The rumors about the Google Nexus 10 2 tablet have been proven wrong, again. The news comes after the first generation model is back in stock on the Play Store.
Two weeks ago, the 10-inch tablet was out of stock on the Play Store, leaving many customers disappointed and tech experts predicting the release of a new generation of the device. This was not the first time reports of a new tablet had hit the internet.
Rumors of a second generation of the tablet have been making the rounds, since September 2013, when the Google Nexus 5 initially hit the scenes. The release of the Nexus 5 was so quiet, that many people were shocked to see it suddenly available on the Play Store. A lack of confirmation about the 10 2 device was not a concern with that in mind.
When the device did not follow, Black Friday was predicted as the day of the launch, and then Cyber Monday when it still did not show. Soon, tech enthusiasts resigned to the fact that they would have to wait until the New Year, with a possible release at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. That date came and went and there was still no sign of the new Google Nexus device.
When a device goes out of stock for a prolonged period of time, it is usually a sign that something new is coming. It was understandable that people started to believe the long-awaited for second generation tablet was on its way. However, today has proven the Nexus 10 2 rumors wrong when the Google Nexus 10 appeared back in stock.
The International Business Times suggests that Google needs to do something. Apple is quickly taking over with its range of tablet devices, including the iPad Mini with Retina Display. The new Apple device is suspected to take 16 percent of the total iPad sales, and is defeating other 8-inch tablets on the market.
The question is whether the Nexus line will survive. Guardian Liberty Voice has previously reported that Google may be getting rid of the line in favor of the Play Edition line. This news came from predictions from Russian blogger Edgar Murtazin. While his predictions have been hit and miss, in the past, a lack of second generation 10-inch tablets seems to favor his ideas.
Some people believe that Google is waiting for the release of a new Android system. There are rumors that the device will have Android 4.5, which could be a completely new system or an upgrade of the latest KitKat system. However, the tech giant has only just released Android 4.4, meaning people will have to wait a little longer if this rumor holds any truth.
Google remains extremely tight-lipped about the new device, along with plans for the future. This has annoyed many fans of the Android devices. There are many waiting to see if the Nexus 10 2 will make an appearance, with people holding off buying other devices in the hope that it will appear. Many others have given in and bought other devices after seeing so many Google Nexus 10 2 rumors being proven wrong, again and again.
By Alexandria Ingham
International Business Times
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