Nexus 10 with Android 5.0 likelihood at I/O

By Alan Ng - Feb 17, 2014

As we prepare to enter March, we are still no closer to finding out the highly anticipated new Nexus 10 release date in 2014. Google has once again kept consumers waiting, frustrating a lot in the process who have since turned their attention to other tablets on the market.

One of those is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, which many consumers argue is better than anything on the market at the moment. Google may have a say on that with the Nexus 10 successor, but they are yet to show their hand and we wonder when we’ll eventually see the device.

Let’s not forget that this is a tablet that was ‘supposedly’ due to release during the 2013 Holiday season but never did. Truth be told though, Google never gave any hints of this, but the rumor mill at the time was in overdrive suggesting this to be a forgone conclusion.

Skip forward to today and Google are still playing their silent tactics. With MWC 2014 almost upon us, we doubt that Google will be unveiling the Nexus 10 at the event, with focus seemingly on the Google Glass tech at the moment.

the Nexus 10 love affair goes on..

the Nexus 10 love affair goes on..

On a more positive note though, we are also closing in on Google I/O 2014, the company’s annual event where we usually see new hardware on show.

With this in mind, is it now likely to assume that the Nexus 10 will be saved for an unveiling at Google I/0, along with a possible Nexus 8 tablet and/or Nexus 6 smartphone?

We know that Google are not fond of sharing the spotlight with other manufacturers, so don’t be surprised if this happens. One exciting rumor that is going around at the moment, suggests that the new Nexus 10 tablet could be the first device to run Android 5.0.

Will we finally see Google Babel with Android 5?

Will we finally see Google Babel with Android 5?

One potential major Android 5.0 feature that has been discussed is the integration of Google Babel / Babble – the company’s cross platform integration service that was previously in beta and attempts to merge all of your social chat services into one – perhaps offering something separate to Hangouts.

Obviously we don’t want to read too far into this likelihood as Google has become infamous for not saying a single thing until absolutely necessary – just like Apple.

For those optimists out there though, are you starting to believe that Google I/O 2014 could now been the new destination for the Nexus 10 release? Remember to have your say on potential Nexus 10 specs from HTC here.

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  • pauladev

    I always had Nexus,, because of price and performance, 4, 7, 5, and have been waiting impatiently since the rumours of a new 10 last September. I had been given an iPad 1 in 2011, and despite disliking the Apple marketing and ethos, I had been very impressed, and it was still giving good service, with long battery life after two and a half years, despite having been abandoned by Apple when iOS6 was introduced.
    I thought the Nexus 10 would be the answer, but after 6 months of speculation and no news, went for an iPad Air, as I am sure many others did
    The most impressive thing was how easy it was to setup just as I wanted via the much maligned iTunes. All done in less than 30 minutes with 120 apps, and all my music and videos available to download as required. So much easier than my migration of Nexus 4 to 5!
    Of course the least impressive thing was the price, and Google could have had my money if they had announced something firm. For the sheer quality and user friendliness, I have no regrets of buying the iPad Air, even if Google bring out a Nexus 10 tomorrow, and if it lasts as long as my iPad1 and still has 10+ hours of battery life I will be very happy.

  • Nexus_FrEak

    “One potential major Android 5.0 feature that has been discussed is the integration of Google Babel / Babble” This is a joke right?

    • Chris

      Looks Like Alan Ng has been living under a rock for the last 9 months!

      • NgTurbo

        Under a rock seems safer than the US or UK at the moment 🙂

    • NgTurbo

      Separate to Hangouts.