By Staff Reporter, Jul 26, 2013 01:28 PM EDT
(PHOTO CREDIT: Tumblr) When will Samsung release the Nexus 10 2nd Generation?
Nexus 10 2nd Generation will be released sooner than expected, reports from Amir Efrati at the Wall Street Journal confirm that Samsung's next generation tablet will be released in the "near future." The release date reveal comes after the Nexus 7 2 announcement at a Google press breakfast event. The announcement came from Google's Sundar Pichai, Efarit reported on the press event, writing, "During Google press event yesterday, July 24, Sundar Pichai, the head of Google Chrome and Android products, told that a new Nexus 10 will be available in the near future. With this, Android and Me posted a question, "Could a new Nexus 10 be on the way this fall?" And will it run the newest iteration of Google mobile OS, the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie?"
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— Amir Efrati (@amir) July 24, 2013
All reports point to a Nexus 10 2nd Generation release date of about November, considering that the Nexus 10 originally launched in November of 2012. With this rumored release date, it is a fair bet that Samsung's next-gen tablet will be released featuring Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. The current Nexus line is receiving Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates, therefore one can reasonably assume that the Nexus 10 2nd generation together with the Nexus 5 will be the first Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie device.
In regards to the included features on the Nexus 10 2nd Generation, it is still a bit early to confirm much. We can confirm that it will be produced by Samsung, and one component that seems like a vital update is a processor improvement. Gizmodo reports that by simply updating the processor and adding Android 4.3 to the Nexus 10 would make the tablet a fantastic device for consumers, "The current Nexus 10 features a very high-res 2,560 x 1,600 display, 2GB of RAM and is powered by a dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 chipset. Whacking a bit of a newer processor in it and sticking Android 4.3 on there would be enough to make it a winner."
The current Nexus 10 is currently undesirable for consumers due to the Nexus 7 2 receiving a better processor, the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a HD display, and improved pixels-per-inch. When comparing the refreshed Nexus 7 2 with the original Nexus 10, consumers will most likely choose the latest Nexus 7 2.
For success with the Nexus 10 2nd generation a processor update will be vital. According to reports from iDigitalTimes, Samsung's new Exynos 5420 processor significantly outperformed the Nexus 10 Samsung Exynos 5250 processor in benchmark tests. Therefore Samsung's Exynos 5420 chip will most likely be used on the Nexus 10 2ndgeneration. Phone Arena reports that the newer chip had better processor cores and a six-core Mali T-628 GPU, allowing incredibly powerful 3D rendering results. Which will be vital for consumer success due to Google's attempt to move into the gaming arena with the Nexus collection.
Consumers can certainly expect a refresh of the original Nexus 10 device that was similar to the Nexus 7 overhaul. Nexus 10 2nd Generation will most likely include a HD display, a better processor, but of course a price increase. The Nexus 10 2nd Generation will most likely rise in price somewhere between $70-100, as we saw for the Nexus 7 2.