On Wednesday, Sundar Pichai announced the updated 2013 of the Nexus 7, Google’s nearly pocket-sized tablet. But what of the Nexus 7’s larger sibling, the Nexus 10? While released a bit later than the original Nexus 7 (at the same time that Google announced the 32GB and HSPA+ Nexus 7), the Nexus 10 is still beginning to get a bit old at least in technology terms.
Fortunately, according to Amir Efrati of the Wall Street Journal, Sundar Pichai has plans for a new Nexus 10 as well. Though not part of the official announcement Wednesday, Pichai apparently said that we can “expect to see new 10-inch Nexus 10 Android tablet [made by Samsung] in the near future.”
The current Nexus 10 already has 2GB of RAM and an impressively pixel dense display, both of which were new features for the latest Nexus 7. However, the Nexus 10’s dual-core Exynos 5 could certainly use an upgrade, and the hardware could also be slimmed down a bit.
Though it likely won’t be as big of an upgrade as the new Nexus 7 was, a faster and sleeker Nexus 10 would certainly be a welcome addition to the Nexus family. With Android 4.3 and a few small hardware upgrades, the new Nexus 10 should continue to be a very good tablet, and the more comparable iPad alternative directly from Google.