In the current tech climate, it’s a given that no device will stay truly secret until its announcement. This is especially true with Apple, where nearly every detail of their devices is known before they are announced. As Samsung continues to sell smartphones at an incredible rate and consolidate its hold over the Android device market, it too has become the subject of analysts who pour over every aspect of the Chinese manufacturing industry for device rumors.
Google is expected to announce several Nexus devices at its big event on Monday, October 29. Perhaps the most anticipated of those devices is Samsung’s Nexus 10, a 10-inch tablet reported to be positioned as a rival to Apple’s iPad. Today, BriefMobile posted over a dozen leaked photos of the device.
In general, the tablet looks like a larger version of the Nexus 7, but it also bears some resemblance to Samsung’s recently released Galaxy Note 10.1. Of course, being a Nexus tablet gives the Nexus 10 an advantage when it comes to software, since it will undoubtedly run a purer version of Android than can be found on many Android devices. In fact, the Nexus 10 is rumored to come with Android 4.2, which hasn’t even been announced yet. Also, Nexus devices have historically been among the first devices to receive operating system upgrades, which can be a frustration for users who wait months (or forever) for Android updates.
No other details about the device have been released, but a leaked manual for the product that hit the web earlier this week shows the tablet will have front and rear cameras and a Micro HDMI port.
(Photo via BriefMobile)