Well, at least you can dream about what would have been announced had Hurricane Sandy not forced Google
to postpone its October 29th Android
event. The Nexus 10 looks to be legitimate, with the company's own Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vic Gundotra, shooting images from its rear-facing camera in some tropical location. Furthermore, leaked shots of the 10" slate prove that it does indeed look like a blown-up Galaxy Nexus. With the Nexus 7 going over pretty well for ASUS and Google, it seems high time for a 10" version to come on it and undercut pricing on Apple's iPad. Of course, pricing remains an unknown until the event finds a new date, but here's what is being reported.
First off, it's running a new version of Android (v4.2), and it's powered by a potent 1.7GHz Exynos 5250 chip developed by Samsung. There's a Mali-T604 GPU, 2GB of memory, a 5MP rear camera, NFC and Wi-Fi, 16GB of internal storage, no microSD slot and a Super AMOLED display. It's the panel that's apt to cause the most commotion, though, as there's a native 2,560 x 1,600 screen resolution. That's definitely on par with the iPad's Retina technology, and if Google can keep the cost under $499, it'll suddenly become quite the value for those in the 10" tablet market.
This definitely looks to be one of the killer slates of 2012. If it's priced right, would you consider one?