Google Nexus 10 tablet appears online
29 Oct 2012
But launch event is postponed
The good news is obviously a glimpse at the Google Nexus 10 tablet, but the bad news is that the launch of this and other new Google goodies has been postponed.
The reason for the latter is obvious. Hurricane Sandy is heading for New York at roughly the same time as the Google event was scheduled. With that in mind, Google understandably doesn't want to risk hosting anything while the city is in a state of emergency. Rescheduling is certain, but a date is yet to be announced.
Google is likely to hold off launching its new hardware until the new event, which will be an inconvenience for retailers geared up for a selling date from tomorrow. Although you never know, the Nexus 4 might yet appear on the shelves. Time will tell on that one.
The Google Nexus 10 wasn't mentioned as being an immediate launch, so perhaps this will be a headline act when the event does happen, even if the Nexus 4 smartphone slips out. Details have steadily trickled out over the past few weeks, but now we have an image of it and what's thought to be the final specification.
It's a 10.1-inch tablet, said to house a dual-core, Cortex-A15-based 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 processor, a Mali-T604 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage (with no microSD expansion slot), a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a Super AMOLED panel with an impressive 2,560 x 1,600 screen resolution. Android 4.2 will be showcased on it.
No pricing, but with this being Google, it is likely to be competitive, but unlikely to be anywhere near the budget market this time. When we hear about a new official launch, we will pass on those details.