INTERNET GIANT Google's second generation Nexus 7 tablet reportedly will be joined by a 10in model, probabley called the Nexus 10 2, later this year.
That's according to Google's head of Android Sundar Pichai, who reportedly told the Wall Street Journal's Amir Efrari that a 10in Nexus tablet will be released in the near future. He also revealed that unlike the Asus-built Nexus 7, the 10in tablet will be built by Samsung.
We don't know any details about the Samsung Nexus 10 2 yet, but we're guessing that the present Nexus 10 will receive an update similar to the Nexus 7 2 as the firm looks to challenge Apple's full-sized iPad.
If so, we can expect an even higher resolution screen than 2560x1600 resolution display of the original Nexus 10, a nippier quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Google unveiled its second generation Nexus 7 at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday. It's an improvement over the original Nexus 7 in almost every way, featuring an upgraded 7in HD 1920x1200 resolution 323ppi display, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, Android 4.3 and both front and rear facing cameras. The tablet went up for preorder at PC World today, with the 16GB and 32GB models priced at £199 and £239, respectively.
There's no word on when Google will unveil its second Nexus 10 tablet, but if it's anything like last year's announcement it likely will take place towards the end of October, possibly along with the announcement of the next Nexus smartphone. µ