Oct 12 AT 8:56 AM Taylor Wimberly 22 Comments

Samsung Nexus 10 not arriving until “first half of next year”


If you were hoping for the rumored high-end Nexus 10 tablet this holiday season, get ready to be disappointed. Brooke Crothers of CNET, the same guy that said Samsung would produce the Nexus 10, is now reporting the tablet is “expected in the first half of next year.”

We don’t know what the hold up is, but it could be the next generation display or processor. The Nexus 10 is rumored to include a 2,560 x 1,600 display and Samsung’s Exynos 5 (ARM Cortex-A15) processor. Both of these components have been shown off since early this year, but Samsung could have run into issues producing either part in volume.

Thankfully we should still have a full lineup of new entry-level and mid-range Nexus tablets, but it looks like we will have to wait for next year to experience a high-end, 10-inch model that can compete with the new iPad.

Source: CNET

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  • J3R3MY_H

    So Google IO 2013 schwag it is

    • iamXiV92a

      Schwag or not, I just want to go to Google IO…

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Sad. Was really hoping for one of these sooner rather than later. Wish Google would have made this happen. 2012 was far from the year of “doubling down” on tablets. I mean, the Nexus 7 is a great device! I just wish Google had more to offer…

    • herbivore83

      Agreed. “Doubling down,” would seem to implicate two or more products. They are definitely trying to get tablet app design under control (Tablet App Week?) but I’d hardly call a budget 7″ tablet and design talk “doubling down.”

  • alexspell

    if true, it will be like the Nexus 7 at the Google IO with Key Lime Pie(or whatever name will be)

  • MyMilan

    Not arriving until the second half of next year? That means it can be as late as June 2013…. By then the NEXT version of the iPad will have already come out. How will they compete with being so behind? Samslum really dropped the ball on this one.

    • Hiram Maxim

      You’re right. Shut it down, it’s all over. Why even bother to release the tablet at this point? This vague rumor seals it: Samsung has lost to Apple yet again. It’s time to begin selling off the corporate assets, I don’t see how they can ever recover from this debacle.

    • Nate B.

      Do you honestly think the screen res will be bumped any higher then it is now on the new iPad? Notice every year the biggest thing for Apple is their processors. Overall functionality never changes dramatically. If anything they may change design or OS a little. It’s not like Samsung is set in stone & it’s just coming out next year. Your being to literal. They will have the latest when ready.

    • Nate B.

      Also, every company is working on the successor the same year the initial product came out. It’s already in talks. So would I be so literal & assume its old tech? No. They grab resources that’s relevant along the way.

    • Darkseider

      The next version of the iPad better do something special then. Exynos 5xxx series based on a Cortex A15, hopefully quad core, with Mail 6xx GPU with that rumored screen. Apple would be wise to make the next iPad more than an incremental upgrade like they did with the new iPad.

      • hogie3

        Lol Apple is for your parents and 12 yo girls

  • LG Nexus

    I’m pretty keen for the upcoming new versions of android :)
    Lg nexus may introduce an incremental jelly bean update. The Samsung nexus 10 will probably introduce the next major android version, that is key lime pie/ 5.0 /whatever whilst lg nexus will probably introduce 4.2.

  • MoSDeeb

    That is disappointing news, but if it allows time for a better product than I’m all for it.

  • mitchillen

    Damni it! I was soooo hoping for one by at least the end of this year. I just honestly hope it doesn’t come out too late after the 2nd school semester begins.. Please google and samsung!!

  • rashad360

    Argg, I want a 10 inch nexus! The only thing holding me back from getting a nexus 7 is that it is too small

    • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

      …That’s what she said.

  • Darkseider

    If this thing ships with the screen they are rumoring and a Exynos A15 based quad core SoC w/ Mail 6xx GPU this thing will be an absolute BEAST of a tablet. Hell I would be willing to say with that much horsepower it could actually be a laptop replacement. Coupled with the LG Nexus and the Snapdragon S4 Pro it would be a killer mobile combo.

  • cthonctic

    Sounds delicious, I’m going to look forward to the announcement – whenever it will actually happen.

  • Nathan D.

    Dam, I was so looking forward to it coming out this year (which was wishful thinking.) But it makes sense, they already have nexus 7 and the tech the nexus 10 uses isn’t supposed to be ready until late this year or early next(I’m talking about the exynos 5).

  • walker

    Aww… I was getting all worked up in the hype. Well, I hope Samsung can use this time to improve the build and the quality of the internals and externals. Don’t hold back!

    But keep it reasonably affordable. Price wise.

  • Eludium-Q36

    More likely is that Samsung is the supplier for Apple’s Retina display and paid extra for a 1-yr exclusive which would expire March 2013.

  • theandroidmaniac

    But do you think that the Nexus 10 will be able to match up to the iPad ?
    Also , the other way round , do you think the iPad mini ( as seen here http://esponential.com/2012/10/14/the-ipad-mini-what-still-remains-unanswered/ )
    will be able to match up to the Nexus 7 ?