Nexus 10 2 News: Possible 2014 Release Date, Tablet Could Operate on Android L

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There have been many rumors about the Nexus 10 2, with one camp saying that the gadget will never be released, while another is claiming that it's well on its way to the market.

Currently, there are rumors saying that the original 10-inch design has been scrapped and a newer, 8.9 inch design has been approved. Evleaks has announced on Twitter that the tablet will be developed by Asus. However, HTC is currently rumored to be the top contender for the Nexus 10 2.

The tablet's specs and features continue to be a mystery, but the Nexus 10 2 is expected to be slimmer than its predecessors. It is also said to be operating on the new Android OS, the Android L, and it will supposedly have boomsound speakers on the front.

As for its appearance, it is expected to come out in an aluminium body, and is currently being developed and discussed under the codename "Volantis."

The Android tablet is said to feature an 8.9 inch screen, with 2048 x 1440 pixels at 281 ppi. It is also rumored to have a 3MP front camera and an 8MP back camera. It is expected to come with a 64bit Nvidia Tegra processor, and is supposed to have a 2GB RAM and will be available in 16 and 32GB versions.

As of this writing, there is no official word on the release date yet, but experts are speculating that the device could be released sometime in the fourth quarter of 2014, which is around the same time Google officially launches the Android L update.