According to recent reports, it seems that the 2013 Nexus 10 2 is under final stages of production and it’s quite possible that the device would just be here before the holiday season kicks in.
Popular gadget news leaker @evleaks also posted that the Nexus 10 is up for refresh in 2013 Q4 and Asus would be replacing the assembler of the new full-sized stock Android. @evleaks even posted a document to support this claim but as expected, there was no response from Google.
To support all these rumors, we can add that the Samsung Nexus 10 also went missing from the PlayStore last week. Google has also launched the Nexus 5 on November 1st alongside its latest Android OS, 4.4 aka KitKat.
Google has the tradition to suddenly and silently release their products in the market and analysts predict that the Nexus 10 2 will be out before the end of November. If Google decides to extend the release date, we don’t think it would be later than the first week of December 2013, when Apple will start selling its iPad Air.
Since the main competitor of the Nexus 10 2 would be the iPad Air, it would have to match its specs, features and other form factors. It is expected that Google will definitely trim down the overall build to match the iPad Air.
The 10 inch screen will definitely remain the same but it is expected that the resolution would be improved especially the pixels per inch, which would easily outshine the impressive Retina rendition of the iPad Air at 2048 x 1536.
A snapdragon 800 CPU is expected to power the device and 2GB of RAM complementing the specs. Definitely there will be a dedicated GPU, probably better than the Adreno 330.
Last but not the least it would be launched with the Android 4.4 KitKat OS, flashing the full features and power of Android.