Rumors of a 10 inch tablet from Google have been doing the rounds for a long time now. Many of these rumors have emerged as wishful thinking by Android fans who expect an iPad killer. But ever since last month’s Google I/O developer conference, where Google unveiled the Asus built Nexus 7 Jelly Bean tablet, fresh rumors of a 10 inch Google Nexus tablet have started emerging.
First was the report, which came only a couple of days back, by the Taiwanese tech website Digitimes, with it’s usual, industry source based information. That report had stated that Google was indeed en route to building a 10 inch tablet, a Nexus 10. It backed up the claim by stating that Google’s suppliers were providing 10 inch display panels to it’s OEM.
Nothing more about the supposed 10 inch Google tablet was reported.
Come today and a new report from MyDrivers, a Chinese website, is making the same claim, about the existence of a Google Nexus 10 and it has even stated some facts about this 10 inch tablet.
The Nexus 10, if it exists is expected to be run by a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, the same as the Nexus 7 and will come in two models which will be, unlike the Nexus 7, a 16 GB and a 32 GB. Note that Nexus 7 comes at an 8 GB and a 16 GB model. No further information regarding whether it will sport a microSD expansion slot or not.
Moving ahead, the Nexus 10 is expected to kick up a storm in the tablet world with it’s pricing. The report states that the Nexus 10 will actually be priced at an astonishingly low amount of $299 for the 16 GB model. Come to think of again, if the report actually turns out to be true, we could actually be getting a 10 inch tablet for just $50 dollars more than a similarly speced 7 inch tablet. (Nexus 7 16 GB costs $249)
Lets just keep our expectations down for the moment as this is after all just a rumor, which has every possibility of turning out to be..well, just a rumor. But if it does turn out to be true, it could effectively end iPad reign.