Google to launch new Nexus 10 at MWC 13?
The Mobile World Congress is one of the world’s most exclusive tech trade fairs for phones and tablets. It is going to take place late February 2013 in Barcelona, but reports about new product releases for the event are already doing the rounds, including these devices – HTC M7, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and yes, the new and improved Google Nexus 10.
There’s ample focus on this Samsung device, which has a 2560 x 1600 display and 4 million pixel (300 ppi) resolution, giving the iPad a run for its money. These specs mean the existing device has to have enough strength and stamina to handle such an amazing display, which according to many, it doesn’t. Thus, there seems to be a “performance gap”. But this more-powerful upgraded tablet has greater clock speeds, with a max 8-core T628 processor as compared to the much-criticized dual-core Cortex-A15 CPU and inferior Mali T604-Class GPU in the current version. A significant increase in “digital horsepower”. The upgraded device will have a fresh Android version and the same 2GB RAM, and will support OpenCL 1.1, OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/3.0 and most importantly, Google’s Renderscript Compute.
The final design of the part, which Google currently does not have, should iron these wrinkles smooth, even though the company seems to be satisfied with the original design. They did agree that the “wow factor” was lacking, but that will probably wait for the third generation.
The new Google Nexus 10 is expected to be priced almost as much as the current version, if not higher, while the current Nexus 10 is sold out through Google Play in both its 16GB and 32GB variants. It is certainly worth waiting for, in the budget tablet race that is getting hotter and hotter, and is set to pack a harder punch.