For the last week or so, there have been rumors about the release date of the second version of the Nexus 10. Leaks to the press have seen Google confirm the release date of the Google Nexus 10 2 for Black Friday, just in time for the sales. More than that, the internet giant has also confirmed that its original Nexus 10 will be reduced in price on that day.
Android Operating System Update
Part of the new additions to the Android world includes the new operating system. Android 4.4, better known as KitKat, was released on November 22 for the original 10-inch tablet. The update didn’t go without hiccups for many but eventually it was loaded, running and people saw the software Google has worked hard on to develop.
Upgrading at the moment is risky business. While Google has officially released KitKat, the OTA development is still underway. There could be bugs and issues when you first upgrade, so you need to make the decision whether you want to risk it or wait a couple of weeks for a painless switch-over.
Bundles for the Google Nexus 10
The first generation of the Nexus 10 will be available at a lower price. As part of the confirmations, Google is offering the 16GB tablet for about $320 on the Play Store, with the 32GB version about $100 more. It goes hand-in-hand with the leaked/possibly confirmed Black Friday release date of the Google Nexus 10 2.
However, other stores around the country will be offering better deals. Some stores have already confirmed that they will offer the Google Nexus 7 at a lower deal of $199 but they haven’t quite confirmed their deals for the 10-inch version. Rumors are that bundle deals will be available. The Nexus 10 will be available with screen covers, car chargers, stands and other great accessories. Many people will need to answer the question of whether they want to save on the tablet or gain the extras.
There are already discounts on some stores, especially the likes of eBay and Amazon.
Google Rumors of the Nexus 8
There are still rumors about the Google Nexus 8 but there are high chances that it will be released on Black Friday, too. This is when Apple’s new iPad Mini is being released so Google will want to compete and the Nexus 8 tablet is the way for them to do that. Nothing has been leaked about that tablet yet.
The Google Nexus 10 2 will be up against Apple’s new iPad Air on the day, so it makes sense for Google to want to bring it out on Black Friday. So far, rumors include the Snapdragon quad-core 800 chip and 2560 x 1600 resolution. It will also have the KitKat operating system.
Google hasn’t confirmed publicly, but leaks from the press state the release date for the Google Nexus 10 2 is Black Friday. The price is rumored to be between $400 and $450 for the 16GB version with Wi-Fi and mobile internet, which battles against Apple’s starting price of $500 for the Air.
By Alexandria Ingham
International Business Times