The Android 4.4 KitKat release is speculated to occur in October. Tech experts feel that since the Android 4.4 KitKat may arrive in October, even the successor handset for Nexus 4 will arrive in the coming month. Well, the Nexus 5 is not the only Nexus device that is going to be announced soon, rumors have it that even Nexus 10 tablet will be arriving very soon.
The next 10inch tablet is speculated to be an Asus Nexus 10 tablet which will also feature the Android 4.4 KitKat OS. The Asus Nexus 10 is expected to arrive more or less at the same time as Nexus 5. Let us think about last year’s scenario, Google had released four Google products in November.
In November 2012, the Nexus 4 came and succeeded the Galaxy Nexus. Next came the Nexus 7 which pitted against the Apple iPad Mini. The third Google product was the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update which is still to appear on many of the popular smartphones and tablets. Lastly, a 10inch tablet called the Nexus 10 was also rolled out to take on Apple iPad.
Each year Google releases a new Nexus device to replace the existing one. This year too Nexus 7 was replaced by Nexus 7 2013 along with the LTE version. The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has already replaced the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and in the next month or so even it will be replaced by Android 4.4 KitKat.
Google has discontinued the supply of Nexus 4 and retail outlets are only selling the remaining stock if any. This is a clear indication that the Nexus 5 is soon to arrive. Moreover, FCC filing on a new Nexus smartphone also indicates that very soon Google will announces the new Nexus smartphone which is being dubbed as Nexus 5 by most tech blogs.
It is only the Nexus 10 that is left to be replaced by a new tablet this year. As of now, Google has not spoken anything about the new Nexus 10. Well, the Nexus 10 is still available for purchase on Google Play Store. However, it may not remain available after some time.
When the Nexus 7 arrived this year, during the launch event of the said tablet, Sundar Pinchai who is head honcho of Android stated that in the near future that would be rolling out a sequel for Nexus 10. Last year’s Nexus 10 was a Samsung product and according to the recent leaks, the new tablet is expected to be Asus product.
Recently, a new screenshot emerged that clearly indicated that Asus is the one that will manufacture the next Nexus 10 tablet. The screenshot also reveals that the cost of Asus Nexus 10 is going to be higher than that of last year’s product. The screenshot that we have added in this post has originally come from UK retailer Currys. The existing Nexus 10 is priced at £319 and the screenshot shows the price of the Asus Nexus 10 is going to be £349.
As of now, there are no rumors on Google Nexus 10 release date. However, rumors are doing rounds that Google will release Android 4.4 KitKat along with LG Nexus 5 and Asus Nexus 10 on October 14. Also, we do not have any details on the Asus Nexus 10 features and specifications. Once we get to know something concrete, we will share it with you soon.