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Nexus 10 specs momentarily revealed on the Play Store and then taken down?

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Nexus 10 specs momentarily revealed on the Play Store and then taken down?

UPDATE: After a more extensive research, we believe that these are likely fake. This is not simply because the icons on the Nexus 10 2013 were obviously added later -- this could have been done for illustrative purposes anyway. It's because, after delving deep into our tips database, we concluded that this particular tipster has a track record of sending content of dubious authenticity.

There's really no denying that Google has managed to conjure quite the hype storm in the Nexus 5's and the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat's immediate areas. What's more, we're very likely entering the peak, as all signs point to an inevitable release, likely very soon. In fact, the latest rumor, courtesy of infamous @evleaks, points towards a November 1st launch, not to mention that this time around, we could see a white Nexus 5 launch from the very onset.

As is plainly obvious to those that have been tracking the progress on Google's latest workings, hardware or otherwise, the new Nexus 10 tablet that is also expected to see the day of light sooner rather than later, has received a disproportionally low amount of attention. Of course, smartphones have proven to be the more interesting bracket for consumers, but nevertheless, the Nexus 10 2013 is still expected as one of the hottest tablets to come out in 2013. Fortunately, while details up until this point have been pretty scarce, it would appear that we've finally gotten our first break, as a reader of ours has sent us a screenshots that show both the Nexus 5 and new Nexus 10 listed on Google Play. More interestingly, perhaps, we're treated to a bunch of seemingly confirmed specs, as far as the new Nexus slate is concerned. These include an identical a “10.055'' diagonal at 2560x1600 pixel resolution for 300 ppi”, plus Gorilla Glass 3 on top. Unsurprisingly, the Nexus 10 2013 will also follow the Nexus 7 2013 with a Snapdragon 800 chipset, though it's interesting to note that the specs list 3GB of RAM. The photographic capabilities of the new Nexus 10 also appear to have received a boost, as it will apparently sport a 8MP/2.1MP rear and front shooters, respectively. The battery has also seen an upgrade and it now has a capacity of 9500 (up from 9000mAh), and the Nexus 10 2013 is, overall, lighter (584g), more compact (258.9x172.6mm) and thinner (7.9mm) compared to its rather chunky predecessor. Seeing as this is a Nexus device, Android 4.4 KitKat has, of course, been listed as present out of the box. It's probably worth noting that the thumbnail that is shown on the Play Store image below appears to be identical to another render we were recently tipped off with.

Before you go, you'll be probably best served to take these with a spoonful of salt, as we may be witnessing an attempt at a hoax here.

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posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:25 9

1. hmd74 (Posts: 488; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

Liked the design...

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:26 19

2. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

1 word... Stunning...
2 words Air Killer...

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:38 6

7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

3 words... not at $400

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:39 20

8. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

4 words...still less than Air.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:40 5

9. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

5 words... lesser ecosystem, hardware, more weight

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 04:10 18

17. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

lesser ecosystem -> not true
more weight -> true, but with minimal difference
inferior hardware -> not true, the screen is better (bigger and with higher resolution), the snapdragon 800 is top notch, the ram is higher.
Plus, the Nexus has a better OS and will be cheaper.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 04:42 2

24. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)

469g vs alleged 584g... hmm "minimal difference", yea don't think so. My Xperia Tablet Z was 495g even. 584g is sad tbh.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:49 3

34. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Xperia Z is a so-so tablet. It does nothing spectacularly. The screen is inferior - just FHD compared to WQXGA on N10. SOC is inferior (S4 Pro), this has 800. Less RAM, and most importantly N10 has much higher capacity battery.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 06:16 1

36. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

Good point .... Me thinks boosook is full of sh*t

10 to 15 grams is a minimal difference. Once you get to 28 grams, that is almost an ounce and almost 1/16th of a pound.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 08:53 1

43. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 813; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Right because 584grams is so heavy, you cant pick it up..!!!
Laptops of this size are never less than 1.5 kg

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 00:23

56. jimv1983 (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

That's 14 grams lighter than the current Nexus 10 which is already pretty light. I don't want it to be to light.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 04:51 1

26. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)

For tablets, ios is still the best with the best tablet apps. Fortunately we don't have blown up phone apps on our iPads. And BTW A7 is the fastest SoC you can get right now. And next year when 64-bit apps come out. Our iPads will be compatible with them. No, nexus 10 is not bad in any way. But then right now ipad rules.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:13 15

30. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Do you fully understand what 64 bits are for? They are needed to address more than 4GB of RAM. The other benefits, trust me, are negligible and you won't see any performance improvement in a 64 bit app vs. 32 bit unless you have more than 4GB of RAM. And the ipad air has just 1GB. Next year 64-bit apps won't come out, because there will be no devices with more that 4GB of RAM. And even if they will, you won't see any advantage in a device with only 1GB of RAM.
So the ipad air will surely be one of the best tablets on the market, but certainly NOT for the 64-bit processor!
As to the A7 being the fastest SoC, well, this may be true, but look at the benchmarks and you'll see that compared to the latest snapdragon 800 it's not so faster. Certainly, nothing that you will notice in everyday use. The two are comparable.
Finally, as to tablet apps, iOS may have an edge but not so much. And one advantage of the "blown up app" is that every app that works on an android phone can work on a tablet, while there are still some iOS apps that are not available on the ipad.
In my opinion, the two products will go head to head, and if the ipad has a small advantage in some things it will be easily compensated by the price.
In the end, it's all a matter of taste: do you prefer ios or android? I'm just sick of hearing the same things over and over: that android has no apps, that it lags, that the ipad is faster... these things were true some years ago and have become a mantra in iOS users, maybe to justify the high prices they pay for Apple's overpriced hardware.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:36 3

33. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

The Snapdragon 800 is faster than A7 in CPU Benchmarks such as Geekbench and Linpack.
The A7 is faster in browser benchmarks such as SunSpider, Browsermark, Google Octance.
They are about the same in GPU.

I think you're right, there will be noticeable difference in real world performance.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 08:02

39. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

But remember that three Apple swift cores are clocked far lower than Qualcomm's krait cores at an astounding 2.3 vs Apple's 1.5 ish frequency... And that it is a dual core as well.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 06:18 1

37. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

And you wonder why people don't take boosook seriously.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 12:17 1

49. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

What's wrong with his points? Do they go against your fangirl wishes? Don't worry, that has happened to all of us at least once in our lives.

All I see are Apple kids jumping on somebody that's trying to prove a point in an Android tablet discussion. He/she (boosook), in no way, has flamed or attacked your precious little thang called iOS.

Fangirls. Fangirls everywhere: Embrace tech for what it is. We have enough with the division of classes, so why do we see the need to divide and fragment ourselves further thanks to silly tech philosophies? This will turn out worse than racism in the future.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 08:13

41. kassi (Posts: 109; Member since: 25 May 2013)

in most cases the s800 is actually faster if it isnt throttled

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 15:02

51. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

You must ignore iphone apps on ipad. Atleast android apps scale up to the right size.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:26

31. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

With this specs sheet I doubt it, buddy, maybe the 32 gig model will be $550 rather than $599

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 04:40

22. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

Hahahahahaha - yeah, ok fella...

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:26 11

3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Step aside Air and 2520.
9500 mAh battery + relatively thin bezel + 2560 x 1600 + Kit Kat = Best 10" tablet on the market! Only hope it lives up to its specs.

Now for that news about the Nexus 8...

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:41 2

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

3 words... gimme my Nexus8!

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 04:00 2

14. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Umm...that's three words plus a number. Where'd the Nexus 5 article go, by the way?

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 04:13 1

18. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


posted on 30 Oct 2013, 00:26

58. jimv1983 (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

Tablets need a bigger bezel so there is something to hold on to when using it.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:31 2

4. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)

Google Nexus 10 2103? Didn't know Google packed a time machine into the tablet as well.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:34

5. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)

2103 lol still nice pa

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:37

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Lol stop it already. I mean we all like to wink together at "accidental" leaks but it's a little too obvious. Just release the darned things, quit teasing us.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:42

11. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

Wow. I really hope this is true. It seems legit.

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