With the rumours Google Nexus 10 2 tablet around, it remains to be seen when the official release date is out. As of now, there are no signs of the release before 2013 ends. A new year release is more likely for the much awaited tablet.

With holidays in full swing, it was probable that Google would have announced the tablet release before Black Friday shopping fiesta. It is safe to assume now that Google would not release the device in the coming few weeks, given that many users would have finalised on their decisions regarding what device to bring home. If a few reports have to be believed, Google Nexus 10 2 might be scrapped away, once the previous generation Nexus 10 is sold out. 16GB variant of Nexus 10 has been already sold out, the 32GB variant is still in stock on the Play Store. There is information going around that may imply that Google is currently focusing on releasing 8-inch tablet to compete head on with Apple iPad mini. Maybe the tech giant knows the smaller devices do well in the market, perhaps taking a leaf out of Apple’s book?

Whether the information is correct or not, Android aficionados will definitely want to grab Nexus 10 2 if the tablet does release. Nexus 10 2 has been expected to be powered by quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The tablet may have the same screen size as in the Nexus 10, but with Gorilla Glass 3 coating for protecting it against damages and scratches. From the featured 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution at 299 ppi of the screen, it seems the tablet is highly suited for HD viewing. Up to 64GB expandable memory is possible. With battery capacity of 9,500mAh, Nexus 10 2 can give some fierce competition to Apple iPad Air.