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Report: Supposed LG-Made Nexus 10 Spotted in Renders, Launch Scheduled for November 22?

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Over the weekend, every single person concerned about an upcoming Nexus 10 tablet was thrown a heavy curveball. Since rumors began of a new Nexus 10, there has been little confirmation as to which OEM would produce the next rendition, with leaks coming from both ASUS and Samsung in a battle for production. Interestingly enough, new material has popped up by way of Reddit, which actually points to LG being the manufacturer.

To clarify the timeline, we go back to July, when Google’s own Sundar Pichai supposedly confirmed that a new Samsung-produced Nexus 10 was in the works for launch later this year. Skip to August, when a leaked screenshot of an inventory manifest outed that ASUS would in fact create a Nexus 10 tablet, which made sense given their history with making the Nexus 7 tablets for Google the past two years.

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Now it’s mid-November, and we still don’t have a clue as to what is actually going on. On Reddit, a supposedly disgruntled Telefonica employee has leaked an internal image with Telefonica “watermarks,” displaying an LG tablet running Kit Kat, labeled as being the Nexus 10. There is even a price associated with the image, which is £299. In addition, the leaker states that the device will be announced on Friday, November 22. To add to its own validity, a separate image was posted by another user, this one featuring an obnoxiously large LG watermark, which shows the same tablet running Kit Kat, but from a different angle.

The larger photo featuring the watermark also has a model number attached, being V510. If that model sounds familiar, it absolutely should. The V510 recently passed through Bluetooth certification from LG, but was speculated to be a Nexus 8 device, as Google themselves posted a press image of a woman using what looked to be an oversized Nexus 7 device. As Internet assumptions usually go, the pictured device was too big to be a Nexus 7 and too small to be a Nexus 10, so alas, it must be a Nexus 8. Seems like legit logic.

To sum it up, there is still no confirmation on either Samsung, LG, or ASUS creating a Nexus 10. If you ask us, these new LG images scream “fake,” but we just can never tell for sure until the device is announce by Google. If a Nexus 10 device is set for launch on November 22, then we give huge props to Google and the maker at not allowing additional information to leak through the cracks. This has been quite the ride.

We have asked before, but let’s ask again – do we really care who makes the next Nexus 10?

Via: Reddit [2]

Cheers everyone who sent this in!

  • Rich Robinson

    Still waiting….

  • Chippah

    Butthurt, just picked up a Galaxy Note 10.1 2013 edition. However,
    If you have the means. I highly suggest you pick one up..

    But! – If this is an LG made Nexus 10 with front facers then im dumping the kids old ipad 2 for this. Hells ya

  • Keith Taylor

    Let BB build it..

  • DimitriTech

    I guess its time to sell my nexus 7 I just got this weekend lol

  • Mikey Styles

    Not Buyin’ this is true quite yet…..

  • keeley991

    I’m ok with LG making it but I will miss the front facing speakers, and pogo pins (for charging)

  • Akashshr

    Yup, Insider news LG is making an 8inch nexus tablet!
    Please await launch date!

  • Mike Hilal

    Here we go……

  • droidrazredge

    I guess this means that ASUS won’t be making the Nexus 10 after all and it will be LG, I wonder if this is an indication to the early rumors in August that LG will also be making the next Nexus 7. What are you guys’ thoughts on ASUS versus LG quality ? which manufacturer would you prefer ?

  • dustin

    I don’t really care who makes one… But please release one… I’m am really wanting a larger device

  • joejoe5709

    I love my N7 but LG would probably be a much better choice (than Asus) for Google’s most expensive device.

  • Simon Belmont

    Hmm. Maybe Google will drop the GEL home app into the Google Play Store the same day the Nexus 10 is launched.

    The images show the GEL on the Nexus 10. It would make sense.

  • Brenden Keene

    Samsung 10″ / Moto 8″ FTW

  • jmsbwmn

    How cool would it be if these leaks were legit, but slightly misinformed, and we were getting both a new Samsung N10 and an LG N8. :)

  • BlackTaxi2d

    im intrigued by this picture (if real) has the GEL on it. hopefully google releases that to the play store soon. i’m running the apk on my nexus 7 and there are some weird things on it like the wallpaper picker, the landscape view, and the long press menu

  • jimt

    10 is too much, 7 is just right.

    • poop

      Definitely depends on the person. Some may want one, some may want the other, some may want in-between; and some may want 10″, 7″, and whatever else there is to offer!

    • joejoe5709

      I wouldn’t mind an 8″ if it meant being the same overall size of the N7. I love the one handed palmability but the small tablet segment seems to be gravitating to 8″.

  • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

    God, how the Moto X makes me hate bezel!!

    • GutterIsATool

      Yeah, but you need a bezel on a 10″ tablet. A phone you can wrap your hand around. Generally, a tablet, you have to put your thumb on the front to hold it. I use my tablet for reading comics a lot, so having my thumb on screen, would cause all sorts of problems with page changing.

      • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

        True true. Still ugly to see though :P

  • M3D1T8R

    Just got a new 32GB Nexus 7 over the weekend at Staples with the $50 discount coupon, only $219. Heckuva deal. Been using my 2012 N7 constantly for 16 months now, I’ve grown attached to this size device, very portable, very functional. Played with a N10 and while nice, it is just a too big for my preferences. Now if they release a Nexus 8 next week I might regret this N7 purchase slightly.. Not looking likely now.

    But for those who want a larger tablet, a new N10 made by LG sounds great!

  • Daistaar

    I’ll believe it when it has evLeaks plastered on it.

    • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

      Yeah, I’m still exhausted from all of the Nexus 5 build-up. I’m the guy in the party hat moping in the corner.

    • Lucky Armpit

      I’ve had plenty of Asus devices in the past, and would be happy if they made it. Never had an LG device before, so I guess I’m neutral on the them. As long as Samsung doesn’t make it. Every Sammy device I’ve had (except for my TV), has been a POS and been returned. I’m just waiting for the official announcement and I’m clicking Buy Now.

  • Alex Goings

    I would like to see ASUS make it, but I think if there is a new nexus 10 I will be upgrading from my ASUS TF201.

  • Jordan

    I’ve been waiting for this for the longest. I’ve ben considering the new Note 10.1 from Samsung, but its just too expensive at the moment. I’m hoping LG or Samsung produce it as I had a horrible experience with Asus’ Infinity TF700.

  • Nate595

    Maybe there’s going to be a whole line of Nexus tablets, all from different manufacturers.

  • GutterIsATool

    I call shenanigans. Google’s last two Nexuses have been a couple of the leakiest product launches in history. I doubt they suddenly shored up all their holes.

  • br_hermon

    I’m ready for another shock, how about an Asus N10, LG N10 AND a Samsung N10!?

    (Likelihood? 0.1%)

    • jmsbwmn

      0.001%

      • Michael Pahl

        • highfructosecorn

          Moto N10!

          • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

            Moto has already made a 10″ Nexus tablet.

    • Mikey Styles

      Just Sayin’ Lol

  • d790

    Yes This Absolutely matters! My Moto Xoom is slowly dying. :(

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    If this is real, I just want there to be an LTE model this time around. I keep my Motorola Xoom because it’s still the only Nexus 10″ tablet you can buy that has LTE built in.

    • Ian Smith

      your commitment to Moto Xoom in every thread always astounds me. keep it up.

    • Derail Doax

      I know my reaction is an old and tired one. But I just make a hot spot out of my AT&T phone or my T Mobile phone whenever I want to put my tablet online. I get tethering included and I don’t have to pay for another device riding on my data bucket or a solo tablet data plan… That also opens the possibility to buy any tablet I want. Sorry to be a squeaky wheel.

      And before anyone says, “But you pay for two phones why not pay for a tablet plan?” I don’t, one is a work issued phone so I get free unlimited no throttle tethering through T Mobile.

    • highfructosecorn

      I might be alone on this but I hated the Nexus 10 design. Specs were fine, it just felt like a waste of real estate with that huge bezel.

  • Manthas

    Hopefully not ASUS; either LG or Sammy would be fine with me.

    • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

      I would much perfer ASUS over LG and Samsung. ASUS actually cares about the small 1% of the community that loves Android to its core.

      • Manthas

        That is the opposite of my experience with ASUS; their attitude is very customer last from all of my interactions with them and their products.

        • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

          How exactly? If there was an issue, I saw it publically admitted and fixed with replacements/extenders. See Transformer Prime GPS issues. ASUS loves to unlock the bootloader on their tablets, and heck you should see their support for their motherboards, graphic cards, and routers. They have representatives that soar around forums like XDA only for their respected category.

          Do you see Samsung and LG floating around the small 1% of the community of Android lovers? ASUS has fantastic ideas and innovations that set them out from the rest. The whole Transformer line clearly inspired Samsung and the PadFone (though it is a weird name) is a genius idea. I’m told ASUS wants to bring the PadFone to the US but guess who isn’t a big fan of the idea? ;)

          I can’t say anything about LG, but let’s just say ASUS is in running for more than just the Nexus 7. :)

          • Manthas

            Sorry, in case it wasn’t clear from my other comments, this has everything to do with my personal experiences with ASUS and their so-called customer service. I’ve owned a number of their products in the past (not Android tablets, other computer peripherals and components), and the amount of effort that they exuded to prove to me just how much they devalue their customers cannot be undone by a handful of thoughtful people jumping around XDA and acting like actual human beings.

            In reply to your comment, “…see their support for their motherboards…”, one specific incident that I am recalling is for a motherboard. I can barely even think about it without getting the urge to fly to Texas with a nuke for their CS center there, that is how horrific the experience was. There came a point where I had the direct number for the general manager of the entire center there on speed dial, and he recognized my number when I called. No, their CS is by far the absolute worst abomination I have ever experienced by any company in any industry ever. This isn’t an exaggeration, just plain unfiltered truth.

            If you ever actually have to deal with their customer service people, either via email or telephone, on a defective device, and come away with a positive experience, then let me know. My limited experience with Samsung, so far, has been overall positive as far as their customer service and products are concerned. I’ve only ever owned a single LG device, and did not have to deal with their CS people on it, so there I’m flying a little blind, but then I know what I experienced with ASUS, and refuse to go through it again.

          • http://teslacentral.com/ Tim

            Firstly, I apologize for the experience you had. I already submitted your comment to the appropriate team. There isn’t much I can personally do, but do know your comment was just heard.

          • Jason Brown

            don’t forget that samsung “soared” around forums posting great reviews for the s4 and trashed their competitors.

    • MistaButters

      Why not? The fumbled a bit with the 2012 Nexus 7, but really made a solid product with the 2013 Nexus 7.

      • Manthas

        Honestly, it has nothing to do with the Nexus 7 devices; I refused to buy either of them because of the manufacturer. I’ve dealt with ASUS a lot in the past, and they have gone through considerable effort to prove that they really hate their customers. I will not buy another product that has their name on it, or that I know they manufactured.

        • Brian

          I agree. Asus refuses to repair the defective motherboard in my Transformer Prime without me paying for a whole new tablet. The customer service people admit the motherboard failed after 2 years, but that’s somehow normal in their mind, not a defect.

          I need a new tablet now. I hope the new Nexus 10 really is from LG.

  • Steve B

    So that makes it what? $499 in the states?

    • CHRIS42060

      According to Google Now – $481.69

    • steve0617

      $481.68 at today’s exchange rate, so yea, $499 USD sounds about right.

  • sagisarius

    That picture looks really fake, I agree on that one. As for who makes it, don’t really care. I think what the nexus 10 needs more than anything is smaller bezels… that thing was crazy.

  • William George

    I don’t care who makes it, as I will buy it upon release regardless. I want a big Android tablet and now that I’ve had a Nexus 4 for almost a year I’m spoiled by the Nexus line. These renders might be fake, but the LG V510 is almost certainly a Nexus tablet. It would make sense for it to be announced on November 21st as that is when the Google Play Store tablet UI is being revealed.

  • Adam Truelove

    Good, Samsung should have their wings clipped at every opportunity.

  • Ryan Powell

    Give me a Moto Maker 8″ tablet with front facing speakers instead.

    • William George

      I would buy this in a heartbeat.

    • EC8CH

      What if it’s only dual core :-P

      • AbbyZFresh

        Plenty of optimization should do the trick. Just look at the impressive job they did with the X. I have had absolutely NO lag on my Moto X. Even when i’m playing high-end games.

        And for the record, the IPad Air only has 1GB of RAM and dual core.

        • mrjayviper

          ipad is not running android though. and the cpu is not low-end as well

          • MistaButters

            Are you calling the Moto X CPU “low end”?

          • mrjayviper

            well I am saying the CPU of the iPad seems to be near or at the top of rankings along the same lines as S800 and Tegra4. not sure about the Moto X as I was never interested at the phone since it’s not available outside of North America.

          • Michael Pahl

            the iPad Air’s CPU is significantly weaker than an S800

          • Jim

            If anything, the A7 tends to beat the S800 in most CPU benchmarks I’ve seen. Not to mention that the iPad’s processor is clocked higher than the one in the iPhone so the numbers would be even higher.

            http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/5

            The GPU is another story… maybe that’s what you meant?

            http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/7

            I never understood the assumption that Apple’s SOCs weren’t among the best, if not the best, on the market at any given time.

          • Elliot Kotis

            That would be called benchmark cheating.

          • Michael Pahl

            So your suggesting every device above Apples cheats in benchmarks?

          • Elliot Kotis

            No. I am suggesting Apple is benchmark cheating.

          • Ej McCarty

            I’ll just suggest that apple is cheating in general

          • Jim

            Got anything to back up that allegation? None of the reports on the benchmark boosting I’ve seen implicate Apple (in fact, by most accounts I’ve seen Motorola and Apple are the only OEMs to NOT have some sort of benchmark boosting in place: for example, http://www.anandtech.com/show/7384/ http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/10/galaxy-note-3s-benchmarking-adjustments-inflate-scores-by-up-to-20/).

            Even if you’re right, so what? That just means Apple’s “boosted” benchmarks are on par with or beating Samsung and LG’s CONFIRMED boosted benchmarks.

            I’ve got no dog in the fight here (I’m a long time Nexus user, just got an N5), but I don’t see the benefits of trashing Apple’s silicon just for the hell of it, by most accounts their chips have been pretty impressive and at worst on par with the equivalent Exynos/Snapdragon at the time of launch.

          • Michael Pahl
          • Jim

            This doesn’t really refute my point, which was that the A7 CPU performance was on par with or better than the S800, but the S800’s (Adreno 330) GPU was better than the A7 — isn’t Futuremark’s list just the 3DMark benchmark? Your link is just a confirmation of that. GPU isn’t the end-all be-all of performance.

            Regardless, my point is that it’s unfair to say the A7 is “significantly weaker” than the S800. At worst they are very comparable performance-wise. Bear in mind that we’re comparing a quad-core 2.3gHz processor with a dual-core 1.3gHz processor, and the results are both in the same ballpark performance wise across multiple benchmarks, not just 3DMark.

          • Michael Pahl

            the moto x outscores the GS4 in 3DMark

    • M3D1T8R

      Now that would make me regret my new Nexus 7 purchase.

      • AbbyZFresh

        That would only be if Motorola updates as quick as a Nexus tablet that is.

        • poop

          It might not be quite as quickly, but look at the Moto X. It’s to receive Kit Kat just 3 weeks after it came out. That may not be as quick as a Nexus, but surely you can make do with that speed.

      • Monica Oda

        Yeah, because there is Nexus 10 already. Hmmm, I suggest to auction your newly purchase Nexus 7 for you to buy the Nexus 10.

        • M3D1T8R

          The nexus 10 is nice, but too big for my needs.

    • Mr E

      I would say 10″+, but still +1’d

    • EC8CH

      Is moto scheduled to make any tablet announcements before the end of the year?

      • BlackMaGiC1o0

        probably not

    • NexusMan

      Give me a Moto Maker Moto X with wood….and I’d buy THAT in a heartbeat.

  • tha_dtrain

    I hope it can be released soon! I have been waiting for this!

  • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

    I’ll buy a new Nexus 10, despite my current model sitting in a drawer…. which it never leaves.

    • Eric

      The problem with the current nexus 10 is the CPU and GPU suck. It lags no matter what I try to do. I feel like they used those components to keep the price down and that screen was bringing the price way up.

  • DJ SPY

    I just bought a 32 gig Nexus 10 from Amazon for $400. I have the worst timing if this is true. By the way, do you guys have a review of the Nexus 10?

    • Eric

      Why would you buy a nexus 10 now? It’s a year old…You NEVER buy last years model.

      • DJ SPY

        True, but the 32gig Nexus 10 started at $500+ tax. all Nexus devices went up this year so I figured if that’s the trend then I’m going to end up paying about $600 for the new one. The Nexus 10 is still a pretty solid device with an amazing display. I mainly want it to watch Netflix and moves on it. I can always return it if in the next couple of days more info surfaces and the price is not at the $600 level.

      • Derail Doax

        To that I would say “No. You never buy last year’s model NEW.” Turn to Craigslist and buy it for hundreds of dollars off the price. Phones and tablets have a good life span to them and as long as you’re careful and don’t make a purchase in a hurry you’ll turn out just fine buying used.

        There’s a 16 GB Nexus 10 with accessories and case for $275 on Craigslist here. No tax or shipping on that.

    • nate

      You should’ve probably researched a bit more before buying lol

    • Danny Holyoake

      This is why you perform a modicum of research before blowing away $400 on something.

      Nexus 10 is a year old. Devices are typically refreshed yearly.

  • J Davis

    Horrible picture btw.. November 22? As much as I would like for that to be true it ain’t happening.

  • Eric

    Probably fake but after using the nexus 4 last year and getting a G2 ths year I would LOVE a LG nexus 10.

  • Jeff Helget

    I do say, that looks quite fake indeed.