Nexus 10 2 Release Date to Be Q3 2014

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The Nexus 10 2 release date could be set for Q3 2014.

A new report from Motoring Crunch claims that Google has hired HTC to create the new Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. There are also other sources who stated that the new Nexus 10 could be released before the end of Q3 2014.

The device is rumored to feature a nVidia Tegra 4 processor or as Qualcomm 800 Snapdragon, Adreno GPU 330, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2.1-megapixel front shooter, a 9500mAh battery and a 10-inch display with 2560 x 1600 resolution at 299 ppi.

This new report follows a previous on from February stating that HTC would create the new Nexus 10.

News of the device being discontinued by Google was tweeted out by Russian blogger Elder Murtazin earlier this year-- he has a lot of experience in the smartphone and tablet industry. The basis for this cancelation had to do with the company's decision to focus more on its Google Play Edition devices.

"Nexus line by Google is over in 2015 :) Yes- this line will be replaced by Play Edition," said Murtazin on Twitter. "Google won't be competitor in hardware for Samsung or any other brand. Moto is under question in that landscape. They will be reprofiled."

The Nexus 10 2 was originally expected to debut at the end of 2013, following in the footsteps of the original model that was released around that same time in 2012. However, by the end of December it was clear to most that Google had no intention of releasing it before 2014.

Various rumors regarding the slate included leaked specs and pictures that could have been illustrations of the device. It was originally expected to be made by Samsung and then rumors started point to ASUS as the manufacturer. Now it seems that neither of them will take on the task.