Enough Nexus 5, let’s talk 2013 Nexus 10 awhile

We’ve been seeing and reporting a lot of rumors about the Nexus 5, but now, it’s time to show the upcoming Nexus 10 some love as well. The 2012 version of the tablet was designed by Samsung, but it looks like Google will have Asus, which is also responsible for the new 7-inch slate, manufacture the device instead.

The initial rumors of a new Nexus 10 surfaced back in July and three months later, we’re finally going to see the device make its appearance later this month. To remind us of the launch, @evleaks has managed to get his hands on some new internal material which shows Asus as the manufacturer. There isn’t much known about the tablet apart from it will arrive in a 16GB model.

We’re not sure if we should be happy or sad, but the new Nexus 10 is a well-kept secret as no press renders have managed to surface as yet and neither has anyone got confirmation on the specifications. Well, what we can speculate about is that the device will launch alongside the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat considering that Google likes to serve new software with fresh hardware.

There are possibilities that the new Nexus 10 will have a Snapdragon 800 processor. But if Google plans to take the same approach as with the upcoming flagship smartphone, you can expect the slate to have a 64-bit processor.

Just so you know, if Android 4.4 isn’t designed for the 64-bit architecture, it would be irrelevant having the hardware on the Nexus 10 and Nexus 5. Also, since Google has chosen to retain the same monikers for both tablets, would it not do the same for the upcoming smartphone?