Friday, October 26, 2012

Google SVP Vic Gundotra outs the unannounced Nexus 10 tablet

Here it is, confirmation of the Nexus 10 Android tablet, straight from the Google senior VP of engineering, Vic Gundotra. Early Friday, Gundotra posted photos to his Google+ stream that include photo details indicating they were taken with a Nexus 10 (including this one here).

Naturally, those details could be manipulated, but come on. There's very little chance Gundotra did so, and the odds that a Google SVP would be toting around a hot, unannounced device are much higher.

The Nexus 10, larger brother to the Nexus 7 tablet that Google released earlier this year, is expected to be announced on Monday at a Google event in New York City. Google is also expected to announce its latest Nexus smartphone, the LG Nexus 4, as well as Android 4.2, and a 32GB Nexus 7, including a version with GSM support.

In addition, Brief Mobile managed to get its hands on images of the Nexus 10, and published them on Friday.

The Nexus 10 reportedly sports a dual-core 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos 5250, a Mali-T604 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (but without a microSD slot), a somewhat disappointing 5MP rear-facing camera, nd a Super AMOLED display with 2,560 x 1,600 resolution.

For those who care about such things, that is a Retina display with 298.9 pixels per inch (PPI), which exceeds the Retina iPad's spec of 264 PPI.

The big unknown is, of course, the price. It also doesn't appear Google will ship a 3G version of the Nexus 10.

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