Could a new Nexus 10 be on the way this fall? According to Google’s Sundar Pichai, we’ll be seeing one in the near future.
After today’s Android and Chrome event, the Wall Street Journal’s Amir Efrati, who has a good track record with Google news, was able to get some information out of Pichai on the future of the Nexus 10, and Google TV as well. According to tweets from Efrati’s account, Pichai said new Google TV devices are coming soon (they won’t be replaced by Chromecast), and a new Samsung manufactured Nexus 10 will be available in the near future.
This fall, October to be specific, is when we expect to see the next Nexus phone and Key Lime Pie, rumored to launch as Android 5.0. This would be the perfect time to launch a new Nexus 10 and a new version of Android along with it. The last Nexus 10 was released in November of 2012, so an October release would put the tablet on a yearly release cycle.
The Nexus 10 didn’t see quite the success the Nexus 7 did, and with the new Nexus 7 sporting an HD display, the Nexus 10 is going to continue to be a hard sell. With the $35 Chromecast launching today as well, Google TV sales could remain lackluster too. If a new Nexus 10 really is right around the corner, we should know more shortly. In the meantime, what do you think, would you buy a Nexus 10 over a new Nexus 7 now that it has an HD display?