There have been a range of rumored dates for a new Google Nexus 10 2, but so far the dates have come and gone. The latest is the possibility that the Google Nexus 10 2 launch will be at, or just before, the Consumer Electronics Show 2014. So far, the tech giant has refused to confirm or deny any of the dates mentioned and is still keeping quite tight-lipped about the possible release of a second-generation Nexus 10 tablet.
The tech company has been quiet about the release of a few devices. The Google Nexus 5 was released without any pre-marketing. Users simply found the device on Google Play one day. It brings the question whether this is something that the company will do with the second-gen Nexus 10. Others question whether the company is really planning on bringing out a new Nexus 10 device.
The initial rumor of the device was in October 2012, just after the release of the Nexus 5. That was then pushed back to Black Friday and then to Cyber Monday. By the middle of December, most Nexus fans had decided that the tech giant was leaving it until 2014 to release the second version of its flagship 10-inch tablet.
The downside to the 10-inch device is that it is lagging behind in some features when compared to Apple’s iPad Air and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 tab. The 10 2 would need some major upgrades to compete with those devices, whenever (or if) it is released. Maybe the wait has been to make sure those features are ready, and the Google Nexus 10 2 will wow everyone if launched at the Consumer Electronic Show 2014? Of course, the company could also decide to release something completely different.
The CES 2014 will be the perfect time to release a new gadget, or at least a new generation of an existing one. It is a great platform for all companies to release anything new and exciting, since there are so many tech enthusiasts there to try it. There is not long to wait for the show, either. It starts in Las Vegas on January 7, running until January 10. For those who do not know, it is an annual event for all those interested in technology and electronics.
The question on many minds is why this date? There have been so many and Google has yet to confirm anything. The speculation comes from Walmart offering good discounts on current Nexus tablet. This was a sign that the tech giant was releasing a second generation of the Nexus 7 in November.
The retail giant is offering $50.99 off the current 32 GB version of the 10-inch tablet, so it is now at $449. The Nexus 7 is being offered at a 10 percent discount of $179.99 instead of $199.99.
Stores tend to reduce the price of current stock when they know they will get a new device. However, it is also the season for discounts, and entices many people to spend their gift money. It is important not to read too much into it.
Many tech enthusiasts will keep an eye on Google in January 2014. Could it be possible that the long-awaited Google Nexus 10 2 will be launched at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014?
By Alexandria Ingham
International Business Times