Google might be prepping a Nexus 10 as well, supply chain sources indicate

Google might be prepping a Nexus 10 as well, supply chain sources indicate
We speculated the other day that the Nexus 7 naming of the first Google tablet might not be coincidental, and the folks from Mountain View could be prepping the ground for a Nexus 10 down the road as well.

Now those "supply chain sources" indicate that there might be some truth to this speculation after all. Wintek is reportedly shipping half a million one-glass panels for the Google Nexus 7 now, with the rest of the shipments coming from TPK Holding.

Here the plot thickens, though, with the sources casually mentioning that Wintek will also be supplying 10" panels for another Nexus tablet, making it the largest Google supplier of slate displays. The rest of the 10-inchers are said to come from AU Optronics. 

Wintek apparently has a 3 million capacity for those medium size OGS panels, so we are wondering if Google is just playing around with a Nexus 10 idea, testing prototypes, or it has already been designed, and we will see a Nexus 10 sometime this year as well. If the price is right, it will go directly against Amazon's plans for a larger Kindle Fire.

source: Digitimes

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Nexus 10
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  • Storage 32 GB
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18 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

OH YEAH! Just add in a micro sd card,and i am sold.

6. Mr.Best

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

It's Nexus...won't happen.

10. WILDCAT1935

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 23, 2011

Not having an micro SDHC card was a deal breaker for me with the nexus 7..

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Tell me it has an HDMI port of some type and im sold. I was already toying with picking up the nexus 7 for my wife. matching tablets.. how cute. lol

3. Life_Engineer

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Oh i will definitely get this if it's well priced!

4. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Why is Google so aggresive against Amazon?

5. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Business kid.

7. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Because amazon is a betrayer in their eyes.

8. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

How so?

12. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Amazon uses Android, but really messed up the OS. Also, they use the Amazon App Store instead of the Play Store.

16. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Well they released their own store with no google services i believe, so they arent gettng anything out of it.

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2299; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I guess the question now is if the 10 inch tablet will have the same specifications as the 7 inch or is it going to step it up a little bit? Perhaps there is a way to offer a high resolution display (something along the 1080p side) while still keeping it cheap.

11. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

My prediction is soon the next gen of tabs are coming , 12-14 inch sizes... I actually don't find 10" all that interesting, just too small for my tastes.. and while I know most of you are gonna disgree, there are people other than me that would like bigger than a 10" screen

13. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Get the Transformer AIO. :P

14. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I'm waiting for the GNex 2 or the Droid Nexus.

15. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I'll take the 10 inch one for $299! Only thing that needs to be changed from this one to the 7 is the resolution so pricing is possible.

17. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yes! I love the Nexus tablet, I just wanted a bigger screen. I would gladly pick up a Nexus 10 with a 1080p display and stock JB, though hopefully they will figure out how to keep the price down in order to have another advantage over the iPad. I don't think they could get a quad core processor, full HD screen, and quality build materals for under 500... We'll see though, as long as it comes in at least 16 GB, I'll be fine.

18. Jayray78

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

What???? So, um, what's the return policy on the Nexus 7?

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