Consider us floored: pictures from a booklet claiming to be a Nexus 10 manual (and I think that claim looks pretty well-founded) have leaked on Korean blog Seeko. I'm not even going to say any more before just showing you the evidence.

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Sure, it's possible to fake something like this, and no, this doesn't mean for sure that we'll see the Nexus 10 unveiled at Google's NYC event next week, but this pretty much confirms the existence of the thing.

We've known there's been a Nexus tablet floating around - the Nexus 10 has actually showed up in our server logs multiple times in the past few weeks.

Now, the manual does inherently confirm a few other things: the tablet is ready for official production, meaning the design is finalized, and that we can probably expect to see it in the relatively-near-future. Whether the "near future" is an unveiling next week, we can't be sure. But we've heard so many rumblings about a 10" Samsung Nexus tablet that we really don't feel much in the way of hesitance on calling this the real McCoy.

Seeko via The Verge

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  • http://twitter.com/_vinr vinothr

    Looks like it was made by Playskool for 2yr olds.

    • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

      Can you really tell by the manual sketch?

    • Nate

      Right, because you can tell exactly how it looks from a crappy drawing in a manual...

      • bloomtronzero

        Well, it looks a lot like a Galaxy tab, and if those are anything to go by...

    • hot_spare

      I will take that if it runs a Exynos 5250 and with a WQXGA display. Do you want to trade this for a S4 and HD screen instead?

  • Vin

    That looks..ugly.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ssmathison Scott Mathison

      Am I missing something? I don't see a picture of it here, just the sketch, which doesn't show the kind of materials being used or how the entire thing looks as a whole.

    • bloomtronzero

      It looks like a Galaxy Tab. Hopefully it isn't as shitty to hold on to as a Galaxy Tab. The back plastic is.... it's shit. It caves in when you hold it.

      I mean, one of the best parts of the Nexus 7 is how awesome it is to hold onto. That rubberised backing. It feels solid. I really hope someone took notes there.

      • Bleakvision

        Last years Galaxy Tabs 10.1, 8.9 and 7.7 actually looked really nice. This year...oh man just get them out of my face. This horrible design language with the "speaker ears" actually started withe the Galaxy tab 10.1N, which was designed to avoid injunctions raised in Germany.

        • bloomtronzero

          Last year's looked nice, but they still felt like shit to hold. The back plastic actually compresses when you hold it. It's awful. I have one of the old 10.1's, you see. Horrendous build quality. It's all well and good once you slap one of the official cases on, though, as it reinforces the back and actually looks quite nice, but man are they crap when left stock.

  • Malufor

    actualy i like the design. notification led? nice.

  • Nate

    In before people start complaining about the
    proprietary charging port

    • Casen Brashear

      Not proprietary, there is micro USB sized hole in the middle of the shaded area....

      Or is it mini.... I can never remember

      • vido.ardes

        Why would it have 2 microUSB ports?

        • Casen Brashear

          Touche...... I was wrong... awell

    • Jack Paleczny

      it has a micro usb port as well!

      • Danny Holyoake

        It will not charge via the micro-usb port.

      • Nate

        The Xoom had a micro USB and proprietary port, the micro usb was't used for charging.

    • http://www.facebook.com/andresdroid Andres Schmois

      Tablets require more voltage, micro-usb just doesn't have the capability.

      • http://twitter.com/Luckbuckets Evan Lucken

        Then how does the nexus 7 get away with using Micro USB? just use a wall charger and it works fine.

        • Matt Alexander

          The Nexus 7 requires less power than this and takes ages to charge

      • spunker88

        Usually only more current, any tablet I've seen still has a 3.7V battery in it but at a much higher mAh capacity. So in order to get the charging time lower more current is used, but they can also be trickle charged via lower current phone chargers.

        • http://www.facebook.com/andresdroid Andres Schmois

          My Asus transformer requires both more voltage and current. If it didn't need more voltage, usb would work fine, since it outputs 5v max, and current is "technically" not very limited. Trickle charge however will only work when the tablet is off. Otherwise you would be using up the battery as it charges.

    • Faust

      I think the port is there for accessories and whatnot. I mean why not? I can see them coming out with a dock for this!

  • Drayon

    Samsung, why?

    • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

      Cuz yes?

      • Drayon

        But they make it look like a hug sIII

        • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

          There is a cover for that? :p

  • Casen Brashear

    And no SD card slot... sad sad panda

    • Nate

      Dude it's a Nexus...

      • Casen Brashear

        I can still be sad about it... my nexus 7 makes me weep almost daily. But then I remember its better than most other tablets, so I let the lack of it slide..

        Also, googles lame excuse about manufacturers not leaving enough room so they make it all one block is a lame excuse.
        Because every manufacturer, other than the nexus program, has the internal memory partitioned, which ruins Googles plan, and then they offer a SD slot because they know its a better user experience then relying on the cloud to view media.

        Google = lame with no SD slot.

        • Zak Taccardi

          I've gone the SD-card route with my phone and the nexus route, and I prefer the nexus way. I don't have to deal with mounting/dismounting cards - data is accessible all the time, and there is no partition for app storage vs sdcard storage....it's all one big block of data. Admittedly, Google should offer the Nexus 7 in 32gb + 64gb variaties, 16gb is too small for me and 8 is a joke.

          • Casen Brashear

            I have never ever dismount or mounted my SD card in any of my phones..... I just plug my computer to my phone, drag everything over to the new drive, wait a bit, then unplug.

            Your argument is odd....

          • BrianLipp

            what youre doing is mounting and dismounting the sd card. when you plug your phone into the computer, it mounts the sd card. that means if you then try to use your phone (ie, download something and want to move it to the sd card) you cant because it is mounted onto the computer. On the Nexii, when you plug them into a computer, you can access the files on the internal storage, but you can also use the phone while still connected and download and install whatever

          • http://www.facebook.com/andresdroid Andres Schmois

            This is incorrect. The sd card no longer mounts to the computer. This makes drivers needed, but it no longer needs to mount (at least the devices I have).

          • Casen Brashear

            Still, its basically seamless, and i don't leave it plugged in all day. Just the 5 minutes or so i need to transfer.

          • Zak Taccardi

            I can use the 32gb in my sprint gnex any way I like. I can have 25gb of apps if I really wanted. You are stuck with the ~2gb partitioned if you have an SD card most likely. You can re-partition if you really want to, but that is not so easy.

          • Casen Brashear

            But, that's the only device with that much storage... BTW my RAZR has 16, and I can use 8...when I add my SD card I have 72......so I like SD slot

          • jacob

            agreed. even with my galaxy nexus, 32gb is the least i would want in a device that doesn't have a micro-sd card slot.

      • moelsen8

        that shouldn't be an excuse, especially with google's newfound infatuation with 8gb internal storage.

        • Nate

          The beauty of Android is that there are options, you want a SD slot get a S3 and call it a day

          • moelsen8

            I don't want an S3, I want a nexus. But I also want a reasonable amount of local storage.

          • http://twitter.com/ericcamil Eric Camil Jr

            Root your Nexus and just use a flash drive and a USB OTG cable. I have the 8gb and for reading and playing a few games it's been terrific, sure it doesn't hurt to have the option for 32gb or even 64gb but space isn't a problem.

          • moelsen8

            rooted, have the cable, have stickmount. it's a solution, just not very elegant whatsoever. which is why i want microsd.

    • tookieboy

      i really don't see how is it so difficult to use an OTG cable + thumbdrive combo if you need extra storage. you want cheap and good stuff, and you want everything. don't sound plausible.

      would you put an SD and mark up the price? eventually people are going to complain: everything is in the cloud! why do i need to pay for an SD slot?!?!?!!

      • http://twitter.com/ericcamil Eric Camil Jr

        ^ just posted this, looked below. saw your post and went.. Damn too slow.

      • moelsen8

        when you're talking 8gb, with like 5-6 usable, how do you justify it when you consider that a lot of the great newer games can be 1gb+.. up to 3.x even? that'd be just one app. that's why i think 8gb is crazy. 16gb gives at least some breathing room. i don't want to have to uninstall one game so that i can play another.

        • http://twitter.com/BlaqkRoxstar ناثانيل غراهام

          Am I missing something because I see no where that this will tablet will have 8gb

          • moelsen8

            you're right, i think we just ventured into this whole argument based on the sd slot comments and the fact that google is still pumping out devices with 8gb internal storage in 2012 (see nexus 4 carphone info today, N7...).

      • Casen Brashear

        because that idea is f^ck ugly, and has 2 more items I have to carry or worry about losing...

        Also, how do you charge and use the USB stick....

        Crappy workaround is crappy.

        • moelsen8

          thank you. i wish people would realize that while it may be a solution, it's a pretty awful solution.

        • BrianLipp

          the image shows a separate charging port, which means a proprietary connector, which also means that the micro usb slot will be open to use while charging, and will probably be mainly for moving files to/from the device. OTG cables are like 2 inches long, and if youre carrying this tablet around you probably also have some sort of bag with you, in which the cable and usb stick wont take up any space at all. Its a workaround, but a workaround that doesnt take as much effort as everyone seems to think it does

          • Casen Brashear

            Yes, on this tablet its doable. My Nexus 7 on the other hand..

    • http://www.facebook.com/michaelgonzalez2012 Michael Gonzalez

      I actually had the same problem with my GS3. When I purchased and installed an SD Card I learned that the GS3 doesn't allow you to move apps to external storage via apps like App2SD.

      Sadly I think they are moving away from apps being stored externally anyhow. Mainly because external storage runs slower than internal and you want performance. However the only problem I have with that is that some of my games are huge these days. I can think of several games which each take 1-2 GB. At that size I don't have enough internal storage space and would like the option to store it externally. I wouldn't mind slightly longer waiting times between loading levels if it meant I could put more games on my phone or tablet.

  • hot_spare

    Just a thought -- how come Samsung have better track record in concealing their devices compared to other OEMs? Looks at LG Nexus 4, or any Apple devices. People even knew date of launch/shipment, price, specs, design everything. SGS3 was relatively less "leaked" compared to other devices. There were few leaks with a "faux" cover just before the launch. Also same for Galaxy Camera. Same with Nexus 10. So few leaks when you consider iPad Mini or Nexus 4. Leaks take away a lot from product launch momentum.

    • Tora Mulligan

      Because for the most part Samsung is a completely vertical company, from design to production. That way they can keep their stuff much more tightly under wraps.

      • hot_spare

        Makes sense. As much as I love leaks, the launch event become such a "meh" event without any surprises.

        Technically, I am confused what I want. I want to see the leaks, but I also want to be surprised!

    • Mak D’Uniq

      most of the things inside are made by Samsung and its manufactured from Samsung factory

    • Glenn Patrick

      EVERYONE knew what the iPhone 5 looked like before it launched. Everyone also knew all there was to know about the iPhone 4. And the iPad Mini. So let's not pretend that Apple is the poster child of secrecy.

      • Freak4Dell

        That was exactly his point.

        • Glenn Patrick

          Misread it. My bad

  • Cam

    Officially confirms this Nexus event as a let-down (for me at least).
    Thanks for letting me hang on to my money for another year Goog.

    • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

      Why is a let down?

      • Casen Brashear

        Lack of SD slot is the let down. HD streaming will destroy any data plan in an hour if u tether to phone, or have a hotspot device.

        And, for every one who will say it, WiFi is NOT available everywhere. Especially inside the 8 foot thick concrete bunker walls where I work. Can't even get cell signal.. therefore, a tablet that has cloud stored media is useless.

        And I don't want to have to go through each day and decide what to make available off line.... it all should be off line.

        • http://twitter.com/BlaqkRoxstar ناثانيل غراهام

          You could always get a transformer prime

        • http://them3blog.wordpress.com/ Abel

          Yeah but is a nexus, Google is been having no SD on nexus for 3 years, word disappointing comes from believing something will occur and it didn't in the end, we know nexus phones not have removable SD.... yeah its a bummer but not a disappointing thing

        • atari37

          You claim to understand that it's a Nexus, meaning that chances of it shipping with an microSD card is 0, however, you feel letdown after the device is leaked with the expected specs? I don't get it. We know so little about this device, I don't think we should start feeling letdown or super excited. For all we know, there will be 16GB and 32GB storage options for both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.

          As someone already stated. If you want more than what a Nexus offers, then get the Transformer (the beauty of Android). If it's a Nexus you like, then take it as it is. No?

        • s44

          If you're using it at a fixed location like your office, you can certainly use an OTG setup.

      • Cam

        The LG Nexus device looks like an LG Galaxy Nexus. I was hoping for something new and a bit more daring.

        The Samsung tablet looks pretty terrible as well.

        Maybe I had high expectations, but I was really hoping this would be the year that we would have OEMs step up and create some really bold and beautiful hardware, not just another slab of black.

  • Bariman43

    Awww! I was so sure Moto would be making the next Nexus Tablet. That tablet doesn't really look good either. Granted, it's just a diagram and might look better in real life. We shall see. But I honestly don't think Samsung will be able to match the Nexus 7 in looks and build quality.

    • jwtsonga

      didnt nexus 7 have crappy build quality in general??? it looks great though

    • Bariman43

      6 downvotes, nice. I only complain because I love Android, but not enough to be a fanboy.

  • Greyhame

    A micro USB AND a charging port? For a dock, perhaps?

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  • Tom

    I care more about what's ON the screen than how the bevel looks (and this looks ok to me from what I can see). It's a 10" Nexus tablet, that says a lot about being desirable.

    • bloomtronzero

      Especially if it has that obscenely high resolution that the rumours say it has. 2,560 x 1,600 was it?

  • Robert Jakiel

    Quad core A15 or bust. Google needs to lay the law down hard and do it now. The holidays are coming and people want shiny and fast. A quad core Exynos 5450 w/ Mali 6xx GPU and 2 Gig RAM w/ 16 gig minimum storage would pretty much be the end all and be all for premium tablets. Now it is up to Google/Samsung to deliver otherwise an Exynos 5250 will be a little underwhelming. Come on Google! You can do it!

    • http://twitter.com/Puflim Puf Puf

      You don't have to wait until Monday to see if it's quad-core. It's not quad-core, because a quad-core A15 is *not possible* at the moment. The Exynos 5450 was never announced. It doesn't exist.

    • hot_spare

      Nobody has ever tested Exynos 5250 on a mobile phone, and you want to jump to quad core version. Hang on for a year, I am sure it will come. Dual core A15 is more than enough for now.

  • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

    Damn no Sd Port, at least an full sized usb port Google!!!!!!

  • fixxmyhead

    well time to give the N7 to the wife

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=58400438 Gary Graf

    lot of bezel in that pic

    • bloomtronzero

      Tablets need bezel. Where are you going to grip it? Phones can get away with small bezels since you wrap your hand around the back. When it's a tablet, it's often much too large to pull that off.

  • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja ZZ

    RIP NFC. :(

    • bloomtronzero

      Huh? There's no reason to believe this doesn't have NFC.

      • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja ZZ

        The Nexus 7 version of that quick start diagram labels shows a NFC Area. Possible Samsung forgot though, who knows.

    • mduran1023

      Lol, I would love too see Google Wallet on this thing. I can see people at McDonald's, pulling out their tablet when they need to pay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.tobeck Paul Tobeck

    Sorely missed that with the Nexus 7. Now the only question is how much. $350 or less and I'm in.

  • Zaatour36

    now Apple will sue Google as well :/

    I freaking hate Apple suing habit

    • Robert Jakiel

      Apple isn't that stupid. They are fighting a patent war against Google by proxy. The moment they bring in Google directly they will lose and hard. Apple knows this which is why it will never happen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andresdroid Andres Schmois

    back-facing cameras on tablets annoy me. They could save money, or flip it around and have a better front-facing camera for a tablet. I rarely use my back-facing camera on my tablet...

  • L boogie

    though im waiting for the official word on monday, a 32 or even 64GB with 3G/4G nexus 10 as well as the upcoming nexus 7 would definitely be a great Xmas gift though i'll also be looking out for the nexus phone(s) as well

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Sunghwa-Woo/542631978 Ray Sunghwa Woo

    Google probably learned their lesson, and should launch the starting model with 16gb.

    8gb is/was a joke.

    • TylerChappell

      8GB is indeed a bit of a joke for a device like this, however I still think it was probably a smart move on their part because they still probably sold a ton to people that weren't wanting to break the bank at more than $199

  • JG

    Great.... Now I got to save for not only an Occam Razr Nexus Maxx HD, but also a 32GB 3G N7 and now a N10!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

    Hal does not approve of the proprietary charging connector instead of the standard MicroUSB. Though I am guessing you can't charge the battery via MicroUSB though.