Wall Street Journal reporter Amir Efrati has let it slip that none other than Chrome/Android head Sundar Pichai has divulged the existence of a next-generation Samsung-made Nexus 10 tablet. If Pichai related more details to Efrati, he's keeping them under his hat. Still, Samsung is more or less confirmed as the OEM for Google's next 10-inch slate.

The Nexus 10 was announced along side the Nexus 4 late last year. It came with an unprecedented 2560x1600 LCD panel, which has since spurred other OEMs to step it up in the display department. Makes you wonder what the next one is going to improve on.

With the non-stop torrent of leaks surrounding the Nexus 7, it's not too surprising that Google isn't worried about keeping this one a secret. We can probably expect more details to emerge long before the device is officially announced.

[Amir Efrati Twitter]