First look at the Google Nexus 10 2013

Finally, we got a glimpse of what is said to be the refreshed Nexus 10 tablet that will go official this month along with a new flagship Android phone. So far what we known about the tablet is that Google has chosen Asus to manufacturer it instead of Samsung which is currently producing the 2012 model.

The image below was made public by PhoneArena that claims to have received it from an anonymous tipster. Compared to the current Nexus 10 tablet, this one looks quite different. The bezel surrounding the screen is narrower than first, which means the dimensions have been reduced to a great extent. One thing you can be sure of is that the specifications won’t be anything less exciting than last year’s model.

Google Nexus 10

The original Nexus 10 features a 2560 x 1600p 10.1-inch screen and we expect the upcoming version to carry the same resolution or something higher. Earlier rumors have noted that the device will house a quad core Qualcomm processor (probably the Snapdragon 800). The tablet will run on Android 4.4 KitKat and hopefully, Google decides to deploy it with cellular support.

The main competition for the new Nexus 10 comes through the recently launch Apple iPad Air and the Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet from Nokia. The two devices feature high end specifications which will obviously be present in the Android slate as well, but the main advantage here is the pricing strategy that Google implements for the Nexus lineup.

Apart from a new Nexus 10 tablet and a Nexus 5 smartphone, Google is also working on a smartwatch called Gem. These new device are expected to go official on October 28.