Images reveal the new £299 LG-made Google Nexus 10
Sometimes we feel sorry for the Google Nexus 10. It’s smaller brother, the Nexus 7, has become something of a superstar gadget with rave reviews and a huge following. The success of the Nexus 7 warranted an impressive Full HD upgrade earlier this year, though now it looks as though Google will bring in a second Nexus 10 as wellt.
Whispers of a second-generation Nexus 10 tablet became louder around a month ago when an image of the device itself accidentally (or maybe on purpose) appeared briefly on the Google Play Store. It was quickly taken down, of course, but not before we learned that it would feature a 10.1-inch 2,560 x 1,600 HD display, 3GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
Two images have leaked over the weekend that further confirm Google’s plans to launch a new 10-inch tablet and also provide fresh details. The first shows the tablet itself with the tag LG-V510, which hints at Google switching allegiance from Samsung to LG for the second version of its Nexus 10. That hint is categorically compounded by the large LG logo on the same image, and the ‘internal use only’ stamp suggests the image has been leaked from somewhere inside LG.
A second image that popped up on Reddit over the weekend depicts the tablet in a Telefonica O2 advert. According to the ad, Google will price the new Nexus 10 at £299 – £20 under the current Samsung-made Nexus 10’s price tag of £319. Google currently offers both 16GB and 32GB versions with Wi-Fi connectivity, so we’re expecting the same case with the new LG-made version.
So when can we actually expect Google to launch this new tablet? Well, the Reddit post which leaked the original image suggested a November 22nd launch date with black and white variants and a 4G model. The original poster claimed to have access to Telefonica’s internal database and was adamant that the image is legit, so we have a feeling there’s definitely some authenticity to the information provided.
Stay tuned for more on this one!