Sundar Pichai, the head of Android and Chrome project at Google, confirmed to the Wall Street Journal reporter Amir Efrati. The confirmation came when he spoke to Sundar Pichai at Google’s press event for the release of Android 4.3 and new Nexus 7 tablet, he revealed on his twitter account. The second generation Nexus 10 tablet will be made by Samsung and is expected to join the new Nexus 7 tablet revealed by Google two days ago in the 2nd Generation of Nexus tablets by Google.
The first Nexus 10 tablet was also made by Samsung. The upcoming specifications of this tablet were not revealed obviously, but Pichai did tell him that we can expect to learn more about the tablet in the near future. It is granted that Samsung will definitely upgrade the specifications, but it isn’t likely that the screen resolution will feature among the upgrades. We expect Samsung to upgrade the processor to its new Exynos 5 Octo core chip or Google might force Samsung to choose Snapdragon 600 or 800 over it. Other than the expected lighter and thinner version, we also expect Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for the next Nexus 10.
To remind you, the first generation Nexus 10 tablet features a 10 inch 2560x1600p display lined with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for strength. The tablet packs a 1.7 GHz dual core Samsung Exynos 5250 processor with the Mali-T604 GPU. 2 GB RAM guarantees smooth operation throughout and 16 or 32 GB storage options make sure users get the flexibility of storage they require as per their need.
The current Nexus 10 tablet also have a 5 MP rear camera with LED flashlight and autofocus, and it can record Full HD video. It also features a 1.9 MP front facing camera for video calls. The tablet is 8.9 mm thick and Google has made sure even with this tablet that it provides its Nexus devices without any additional Micro SD card slot. Samsung Nexus 10 being a Nexus device provides the user with a stock vanilla Android Nexus experience without any custom UI on top.
Samsung has an upcoming IFA event in September where it is expected to unveil Galaxy Note 3, the successor to the highly successful Galaxy Note 2 phablet. It is unlikely that Nexus 10 will be unveiled at the event since it is a collaboration between Google and Samsung and likely to get a separate event by Google in the near future. Seeing the aptly upgraded new Nexus 7 tablet by Asus, users will have high expectations from Samsung for the refreshed Nexus 10. Keeping the mind the Samsung’s track record, it will not disappoint the users and is worth the wait.