Now that most of the updated version of the most popular tablets have been released lately except for the new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, there’s only one other top-specs tablet awaiting an update and launch – the new Asus/Google Nexus 10.
(UPDATED: See the latest status on new Nexus tablets.)
While it is rumored to appear within a month, there’s little about the rumored specs that makes people wait for it. If the rumors are true, it will be a fairly generation 1 similar 10.1-inch Android tablet, with a 2560×1600 resolution, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and possibly a large 9500mAh battery to keep it running with.
These specs are not bad at all. In fact they are very good, but specs were good on the first Nexus 10 too, but that didn’t seem to matter much for sales in the end. What Google is expected to bring to the tablet however is the new Android 4.4 Kit Kat, which makes sense if Google wants to launch a tablet with a difference. But will it be enough to compete against formidable tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, Asus Transformer Pad TF701, or the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 which at 339 PPI have the highest PPI for any tablet? It will be exciting to see what Google have in store for us, if any, since most Nexus tablet rumors so far have remained just rumors.
(Amazon’s ad before the iPad Air release)
In the meantime, Amazon and Apple are battling for the first place for tablets. Apple iPad have had the lead for a long time, but Kindle Fire tablets have been catching up, especially after the international release last year. The tablet advertising battle could become entertaining this fall.
– Tom Bowen