Alleged renders of Nexus 10 refresh leak
Wow, talk about the fast pace of today's world. No sooner did we tell you that we could soon see a refresh version of the Nexus 10, than a couple of renders leak. One was sent to U.K. based Pocket Link, while the other was sent to 'leakster' evleaks. Both were sent by an anonymous tipster, which means that we need to take this with not a grain of salt, but the whole darn container. We should point out that 'Mr. Leaks' is distancing himself from the render he received, by noting that he can not vouch for the legitimacy of the image and accompanying specs
According to the information received by evleaks, the refresh version of the Nexus 10 is manufactured by Samsung, and features a resolution of 2560 x 1600 on the 10 inch display. There is an Exynos 5 processor under the hood and 3GB of RAM on board. 16GB and 32GB variations of the device will be available, which will have back and front facing snappers of 5MP and 3MP respectively. According to the tip, Android 4.5 will be pre-installed out of the box.
Visually, the render appears similar to the Nexus 10 model that has just sold out at the Google Play Store. On the screen, you can see transparent bars at the top and bottom and the wallpaper looks similar to what Nexus devices have been portraying with the model number reflected in the design. If you look closely, you can see the "1" and "0" in the wallpaper.
The two renders reveal a black version and a white version, and you can view both by clicking on the slideshow below.
Renders leak for the Nexus 10 refresh
source: @evleaks, Pocketlint
1. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Real or not, something's coming soon. The Android 4.5 part is intriguing though.
As for the "10" wallpaper, that's not that big of a deal: it's already a stock wallpaper option with Android 4.4, so I don't think it necessarily indicates validity.
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4103; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I think it's going to be announced with the Nexus 7 (2014) in July with Android 5.0. 4.5 seems very unlikely, we've been in 4.x for over 2 years now, it's time for a whole number jump with a revamped design. These minor 0.1 updates are getting kind of boring.
I find it kind of funny how Apple made the biggest design change to iOS this year, and Google has kept Android mostly the same, not counting the Google Experience Launcher on the Nexus 5.
8. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Android's been in a good groove since 4.0. If last year's 4.3 update was the "gaming" update, and 4.4 was the "svelte" update, I'd like to see the next one be the "productivity" update. As I already mentioned below, I'd like to see Google include stock multi-window support and maybe widgets-within-apps as well. The main thing keeping me from using a tablet as my go-to device isn't just how much more I can do on a PC, but how much faster it is to do it.
9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4103; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It has definitely been a great couple of years, but I still think it's time for a change.
I would like to see Google focus on productivity in the next update. Multi-window and even a task bar (desktop mode for tablets) would be awesome, and maybe release a new version of Quickoffice along side it.
12. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
I have to agree, think the entire OS needs a complete overhaul, it's looking very boring now although colourful. And a jump straight to 5.0, I'm definitely the few that doesn't like the current look of stock or just stock for that matter.
14. tyger11 (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I think the inclusion of ART with 4.4 is a sign that your wish is going to be granted sooner rather than later.
17. Tsoliades (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
That would be amazing. Maybe get Android back to its Linux roots with the desktop mode thing. I don't know how it would be implemented though.
Quickoffice should get an update to be kind of like Libreoffice for Android. Or maybe just scrap Quickoffice and integrate the entire apk into Google Drive somehow. Oh yes.
13. Professor (Posts: 179; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
I regret having "upgrade" my Nexus 4 to Kit Kat (4.4.2). I wish I never did...
Kit Kat eliminated the Google Navigation program which used to work flawlessly. Now I have to deal with the integrated Navigation on Google Maps which currently still don't work properly, or at all. It usually takes a few minutes to convince it to work and keeps shooting down by itself and reverting to Maps every few minutes (need to continue stopping the car in order to keep re-starting the GPS to continue travelling). That's without counting the problem of trying to figure out the rute that you have to take without an actual street or highway view like in the eliminated Navigation program. Just a map with a highlighted street on it. No street or highway lanes view.
Also the "updated" Google Gallery program no longer indicates the description of the installed videos. It only shows thumbnails of the videos which in my case is useless because I have over 150 videos with the same thumbnail (since they are made by the same company) and there is no way to know which one is which one unless you play it.
Also the "new" Dialer program is a pain in the butt. Way more difficult to use than the "old" one. Forget about being able to being able to dial your contacts as easy as it used to be with the "old" program... It seems to being designed for being more easy to dial a new number but way worse if you are trying to call one of your regular contacts without having to continually press show "All contacts" everytime you have to call one of them.
Also Kit Kat is supposed to use less battery but in my case Kit Kat reduced the battery life drastically (to almost half of what it used to last with v4.3).
15. sprockkets (Posts: 1307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Sorry to hear, no issues with v7 of maps.
Don't you have the old gallery as well? I'd just use dice media player anyhow.
Weird about the dialer, it shows pics of the people I dial most, not sure why you have trouble with it.
And of course, if you hate 4.4, unlock the boot loader, then install the official image of 4.3 or install a custom recovery and go rogue with CM.
16. Professor (Posts: 179; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
The old Gallery was automatically replaced by the new version of Gallery by Kit Kat. Many applications were automatically upgraded to the new ones with no way to go back to the old (correctly) working ones...
In order to be able to see my videos I installed MX Player... But the problem with MX Player is that there is no way to delete the videos that you no longer want, and using the new version of Gallery is practically imposible to know which one is the one that you want to delete since they all have the same thumbnail.
Yes, the dialer shows the most common ones that you dial. But everytime you need to dial someone else that's not ones of the ones that you are always calling you have to press "All Contacts" which is very annoying.
2. nctx77 (Posts: 555; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
LOL! Same crap, different day. Carry on folks. Nothing to see here.
5. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Except that it ties in perfectly that the 2012 N10 just ran completely out of stock on the Play Store.
4. flexile (Posts: 76; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
The guys from evleaks even pulled the photo because they say that it appears to be fake.
6. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I'd love to see stock multi-window support in the next Android version, hoping it comes with the N10.
11. Commentator (Posts: 2467; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Eh, good. Looks too much like last year's anyways!
18. vedraj (Posts: 35; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)
stock android with 3GB of ram
it will be blazing fast ...
19. vedraj (Posts: 35; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)
stock android with 3GB of ram
it would be blazing fast ...
20. vedraj (Posts: 35; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)
stock android with 3GB of ram
it would be blazing fast ...!!!