The Nexus 10 2 release date could be CES 2014 since 2013 is almost over as is the holiday shopping season. At this point January or February are the earliest possible dates for the Nexus 10 2 refresh to appear. CES 2014 taking place in Las Vegas is a major consumer electronics conference so it's possible we could see the Nexus 10 2 launched during it. The Mobile World Conference in Barcelona takes place in February but it's more likely we will see the Nexus 10 2 appear during CES 2014 since the Mobile World Conference is more oriented toward smartphones than tablet releases. We already know that Samsung is planning to launch a wide range of tablets during CES 2013 so it's possible we might see Google quietly put up the Nexus 10 2 refresh on the Google Play Store.
The Nexus 10 2 release date has been continuously rumored and then pushed back. Sundar Pichai had told Amir Efrati that the Nexus 10 2 refresh would come shortly after the Nexus 7 (2013), "Expect to see new 10-inch Nexus 10 Android tablet (made by @Samsung) in the near future, Google's @sundarpichai tells me." This was back in July 24, 2013. It is now almost 2014 with no sign of the Nexus 10 2. Since then there was a series of hoaxes, leaked press renders and tweets by @evleaks all of which seemed to suggest that the Nexus 10 2 release date was just around the corner. As Black Friday and Cyber Monday drew closer those became the next rumored Nexus 10 2 release dates, then followed by the Christmas holiday shopping season. With Christmas over and the New Year almost upon us the Nexus 10 2 is not coming in 2013, that much is clear.
UPDATE: After a more extensive research, we believe that these are likely fake. This is not simply because the icons on the Nexus 10 2013 were obviously added later -- this could have been done for illustrative purposes anyway. It's because, after delving deep into our tips database, we concluded that this particular tipster has a track record of sending content of dubious authenticity.
With the Nexus 10 2 release date most likely in 2014 it seems Google is intent on getting as much life out of the aging 10-inch tablet as it can. Compared to rival 10-inch tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition and the iPad Air, the Nexus 10 2 is showing its age. It's possible that Google has chosen to make the Nexus 10 2 a bigger specs upgrade compared to these devices. Our theory is that Google was originally planning to release the Nexus 10 2 refresh in 2013, but after seeing the iPad Air, they may have gone back to revise the specs and design. That could account for the promise of the Nexus 10 2 back in July by Sundar Pichai and then it not showing up. Sundar Pichai's last announcement for a new release was for the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKitKat.
Boo! Just in time for Halloween, we're serving up two new treats for Android fans: KitKat (Android 4.4) and Nexus 5. http://t.co/d0myQBGOBN
— sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) October 31, 2013
With the Nexus 10 2 release date still up in the air it's hard to really account for what possible specs it might have. We've seen that some leaks have reported a 10.1-inch a 10.1-inch Super PLS 2560x1600 299ppi Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Display. A 2.3GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with an Adreno 330 GPU with 32GB of storage and 2 or 3GB of RAM. The Nexus 10 2 specs also included a 8-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front camera, thinner bezels and a 9,500mAh battery running the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. Of course these leaked specs that allegedly came from the Google Play Store turned out to be a hoax leaving us none the wiser as to what the Nexus 10 2 specs might look like. There is some confusion regarding if the Nexus 10 2 is a Samsung device or not, with some suggesting that a 10.5-inch tablet with an AMOLED screen is the new Nexus 10 2. On the other hand we've heard varying information that Asus and LG could be possible candidates to make the Nexus 10 2.
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