While ASUS and Google have shown their hand first with the release of the Nexus 7 2, it will be up to Apple to prove that the iPad mini 2 is the better option. Having said that, the changes to the Nexus 7 and its aggressive pricing will make it a tough tablet to beat, although we’re sure Apple is up to the task.
At the other end of the scale is the iPad 5, which will be going up against the Nexus 10 sequel. We are not certain if it will be called the new Nexus 10, Nexus 10 v2 or even the Nexus 11, although we have to wonder if it will follow in the footsteps of its smaller sibling?
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Whatever happens there needs to be some fundamental changes, just as we except to see with the iPad 5th generation. We already offered an insight into expected Surface Pro 2 vs. iPad 5 and Nexus 11 specs, but that was going on the assumption that the Nexus 10 would be upgraded to 11, much like we assume with the Nexus 4 successor being the Nexus 5.
Having said that, with the news that Motorola could release a Nexus 4 v2, this does make us wonder if there will not be a Nexus 11? It does make sense because why would Google and whomever they will partner with for the Nexus 10 successor wish to increase the screen size to 11-inches?
Back in April it was assumed that there was in fact going to be a Nexus 11 and an 8-core Exynos CPU would power it. However, going back to what we said earlier, the release of the new Nexus 7 could point to a new nexus 10 instead.
The new iPad 5 looks as though it will receive a design upgrade to its display, as it should have a much thinner bezel. However, the biggest change will be to its operating system, as it will come with iOS 7. The next Nexus 10 device is expected to come with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.