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Is This the User Manual for the Samsung Nexus 10?

While the LG Nexus 4 hasn’t been much of a secret for weeks now, the rumored Samsung Nexus 10 tablet has been kept well under wraps. The only hints of its existence have come from sites like Picasa or through unconfirmed rumors floating about the tech industry. So when we were pointed to these photos, of what appear to be of the user manual for the Nexus 10, our attention was grabbed. 

If real, this user manual depicts a tablet similar in looks to the Galaxy Tab and Note 10.1 from Samsung. You can see a “Nexus” logo plastered in the middle, a rear camera with flash, dual speakers, LED light, and variety of ports in all the right places. What this doesn’t give us, is whether or not this tablet truly does sport the ultra-high resolution display (2560×1600) that has been rumored.

There have been mentions of a potential unveiling next week in NYC at Google’s Android event. We aren’t sure we fully believe that that will happen, but we sure wouldn’t complain if it did.

Any thoughts? Predictions?

Via:  Seeko | The Verge

Cheers Sean and E!

  • All I can say is that the person at Samsung who thought putting the speaker on the front! was a genius.

  • SecurityNick

    If it’s built right, I’d definitely get a Nexus 10. I’m ready to upgrade my Xoom WiFi, but need something in the same size, and I don’t want to settle for anything other than Google Experience.

    • wm snyder

      Same here too been watching for xoom wifi upgrade with Google Experience

  • Jay96815

    look at the format – it’s not a flyer or a folder or a small paper handbook .. it’s a small BOOK .. look at the binder markings on the left side – just like a hardbound book. I’ve never seen a hardbound book for any electronics users manual ..

  • joejoe5709

    The Nexus family is growing! Love it!

  • If this thing has the same build quality of the nexus 7, im staying away.

  • Curiosity piqued. I can’t wait until Monday to see what’s in the playground.

  • igotgame

    Guys, if this is true..I noticed something.

    Look at the top of the pages on the left and right…you can see the blue text from the previous page and the next page. The previous page says “What’s inside the box”, but the next page is what’s important…it looks like it says “Charge the battery” and if you look down the page some there is an image in the background of a micro USB being plugged into the side of the tablet. Right where it says “Charging Port” on the front of the page, you can see the micro USB plug on the next page going into the side since you can see through the page.

    That makes It appear that you can charge it via Micro USB….thoughts?

    • arthur2142

      Why wouldn’t you be able to charge with Micro USB? Isn’t that the standard?

      • igotgame

        Where it states a “charging port” in the manual and people in the comments here were saying that Micro USB may not be powerful enough to charge it (although it works fine on my touchpad so I don’t know where that info comes from). Just pointing out something in the comments section that people may have missed.

      • Justin Swanson

        On most 10″ tablets OEMs have a proprietary charger. Some of them have hacks to charge with microUSB but not all.

    • Prox

      I think your on to something here. The page on the left clearly indicates the charger is on the bottom. However the see through of the page, which states up top “Charge the battery” shows the micro-usb cable going into the side. Maybe both charge the device?

    • Kie

      Obviously you could use either port to charge. The standard Micro USB which will charge at a slow rate but since the cables are everywhere at least your tablet is charging, or the propritary port which will charge much faster but you may not always have the cable on hand.

    • Buckoman

      Probably a dock?

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  • vega25

    If this came with the S-Pen and all its advantages, I would buy it in a flash. Seriously, I would line up and all that as well, despite Samsung’s ads deriding such people. I need the S-Pen for writing and taking notes. But reviewers hate the Galaxy Note 10.1. Not sure what to do.

    • I wouldn’t imagine that a Nexus device would have the S-Pen, since that is a feature to Samsung’s own interface. It would be cool, though.

      • vega25

        Yes you’re right of course. I wonder what the idea from Samsung is here. Have 3 lines of tablets in the 10-inch space? Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note and now Nexus? Or maybe the Nexus is a one-off, and who knows who’ll make the next Nexus version of the 10-inch tab. But why wouldn’t they just merge Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Note 10.1 into one line?

        • Justin Swanson

          Most likely the Nexus 10 will be from Google much like the Nexus 7 was. You’ll probably see it advertised as:

          “The first 10in Tablet available from Google Play”, “The first 10in Nexus Tablet”, etc.

      • wm snyder

        Your right it would have the neXus pin aka X pin

  • vega25

    No micro-SD card slot!?!?! Oh god, don’t tell me Google is going the Apple way here. A key reason I prefer Android over iOS devices is that most of them come with expandable memory options. The absence of expandable memory will mean we’ll be forced to pick between the 16/32/64 GB versions.

    • monkey082506

      Google doesn’t believe in microSD, a Nexus device won’t have on.

      • Emilio Fahr

        Why not? I never understood this.

        • monkey082506

          Google wants everything to be used on the “Playground” such as Google Drive, and the Playstore. Not putting the microSD slot on their devices enforces this.

          • I’m sure that’s part of it but not the reason a Google/Android dev gave previously. Google doesn’t do MicroSD because it leads to having to partition off app and media storage as it previously did which no one liked.

          • JB

            I don’t know why Google doesn’t develop a way for Android devices to use internal memory/SD card as a sort of hybrid drive, moving OS and frequently used files to internal and leaving game data and media to external as needed. It would complicate hotswapping SD cards but most people don’t do that anyways (and could be fixed by having an unmount/mount procedure that temporarily uploaded the files from your SD to google drive and then reinstall them on your new SD card). It would also really allow Android to simplify things by having a base model and then allowing people to install whatever SD card they prefer. It would really improve the Android experience without making it as locked down as Apple .

          • Justin Swanson

            I use a USB OTG for my Nexus devices. it works great and I can carry 32/64GB in my pocket/bag when I think I’ll be needing it. Honestly, as long as I manage my large games, (and my Nandroid backups) I don’t have a problem with 16GB on the phone.

          • That doesn’t really sound like a solution that is accessible to the average consumer.

        • wm snyder

          They want you to use their products like Google drive, Google play, and Pacasa cloud base programs

  • nightscout13

    I like the Notification LED

  • andrew borrelli

    I’m sad if this is true. No SD card slot is very dissapointing. I use this all the time on my transformer prime. I’m okay with no sdcard slot on phone… but tablet there is no excuse…

    • I’m actually the opposite. My phone is full, but barely anything saved on the tablet.

    • r0lct

      it’ll have a proprietary dongle like the Tab 10.1 I would bet, not ideal to say the least

      • b_to_the_randon

        It’ll also have a USB port…………..

    • andrew borrelli

      I use my tablet a lot for travel (airplane) So I have tons of movies loaded on it. My galaxy nexus phone I barely use the storage on the phone. At home I pretty much have all my media on my tablet because its so easy to send the data directly to my TV via DLNA.

  • Jason Pillow

    Nope. I think it’s fake. Along with the other reasons, the Nexus 7 didn’t come with a manual out of the box. It came as a digital copy through Google Play Books.

    • Butters619

      Are you a Gizmodo reader as well? Lol.

    • Justin Swanson

      I got a little booklet with mine.

  • Bionicman

    holy bezel! still looks cool though 🙂

  • I want this but with the S-pen too!

    • FortuneTeller

      Ask and you shall receive.

  • Aardvark99

    The next page appears to talk about charging the device. You can read some of the text through the page but not enough to see if USB charging is supported. Turn the page dammit!

  • Hauthisis

    I think this is quite real. The fact that there is a proprietary charging ports the the fact that USB will never charge that thing in a timely matter, or even having it plugged in while using that screen would discharge while charging.

    • gorkon

      They are pogo pins….at least that’s my theory.

  • EC8CH

    Very Nexusy shaped, front facing speakers for better audio… Thumbs up!

  • gerd

    i hope not, i don’t see an sd card slot….

  • Josh Flowers

    immediately following this leak, all Google/Samsung employees are questioned and have their cuticles involved in a ‘line-up’ to identify the culprit.

    • I seriously don’t understand dudes that grow (and proudly sport) long fingernails.

      • Jess B.

        Or it’s a girl. That would narrow it down.

        • True, and that would be cool with me. However, I’ve found that 9 times out of 10, it’s a dude in these tech leak pictures with fingernails longer than spades.

        • AranelAlasse

          Samsung could flip the photo over and look at his/her fingerprints.

    • joejoe5709

      Maybe they could “finger” the culprit or even better catch them “red handed”. 😉

      • Josh Flowers

        what color are their hands now?
        (Great Muppet Caper)

  • Andrew Remmers

    I’m going to wait till Monday to make a final decision about this.Right now it doesn’t look that appealing build wise, However it is just a wireframe.

  • garbagedick

    proprietary charger? micro usb and hdmi slots? i dont think this is real at all

    • Tommy Thompson

      Good catch, why would it have a micro USB and a charging port?!

      • The Xoom does. You can’t charge it via micro USB. It has its own proprietary charging port.

      • if nothing else, OTG. You can hook up USB devices.

      • r0lct

        It can’t charge fast enough on a micro usb, but they want to keep the utility of micro-usb. Doesn’t seem far-fetched.

    • ceejw

      Apparently micro usb can’t carry enough power to effectively charge a large tablet. The Nexus 7 and Touchpad are the only tablets I know of that use it. Everyone uses their own proprietary connectors.

      • hkklife

        Totally not true. A 2A USB charger is sufficient for charging.
        Nook Color, ALL Kindle Fires (even the big new one), ALL Archos models since the G8, ALL of HTC’s short-lived tablets (Flyer, View, Jetstream), ALL Moto Xyboard/Xoom2/Xoom FE models, the Pantech Element, the BB Playbook, Acer’s Iconia A510/710/110, Lenovo’s A1/A2109, S2110…the list of tablets that charge over microUSB is quite extensive by now.

        • ceejw

          It appears you’re right that a lot of newer Android tablets are using usb. So the question is why are the two companies selling the most Android tablets, Samsung and Asus (excluding the Nexus) still using their own proprietary solutions?

          • crazysamz

            to sell accessories and docks/keyboards etc.
            I have a TF700, I don’t mind as long as I have a microSD card slot. One or the two are necessary, so that I can easily access files for my tablet with one of two very common tools: a MicroUSB cable or a MicroSD card reader. Since I almost always have at least one of these, I am usually ok.
            As a last resort there’s always Samba filesharing, but that needs root ;(

  • Captain_Doug

    I really don’t like samsung. If you’re going to partner with someone for the hardware, why not partner with someone who makes great hardware?

    • um, that’s what they did 😉

      • Captain_Doug

        Samsung? Good hardware? You and I have very different opinions of build quality. Plastic is not a good material. How about HTC? The One X was built using premium stuff. Or maybe Motorola? They use metal. How can you say Samsung has good build quality?

  • TheWenger

    I would sell my Nexus 7 and spend a little extra to get that. I like the 7″ size, but a super high-res screen from Samsung with other high-end specs on a 10″ screen, for a (hopefully) cheap price would be amazing.

    • NexusMan

      I’d like to have both…the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10.

  • Spider210

    very nice…

  • calicrs

    I’d check with the guy who did the fake Sony Nexus X 3-d model

    • michael arazan

      tghey showed his step by step trickery for it at androidcentral, it was funny how much time he wasted trying to do it.

  • NexusMan

    Oh how I long for the days where there was an element of surprise! 🙁

    • Justin W

      It’s Google, there will be surprises.

  • It says Nexus 10 Quick Start Guide, so I doubt it the User’s Manual

  • no micro usb port? CMONNNNN, samsung specific cable?

    • thats what i was thinking. no way they would use that. Asus uses a proprietary charger for all thier tablets and the N7 used micro USB. this is either fake, or Google let sammy slide for some reason…..or this is just wrong. I dunno

      Edit: there is a micro USB port on the left side (if looking from the front) maybe they are working on a docking station or something…just throwing things out there.

      • hkklife

        Assuming this is real (big stretch, I know), then it is probably a sync-only microUSB port. I am no electrical engineer but how hard can it be to design a tablet with a proprietary fast charge/dock port but also have the microUSB port available for trickle charging in a pinch? That would seem to be the best of both worlds. I can think of soooo many Android tablets (Xoom, Thrive, Iconia, Sony) that would have been 100x more useful if they could be charged via their microUSB port in addition to their proprietary ports.

    • Tommy Thompson

      There’s a micro USB on the side.

  • Danny TwoTones

    Google won’t use Samsung’s crappy charging port on a Nexus device, plain and simple.

    • I didn’t see that at first, if this thing does not use micro-USB keep it away from me

      • Hey that rhymes!

      • hkklife

        If a lousy little company like Archos can engineer a 10″ tablet that charges rapidly via microUSB then there is no explanation but sheer greed that this one cannot do the same. Heck, HTC’s Jetstream charged over microUSB well over a year ago. This is either a faked manual or a huge misfire on the part of Samsung and Google.

        • Yes, because those tablets had this high a resolution. I’m sorry but if you’re trying to charge this thing through USB and have the screen on it’s not gonna charge.

          • hkklife

            I am fine with it charging via microUSB only whe the screen is off. My Nexus 7 will charge over a “generic” microUSB charger, jus not while it’s powered on. But if I go on a trip and want to pack super-light, I want to be ale to bring a 2-port USB AC charger to charge my headset, phone and tablet and not have to worry about packing anything else.

          • Does it say anywhere you can’t do exactly what you described? Could it be they included a charging port so people can actually charge their device rapidly?

      • Aardvark99

        There’s one right there on the diagram.

        • atari37

          You are asking too much. Why read the 3 short paragraphs and look at two clear images, if you can type your negative paragraph within 2 minutes? People just want something negative to say so…

    • unless they’re pogo pins