Last month, Google had to cancel an Android Event that was supposed to be held in New York because of the Hurricane Sandy threat. There have been many speculations as to what the event may have been of, but in the end we discovered one of the major announcements scheduled then was the unveiling of a 10 inch tablet, Nexus 10. Before the cancelled event, there had been many rumors that Google was working on another tablet as a follow up to the immensely successful Nexus 7, and it turned out to be the 10 inch tablet. Google has unveiled the Nexus 10 already and it has joined the Nexus 7 as one of the most sought after tablets, selling out from Google Play in days.
Google’s 10 inch tablet comes with a 10.1 inch Super PLS TFT WQXGA screen with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, a 1.7 GHz Exynos 5250 dual core processor with a Mali T604 GPU, 2GB RAM and comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Although the specs of the tablet are not the best in the market, the Nexus 10 tablet is popular because it is a Nexus and because it has price tag of $399 for the 16 GB and $499 for the 32 GB version. High end users may however be disappointed by the dual core processor and the 2GB RAM, considering that there are tablets with smaller screens that have greater power than this.
A new rumor is that Google is prepping to unveil a new version of the tablet, this time for the high end users. During this year’s Google I/O, Google may unveil a new tablet with new quad core processor along with a new 8 core Mali Mali-T678 GPU according to Bright Side of News. If this is true, Google fanatics who want a high end tablet especially for gaming or those who couldn’t go for the first tablet because of lower power may now have an alternative.
Nexus 7 was so much success in the market not because of its high processing power and low price, but also because of the quality build quality. The Nexus 10 did not ‘Wow!’ the masses, even with its Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Google is looking to cover its bases by releasing a tablet with a Quad Core processor, and in the process ‘significantly increase the digital power’ of the tablet. We do not know how much RAM the new tablet may come with – Google may match the quad core processor and 8 core GPU with 3 GB RAM, although the 2 GB, for games in the market now, is sufficient.
For now, we just have to wait for a word from Google and if you are waiting for a high end 10 inch tablet, then you may not have to wait for too long.