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New Google Nexus 10 (2013) tablet leaks through Google Play Store

Google is on the cusp of launching a 2013 upgrade of its slightly less popular tablet, the Nexus 10, according to a recent Play Store mishap which saw the currently secret tablet published online by mistake.

Not so long ago the still unannounced Nexus 5 smartphone also appeared briefly on the Play Store – a slip-up which was eventually attributed to a confusion of emails between Google employees. Now it appears that the same thing has happened again, this time with a new version of the Nexus 10 cropping up on Google’s online store.

Although only online for a very brief moment, the high specifications of the new Nexus 10 were noted by various eagle-eyed gadget fans. From what was seen we can expect to see a new device sporting a 10-inch screen with a super-sharp 2,560 x 1,600 Full HD resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, 3GB of RAM and a pair of cameras in the form of an 8-megapixel rear snapper and a 2.1-megapixel sensor up front.

With Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 800 chip and Android 4.4 both being kinder on the battery, Google has decided to stick with the same 9,000 mAh battery size as used in the original Nexus 10. The major upgrades seem to lie in the processor, RAM and camera departments.

In terms of the design, the image pinched from the Play Store only really shows a very normal-looking black, rectangular tablet. The edges and corners are less rounded when compared to the original, so we’re still none the wiser as to whether Google has teamed up with Samsung again for the new Nexus 10 or if it has gone back to Asus.

Whoever is making the device has managed to slim it down to an impressive 7.9mm thick and just 584g in weight. The tablet is of course running Android 4.4 KitKat and is expected to make its debut at a Google event on November 1st, alongside the Nexus 5.

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