Google Prepares New Version of Nexus 10

Tablet Nexus 10 already reaches the second generation, receiving a new chipset, able to provide a significant increase in performance.

Together with the 2560×1600-pixel resolution of the screen – higher than what iPad 3 and iPad 4 are currently offering – the second generation of Nexus 10 brings performance to the competition offered by Apple. If in the current version, the tablet comes with a dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 chipset, equipped with ARM Cortex-A15 cores and Mali-T604 GPU, the version to be unveiled at the MWC 2013 switches to a quad-core chipset and octo-core Mali-T678 GPU.

By far the most interesting, the graphics core Mali-T678 is a major upgrade from the old T604. The new GPU comes equipped with 8 processors based on a new architecture, which, besides 3D gaming and video content, can serve to accelerate compatible GPGPU applications as well, such as collision and physical effects in games. In terms of facilities, the new GPU provides OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/3.0 certification, is compatible with OpenCL 1.1 applications and can use the Renderscript Compute engine, implemented by Google as an alternative to the standard OpenCL, specifically tailored to the needs of Android 4.1.

According to, the prototype presented for now in a housing identical to the previous model offers a significant increase in performance, compared to the current tablet Nexus 10. When it will be finished, the design of the new housing promises to solve some of the limitations of the current version, described by some critics as too trivial and dull.

With a little luck we may have a first contact with the prototype of the second generation of the tablet Nexus 10 at the MWC 2013, event that will take place in Barcelona during the next month. An official introduction for the tablet Nexus 10 would be scheduled for the Google I/O conference, which will be held in mid-May 2013.

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