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Is Cyber Monday also Nexus 10 Day?

Posted by Alan at 1:54 AM on December 2, 2013

Android LogoRumors of a new Nexus 10 tablet began way back in June when Google released the new seven-inch version of the tablet. Subsequently, the current ten-inch model went out of stock in October, never to return and adding momentum to the rumor mill. We thought it may come with the Nexus 5, then there were stories of a November 22nd release date.

The latest word is a Cyber Monday announcement, though admittedly this doesn’t seem to have much traction. It was reported by Phone Arena and failed to generate any real attention. “Unfortunately, there is nothing concrete about this rumor, and it still leaves a couple big questions hanging over the new tablet, like what the specs may be”, the report reads. Yes, that doesn’t sound very credible.

But then, curiously, Android Central, which does get good information had a rather interesting post from its editor later in the evening that began “I should really know better than to actually say ‘I think I’m done traveling for the year’ out loud. Because here I find myself, in Palo Alto, Calif., once again. In the same hotel, actually, that I stayed at for Google’s Honeycomb event back in 2011″. Nickinson went on to point out that he couldn’t yet say why he was there, but we’d find out in a few weeks.

This can obviously go several ways. One, it has nothing to do with the Nexus 10. Two, Google is showing off something under NDA and plans to release the new Nexus while it just happens to have the reporters all gathered. Or, three, it’s the Nexus 10, but it isn’t ready yet for release. Which do you think it is?

Happy Nexus Day!

Posted by Alan at 9:54 AM on November 13, 2012

This morning at 9am PST Google will officially begin selling their new Nexus devices from the Play store.  The new phones and tablets, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, are going to be retailing for anywhere from $299 to $499 depending on the device and storage capacity.  The sales are on a gradual roll out based on your time zone and there are already reports from Australia and the U.K. of sell-outs.

Pricing

  • Nexus 4 – 8 GB – $299
  • Nexus 4 – 16 GB – $349
  • Nexus 10 – 16 GB – $399
  • Nexus 10 – 32 GB – $499

Will you be grabbing one of the new Android devices? I personally have mixed feelings on these.  While the LG Nexus 4 is certainly a nice looking phone and does come with the brand new Android 4.2 operating system, but it also comes WITHOUT LTE.  As for the Nexus 10, I understand that Google wanted a Nexus tablet to compete with the full-size iPad.  However, do we really need a 10 inch Android tablet?  Existing ones have so far proven less popular than 7 inch versions.  A Windows 8 10 inch tablet?  Sure.  An Android 10 inch tablet?  Perhaps not.

Regardless of my personal questions, the new devices seem to be off to a quick start.  We’re only moments away from the official U.S. launch so, if you are interested, then head over to Google Play now.

Update: Nexus 4 16GB sold out in less than 10 minutes.