We’ve been patiently waiting the release of the Nexus 10 2013. Google has already released the new Nexus 5 and also the Nexus 7, but where is the Nexus 1o 2o13?
Earlier last week John Freml was wondering where this much anticipated tablet was, and raised an interesting idea. He said, “What if the Nexus 10 is a chrome os tablet?”. The idea at first seems a bit radical, but the more you think about it, the more sense it makes. Google has been pushing touch screen compatibility with the recent announcement of the Acer C720P Chromebook and also the older Chromebook Pixel.
As of right now Android is dominating the tablet market share in devices with smaller form factors, but seems to be having trouble stacking up with the larger tablets like the iPad. Many of you have probably noticed on the original Nexus 10, applications and the OS in general doesn’t seem to translate well on larger screens.
I agree with John Freml that it’s definitely possible that the Nexus 10 2013 releases with Chrome OS, but I think it’s more likely for it to also dual boot Android. Many consumers are already familiar with the Android Operating System and aren’t looking for a full on laptop replacement. Giving the consumer the option to choose would be a great way to slowly start giving Chrome OS a larger role in the tablet industry.
However, I also think it’s possible that Google could also unveil a device similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro’s type cover and make the Nexus 10 2013 a hybrid tablet / computer.
The Nexus 10 2013 could come standard with the Android OS installed, but once you attach the magnetic keyboard, Chrome OS pops up and you have a full fledged chrome book.
It is also completely possible that I’m overthinking this and maybe Google is just making sure they have enough stock to meet the demand of this future tablet. Anyway, let me know what you all think in the comments section below, will Google unveil a Chrome OS hybrid Android tablet? Is this something you would be interested in?