Do Nexus 10 stock issues hint that a new model’s about to drop?
As you’re probably well aware by now, there’s been no shortage when it comes to leaks and rumors about the next Nexus smartphone, set to arrive as the Nexus 5. We’re still not sure just when the handset will go official (and despite Google throwing an event tonight, word is that there won’t be any new announcements, Nexus-related or otherwise), but we’ve seen enough so far to have a decent understanding of what’s waiting for us. The story hasn’t been quite the same for the Nexus 10, and despite a few signs pointing to this new hardware, it’s remained a much larger mystery. Now we’re wondering if it’s nearly time for this new tablet to make its debut, as we see the old Nexus 10 experience some inventory hiccups.
In the US Play Store, the 16GB Nexus 10 is sold out. That evidence may be circumstantial at best, but it would be in line with letting stocks dwindle as Google prepares to introduce a 2013 mode of the tablet.
You might remember that early rumors seemed to suggest Samsung would return to make this year’s Nexus 10, though more recently there have been leaks pointing to ASUS instead. We’ve also spotted a new render going around, purporting to be this new Nexus 10. We’re including it below for your edification, but there are some major problems with this, and we’re leaning towards believing that this is just a fan render based on the recent Nexus 5 slip-up on Google Play itself.