At first, maybe it was cute: Google was still new to its role as a retailer, and Nexus hardware would go up for sale without matching accessories available. But then that started becoming a running theme, and devices like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 saw their accessories added to the Play Store months, if not the better part of a year after the hardware’s initial release. It doesn’t look like Google’s learned any lessons, as this annoying trend continues today, with the Nexus 10′s case finally going up for sale.
The good news is that it’s pretty affordable. The full-sized “Book Cover” snaps onto the Nexus 10′s rear panel and only costs $30; considering the dinky little piece of plastic that comprises the Nexus 4′s bumper is $20 itself, that feels like a decent value in comparison. Two color options are available, either in gray or scarlet.
The Samsung-made Nexus 10 continues to fly under the radar a bit, outshined by the eminently more affordable Nexus 7, but with a killer 2560 x 1600 resolution and A15-based Exynos processor, it’s still one of the best Android tablets around. We’re not sure if just making a case available will be enough to stir-up interest in the Android tablet, but it sure can’t hurt. Although, with Google I/O just around the corner, we wouldn’t be surprised if some potential customers were putting off their purchasing decisions until they learn what the next wave of Nexus hardware will bring.