Nexus 10 2 vs. iPad 5 Release Date, Specs, Rumors, Price: Can Google's New $560 Tablet Rival the Next-Gen iPad? [PHOTO]
Can the next Nexus 10 tablet stack up to Apple's upcoming iPad?
Rumor has it that the new Nexus 10 could be available online via the Google Play store and on retail shelves at Best Buy stores by the holiday season.
Details about coming hardware improvements are scarce, but rumors suggest the Nexus 10 could boast a Snapdragon chipset and a 2560x1600 pixel display.
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Meanwhile, rumors suggest the iPad 5, as well as the second-generation iPad Mini, will be powered by a new A7X chip.
That means both models will see a significant processor upgrade compared to the A5 chip found in the current models, Mac Rumors reports.
In related news, a release date for the next Nexus 10 is here.
Google is expected to launch the second-generation Nexus 10 at a press event Oct. 14, according to a new report.
The tablet will hit retail shelves just a day before Apple's rumored iPad 5 event Oct. 15, Christian Today reports.
In related news Asus - not Samsung - will build the mega-sized 10-inch Nexus 10 tablet.
Rumors about the development first surfaced last month but a new report confirms Asus will build the tablet, CNET reports.
The report also suggests the tablet will launch at £349, or a little over $560. That's significantly higher than the going price for the current model.
It's expected to launch in mid-October and run Android 4.4 KitKat.
Rumors about Asus' involvement first broke following a retail leak.
The retail stock image, photographed by an unknown source, clearly names Asus as the manufacturer of the next iteration of Google's 10-inch tablet.
The tablet is listed as the "Nexus 10 16G" in the leaked image, Geek.com reports. All other details seem to be filled with placeholders.
Asus was already tapped by Google to build the new Nexus 7 device, launched this summer.
Last year Google added two new types of Nexus devices to its flagship lineup: 7- and 10-inch tablets.
Consumers weren't as keen for the 10-inch Nexus as they were for the Nexus 7, but Geek.com reports the Nexus 10's fortunes could turn as the Android operating system and apps are continually being fine-tuned for larger screens and higher resolutions.
Apple hasn't confirmed any release date details just yet, but analysts expect the company to debut the new products next month in preparation for a launch in the fourth quarter of this year.
The new rumors come hot on the heels of another report that Motorola might manufacture the next Nexus 5 smartphone for a late 2013 release.