The Nexus 10 2 release date could be imminent as it appears that stocks of the old Nexus 10 are being sold off, just like the Nexus 4 has been. The Nexus 10 2 is available on Ebay with the 32GB device going for $350 compared to the normal retail price of $499.99 on the Google Play Store. You can buy the $349 Nexus 10 from the seller thedigitalguy HERE. It has been a standard tactic for stocks of the old devices to be dumped at lower prices once the refresh or next-gen version of the device is imminent. We saw the Nexus 4 get a $100 price cut and then both versions of the device go out of stock on the Google Play Store. The Nexus 10 2 has been subject to a fairly large number of leaks and many now report that the Nexus 10 2 most likely will come on October 30 alongside the Nexus 5.
The Nexus 10 2 release date must be close, likely around the same time as the Nexus 5 in late October or early November. We have seen leaks of the Nexus 10 2 price from many reports and rumors that have confirmed that the refreshed device would be coming from Asus rather than Samsung. The Nexus 10 2 release date was most recently anticipated for an October 14 launch during a possible Google press event known as the "Big Bang" that was supposed to launch the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat, Nexus 10 2 and possibly Android TV. Currently Google is holding an event on October 24, but they have already confirmed that it is a press meet and greet centered on the Google Play Store and that no new hardware would be released.
Getting closer... pic.twitter.com/jrZ9eys7l1
— @evleaks (@evleaks) October 2, 2013
@PDTalkinTech And Nexus 10 hopefully :)
— Ray (@Rage06) October 22, 2013
The Nexus 10 2 release date leak we have from before comes from @evleaks and @Rage06 an employee at a retail store who posted a screenshot showing the Nexus 10 2 price. The UK retailer showed a price of 350 pounds. When it comes to the price we earlier reported the following, "However some users pointed out that the UK has 20 percent VAT tax, so for U..S consumers the price of the Nexus 10 2 will be less expensive than we imagined, likely $450 rather than the $560 we got when we did a straight conversion. For reference the 16GB Nexus 10 is $399.00 while the 32GB Nexus 10 is $499.00. In this case it looks like the Nexus 10 will remain in within its price range more or less. The Nexus 7 (2013) got a $30 price increase over its previous generation."
At this point November is looking like the most likely Nexus 10 2 release date now that the other possible dates have been proven wrong. At this point the Nexus 10 2 specs aren't well known but most users anticipate an expanded storage capacity, potentially a 64Gb option, LTE connectivity and Android 4.4 KitKat are also a given. Other possibilities may include a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2560x1600 screen and 2GB or 3GB of RAM. For reference the Nexus 10 specs are given below and include a dual core Exynos 5 ARM chip, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage with a 2560x1600 10-inch display.
Nexus 10 is the newest 10-inch tablet from Google. With the Super High Resolution Screen, all new multi-user features, immersive HD content and the best Google apps -- Nexus 10 has something for everyone.
- Dual-core A15 processor
- 2GB of system memory and 32GB on-board storage memory
- 10.55" touchscreen, 2560 x 1600 resolution
- Built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth
- Back 5MP webcam and front 1.9MP webcam
The Nexus 10 2 release date does correspond to the sale of the older Nexus 10. If we see the Nexus 10 on the Google Play Store get a price cut then we can be reasonably certain that the Nexus 10 2 is coming for sure. The 16GB Nexus 10 is already out of stock on the Google Play Store. The iPad Air was announced by Apple on October 22 and will have a November 1 release date. Google may intend to have an announcement around roughly the same time. The last major hardware release from Google came back in July for the Nexus 7 (2013) and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Google didn't make a big deal about it back then and invites only went out to press for the "Breakfast with Sundar Pichai" event a week in advance. We could see a similar low key release for the Nexus 10 2 and Nexus 5. The most realistic Nexus 10 2 release date has been given by GSM Arena which speculated that the 10-inch tablet would launch alongside the Nexus 5 on October 30.
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