Nexus 10 2014 render, specs leak; can we trust them? (Probably not)

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Update: While we were giving this leak the benefit of the doubt at first, no sooner had we published this post when @evleaks decided to step back from even his “we just don’t know” stance to a “this is probably a fake” one, citing the discovery that the same leak had been sent to other recipients with differing details. Dagnabit!

Android’s been dominating the headlines for most of the day so far, and the platform’s not taking any breaks now. A few hours back we were talking about the possibility of seeing a new Nexus 10 arrive, with Google appearing to have run down its stocks on the old 2012 model. That’s driven speculation that a new Nexus 10 is almost ready to arrive, but what can we expect from the actual hardware? A new rumor this afternoon attempts to nail-down some of the specifics – assuming we can trust it.

While this report comes from the usually accurate @evleaks, he’s being upfront with his own uncertainty as to the veracity of this info. As such, take it with a grain of salt (or the spice of your choice).

We’ve got another Samsung-made Nexus 10 here; while there was early talk of Google going with another OEM, Samsung’s been the center of all the recent Nexus 10 chatter. This angled look makes it difficulty to say for sure, but those bezels are definitely striking us as being a bit thinner than the first-gen tablet.

As for internals, we can reportedly expect an Exynos 5 SoC, 2560 x 1600 display, 3GB of RAM, 16GB and 32GB storage options, and a 5MP rear camera with 3MP front-facer. Of all that, only the Exynos 5 sounds a little odd, but it’s still within the realm of plausibility.

And then there’s the ending note to this leak: 4.5. That number’s dropped without any context, but sure has us thinking about the next version of Android. We haven’t seen any signs of work on Android 4.5 so far, so could that mean that we’re getting the new Nexus 10 later, rather than sooner?

Source: @evleaks (Google+)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!