and ASUS decided to join forces on the new Nexus 10, a 10 MP rear-shooter and 2.1 MP front unit could please potential buyers who are looking for an Android alternative.
Nexus 10 2012 is packed with a non-removable 9000 mAh battery pack which nothing more you can ask for in terms of power. A slightly larger battery pack such as 9500 or 9700 mAh may become a plus point against Galaxy Tabs or iPads in the market.
Expect no microSD card support just like with Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 2013 but a 32 GB internal storage could provide enough space for most users. However, keeping HD videos may pose some storage problem and needs a computer for additional storage room.
Expected Release Date
November 1, 2013 is the talks about next-generation Nexus 10 release date, similar timeline of Android 4.4 and Nexus 5. Rumours did not point if it is appearing alongside with Nexus 5 during a possible Google Event on October 31.
How Much Will It Cost?
Nexus devices aren't that expensive and expect Nexus 10 2013 to be priced at $399 with possible variations depending on storage size and battery rating.
Google's strongest argument on their 2013 Nexus gadgets is the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat to push Android fans on choosing their line up. Nexus users are also privileged to receive instant upgrades containing fixes and push of an upcoming Android version expected in 2014.
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