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Sundar Pichai Confirms New Nexus 10 by Samsung is in the Works

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With yesterday’s announcement of a brand new Nexus 7, but no mention – not even the slightest hint – of a new 10-inch Nexus 10, some larger-tablet fans are getting concerned. But don’t go worrying too much. According to Amir Efranti, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, tweeted that Google’s Sundar Pichai has confirmed a new Nexus 10 is in the works. As head of Android and a few other things at Google, we would say it’s a safe bet that he knows what’s going on. 

From what Sundar said, the new Nexus 10 is currently being developed by Samsung, just like the last one. As for when we will see it, all he said was in, “the near future.” With words like that, could it be reasonable to assume we will see it launch in October, right alongside a new version of Android at another Google event? We will just have to wait and see.

Are you more excited for the next rendition of the Nexus 10 than the Nexus 7? If so, why exactly?

Via: @Amir_Efrati

  • Dee Kay

    Hope its more widely available unlike current nexus 10 which isn’t available in se asia, the retailers that has it would only give 3 months warranty since they had to import directly.

  • Jordan

    I’ve been waiting for this announcement for SO long. If it has front facing speakers again and at least 1080p, I’m in

  • Ian


  • hkklife

    I have a N10 and absolutely love it. It’s by far the best device on the market for movie-watching and comic/magazine-reading. I also like the fact that it has dual-charge options (POGO & MicroUSB) and has standard microHDMI out. And the rubbery coating is just awesome. But it’s a tad heavy and bulky and the processor really holds it back from being a gaming powerhouse and it’s not without the occasional random reset or Wi-Fi issue. Regardless, it’s still the best performing Android device I use on a day to day basis and I see no compelling reason to need to replace it in the next year.

    A N10 refresh with the new Exynos 5420, 3GB RAM, KLP and (ideally) a bigger battery and a 64GB storage option would be a world-beater but still probably won’t sell. Heck, the current N10 is still extremely solid but was totally ruined by being overpriced, under-spec’d and poorly distributed/marketed in addition to quite honestly too ahead of its time. Last fall I was saying that Google didn’t need a N10 and still hold to that. Instead of a $500 32GB 2560 x1600 tablet, all they really needed was a $350 1280×800 or a $400 1920×1200 10″ (the TF300 or TF700 would have been perfect foundations) to advance the Android tablet market.

    For now, Google should drop the current N10 price by $50-$75 across the board and start bundling a POGO charge cord to clear remaining stock.

  • Dylan

    I’m more excited about the Nexus 10 because the previous generation of Nexus 7’s is still quite awesome. I don’t have enough buyer’s remorse to get the updated version. But, there were a lot of things in the Nexus 10 that needed fixing, so here’s hoping they got it right this time.

  • Jorge Leal

    Hell yes!
    super excited about an N10, I was really impressed with the original’s potential to finally complete with the iPad but I think the processor was holding it back slightly.
    with the screen quality and what we’re seeing from the new N7, I think the N10 (or N11) will be a great device.
    I’ll probably order one the day it launches.

  • Joshua Bailey

    I love the updates to all of these amazing products, but I kinda wish they were on a two year cycle instead of 12 months. I want to be able to enjoy my N10 and N7 without worrying about not having the new features that come along with these device updates.

    • Justin W

      Sell them, get new ones .Wash, rinse, repeat yearly.

      • Joshua Bailey

        I’m trying, bro. It is tough to part ways with some devices some time. Sold the N7 16GB to purchase OG N7 32GB when it was released. Just sold the OG N7 32GB for $160 on Ebay to get the new N7. Don’t want to sell the N10 as I got it like 3 months ago. Lol.

        • Eric

          I got $220 for my 32gb n7 and $450 for my 32gb N10.

          • Joshua Bailey

            Ebay? How recently?

          • Eric

            Yep, few month’s ago.

          • Justin W

            I’m selling my N10 16gb for $350 on Swappa. That’s even cheaper than pretty much everyone else with a 16Gb N10, but I’m only losing $50 for about 8-9 month’s use, so I don’t think that’s a bad deal.

  • Feed Jake

    It basically needs to be a GPE Galaxy Note 10.1 with updated hardware. With a larger stylus so you can do real work on it. If tech companies want to really replace our paper with tablets, this would be the product to do it. I have a Note 2, and like it a lot. But the stylus isn’t all that practical. It feels small and writes large. But on a bigger form factor, it could do the job.

    • Chris Cannon

      Good Dog
      (Sorry, couldn’t resist) 😉

  • Droid Ronin

    I’m going to venture a guess on specs: a quad-core CPU (Snapdragon 600 or 800), full Super AMOLED HD display, bigger battery, thinner bezel, and LTE support.

  • duke69111

    I think I want a 10″ tablet more than a 7″ tablet.

    October could be an expensive month if a Nexus phone manages to make its way to Verizon.

    • Blue Sun

      Nexus phone on VZW is pretty unlikely unless the device is shipped without CDMA radios somehow.

  • Open1Your1Eyes0

    I might be alone in this but I really don’t understand people that swear by 7″ tablets. I have used many of them and I just feel they are too small to be useful as a tablet should be. In my opinion, a tablet should be a decent amount larger than your phone (ideally should replace a laptop but we haven’t gotten there just yet). If anyone has a large phone like the Galaxy S4 or HTC One a Nexus 7 will provide little to no extra use to them. A 10″ tablet on the other hand makes for a reasonable reason to own a tablet on top of your smartphone. Tablets don’t need to fit into pockets or purses, that’s what smartphones are for.

    With that said seeing as how the Nexus 10 is one of the best speced flagship tablets on the market right now I am greatly looking forward to the next revision of it. Once again, just my 2 cents on the matter.

    • I have a Galaxy Note 8.0 and a Nexus 10. They serve different purposes for me. The Note 8.0 comes out with me because it has LTE and because it’s much more portable. I also use it to play games and read books and magazines because it’s more comfortable to hold for long periods of time. Games are a big one because there are still a lot of games that operate in portrait mode only, and as I’m sure you know, a 10″ tablet is really awkward to hold in portrait mode.

      I use the Nexus 10 for watching movies and live TV, and I also can use it to do my job in a pinch. The bigger, more vibrant screen works well for those purposes.

      • hkklife

        Agreed on all counts. I just wish Google and Asus has split the N7 line and released a lower-end 7″ $150 16GB N7 successor and done a 1080P 32GB 7.7″ or 8″ more powerful successor as rumored some months back. I still say the ideal tablet formfactor is somewhere around 7.7″ (minimum) to 9″ (tops), especially when you get into 1080+ resolutions and onscreen nav buttons.

    • dancingcrab

      It’s okay that you don’t need or understand the need for smaller form factor tablets, but the demand does exist. I use my Nexus 7 everyday – it’s my book (one-handed reading in bed), it’s my attendance recorder (I’m elementary teacher), it’s my gaming device on the go (fits in small spaces easily), and it’s my portable media station. It is *not* much of a productivity device.

      A 10″ device would be more cumbersome for many of these functions within my life. It would also be more expensive, and I travel with my N7 a lot. Plus it’s exposed to many 1st Graders (greasy fingers and clumsy hands).

      And then there is the fact that when using my N7, it is easier to use than my phone, and it allows me to save the phone’s battery juice. BTW, my phone is a G-Nex, falling into a large phone as you define it (same size screen as HTC One). And I do actually love my G-Nex. Especially that it works as a free hotspot for my N7 🙂

    • LionStone

      The best solution is buy one of each! 🙂 My girl uses the N10 for her work, easier to see her whole schedule, (has an Intuit Bluetooth card swiper paired to it which, btw will NOT work for iOS devices, aw)…And I travel so the 7″ works best for me for the portability, started with a 10 but the smaller size is perfect for traveling.

  • Eric

    I’m really excited about this.Three things I want. 1. Better processor 2. Better screen calibration 3. A more solid back With the current nexus 10 it flex’s alot and makes me think it’s cracking or something. Other than that I’m good! The current Nexus 10 can’t play games worth a crap.

    • duke69111

      Quad Core Snapdragon 800 could probably fix that. 🙂

      • Eric

        I would love that but being Samsung it will probably be another exynos. 🙁

        • Tyler Durden

          the new octa they released a few days ago. Could be more powerful than the snapdragon

          • Eric

            Could be more powerful but most likely not as consistent. Exynos always seems more buggy.

  • The_16th_Doctor

    im 6’6″ so i have big hands. which is why i want the 10 than the 7. While the 10 wasnt too bad, i cant say it didnt have issues.

  • DroidRockets

    I may have to retire the Xoom to a Electronic photo book if this is true..

  • Blake Robinson

    It needs to have WACOM digitizer support otherwise it is a slap in the face to us consumers that are students and want a Nexus tablet. How does Google plan to explain to students that you can read on the tablet with the new google textbooks they plan to release, but you can’t necessarily take fine point notes on the tablet? I’ve tried taking notes on the Nexus 10 and it was an utter nightmare for my Organic Chemistry class and other science classes as a matter of fact.

    • hoosiercub88

      For those consumers, you want the Note 10.1…

      The Nexus 10 is AOSP, and since Wacom digitizers use proprietary drivers, I wouldn’t hold your breath, the N10 isn’t the tablet for you.

    • Patrick Richardson

      I took orgo last year (in pharmacy school now). And I tried using my nexus 7 for reading my text book and the screen was so small. I couldn’t imagine trying to take notes on that or the iPad I eventually bought and sold at the end of the year. I tried out nexus 10 but returned it cause it kept crashing and having random reboots.

    • michael arazan

      I downloaded a free recorder to record my lectures without writing notes, and then took pictures of the notes he wrote on the board, I didn’t need to write anything at all, granted I did it all with my phone, and transferred it nfc to tablet

  • bakdroid

    Samsung is the benevolent Android overlord…

  • Tyler Durden

    i am ready

    • Eric Palmero

      My internets, you can have them. +1

      • Tyler Durden

        love how people downvote haha, it’s pretty funny actually.

        • Rob

          Is this funny? Click…

    • hoosiercub88

      Hopefully it has like 2 or 3 Adreno 320s in SLI.

  • Tom Luley

    I personally am more excited about the Nexus 10 for a few reasons…It competes with the best selling tablets in the world (full sized 10 inch tablets, iPad’s more specifically) with it costing half as much and the fact that its a Samsung device, which each of my last 2 phones have been Sammy’s and I love them both. I will highly consider picking up the new Nexus 10.

    • Blake Robinson

      Just FYI, the iPad isn’t a full 10″ tablet, it only has a 9.7 inch screen so it can’t be even considered a “full” tablet :p

      • Robbie G

        Whoever down voted this, clearly doesn’t have a sense of humor, he was making a joke about the iPad not being a troll

    • Blake Robinson

      Just FYI, the iPad isn’t a full tablet, it only has a 9.7 inch screen so it can’t be even considered a “full” tablet since it robs us of .4 of an inch :p

      • RAZR_FANN

        Can’t even add…that’s disappointing, troll.

        And most people wouldn’t agree with your statement that the iPad isn’t a full tablet.

        • Robbie G

          Most full tablets are 10.1 inches… I question your ability to troll? and he was poking fun of the iPad but clearly you need to take a lesson of sarcasm.

          • George264

            Actually i think the iPad is actually bigger in terms of sq in. than 10.1 16:9 tablets

      • abhele

        idk where u got your logic and the stupidest thing ive heard .4 inch robbing go crowl back in a rock , and i have a nexus 10 so dont think im a apple fan

        • FAUx

          I feel a hater up in this bihh

      • Jordan

        Considering that the iPad is viewed as “the tablet” to everyone, I would consider it a full tablet.

    • carlisimo

      Doesn’t the current one cost 80% as much as the iPad?

      • Tom Luley

        Well, the new iPad with a 128gb drive is 800 bucks, 64gb being 700…Nexus 10 retails at 400 and 500, but you can get them other places rather than the Play store for ~300 very easily.

        • George264

          How is that comparing? The Nexus 10 at 400 is 16GB, 500 for 32, why even mention the 64GB and 128GB when the N10 doesn’t have those options?

          • Tom Luley

            Hey, he asked. I was just backing my somewhat over exaggeration that actually is fact, in parts. The most expensive iPad is 800 dollars vs the most expensive Nexus 10 is 500 dollars, but you can easily find it else where for ~400, aka twice the price. That is what I was getting at.

          • Clayton Ginther

            Because google is pushing cloud storage. Besides a $3 usb cord will allow you to attach a pen drive that holds 1TB.

        • Djdmac24

          So, please inform me where I can find a brand new, not refurbished or used, Nexus 10 16gb for under $300 and the 32gb for under $400? Just 2 nights ago, I was searching all over the net for sales or any cheaper prices on the Nexus 10 with no luck, other than refurbished or used ones.

  • Christian

    Bring on the new Nexus 10 and Nexus phone…and Android 5.0, too of course. I am so ready.

  • Alex Goings

    I think I’m gonna have to wait and see what the 10 is gonna have to offer. I’m still using the asus TF201 and would like to upgrade, but want to stay at the bigger screen size.

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    • Lucky Armpit

      First, a Droid Maxx. Then a Nexus 10. Yup, gonna be a great year for Lucky Armpit. New Androids all around!