There comes a time in every Nexus device's life when it must leave the Play Store. For the Nexus 10, that time began earlier this week, when reports began surfacing that the tablet may be permanently out of stock (from the US Play Store, anyway). Since then the device's availability has flipped from available to "out of inventory" again and again, but at the time of writing, the original 10" Nexus' 32GB variant has been out of inventory in the US for two days (since January 16th), meaning we likely won't be seeing it again. The 16GB flavor, as readers probably know, has been out of stock since October.


With rumors beginning to kick up once again, it's easy to assume we'll get a hot new Nexus 10 soon, but it's important to note that Play Store availability shouldn't be taken as a definite indicator of an impending release.

There's no denying that the Nexus 10's entry into "out of inventory" limbo will add fuel to the fire, though (no matter who the manufacturer really is).

Source: Google Play

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Tyler

    My guess is that we are seeing a new Nexus 10 at Google IO.

    • flosserelli

      Yep. So I may finally retire my Xoom this year...although I just put Omni 4.4.2 rom on it, and it runs just as well as the day I got it.

      • Matthew Merrick

        that's very impressive. o_O i gave up on trying to get my iconia a500 (which is basically a xoom 1 in different chassis) to be anything other than a lagtastic disaster a few months ago. reluctantly replaced it with a chromebook, which has turned out to be much better for college anyways, (i do miss the tablet formfactor though)

        • CerealFTW

          Also have a Xoom with 4.4.2 omni and I would love a chrome book with a removable keyboard. It would bring some serious competition to W8 and would be great for portability imo. If they brought over the Google play store to that device, it would be killer

          • Adrian Meredith

            you never know but maybe the new Android runtime (ART) will run on multiple platforms? it seems silly not to imo

  • bungadudu

    Let the crazy talk about the next version of android and it's tasty name begin!

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      I'm gonna go ahead and posit Lemondrop as the next name. Or Lollipop. Or Licorice.

      • DiamondAvatar

        What about Key Lime Pie?

        • Humberto Hernandez

          The K is already in use, so, no more K.
          L is next.
          There won't be any Key lime pie, NEVER.

          • Italo Figueiredo

            It may not be Key Lime Pie, but may be only Lime Pie :-D
            (Sorry for my bad english)

          • didibus

            Or Lemon pie

          • Victor Castro

            lemon meringue pie

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Unless Google runs out of letters for names for Android and they'll have to go through the alphabet all over again

          • Humberto Hernandez

            Well, i won be waiting for that xD
            It's a possibility tho

        • bloomtronzero

          How bout Lemon Meringue Pie?

      • DiamondAvatar

        Licorice seems like good name.

      • Dennis Ulijn

        My vote goes to lollipop. just so much googliness in that name. but my guess is they'll keep the name update for android 5, after KitKat 4.5

      • mustbepbs

        I'd say Lollipop since it has to be able to be transformed into an Android. Just put the little Andy face on the Lollipop and there you go.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Android 4.5 KitKat

      • Thomas’

        That would be the least exciting, yet most plausible choice.

        • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

          Well Google hasn't made a deal with Nestle for nothing, you know

          • Simon Belmont

            Besides KitKats are tasty. I wouldn't mind having them around for a spell.

            The KitKat consumption in my house went up since the name was originally announced. Product placement at its best.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Lol, we meet again. So now Castlevania hides KitKats? Used to be chicken instead of such a tasty chocolate

          • Simon Belmont

            Dracula stores KitKats in the wall. But never in the same wall as roastbeef or chicken (that would be unsanitary).

            Now if only he'd store the jumbo sized KitKats instead of the fun-size. Come on, Drac, open up your Transylvanian wallet.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Dracula definately knows how to make humans suffer, huh

          • Ryan Stewart

            Cant wait until they make it to Peanut Butter Cup. :)

          • Yarravillain

            Nestle makes Lifesavers.

      • Matthew Fry
        • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

          >Kit Kat varieties from around the world
          >80% are japanese-only flavours

          • Matthew Fry

            Well I'm still voting for Android 4.5 KitKat Apple Vinegar.

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  • Tod Leamon

    Wait for the Intel 64-bit processor and please don't use Samsung.. Much rather an Asus made Nexus 10

    • Cynthia A. Barnett

      the crazy talk about the next version of android and it's tasty name begin!

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      After their fiasco with both generations of Nexus 7 (especially on 2nd gen with faulty multitouch) I'd rather have somebody else instead of Asus

      • http://www.geordienorman.com/ George Byers

        We had a problem with the screen going yellow over time with the 2012 nexus 7, customer service was horrible trying to get it replaced. No problems with 2013 Nexus 7.

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      • Karan Das

        I also have a white light bleed on my nexus 7 since day one.i know these devices are cheap and all,but i certainly expect that i don't have problems like that (considering it's almost twice the price in india compared to what you guys get it for in the states).

    • papa joe mang

      I sure dis nexus 11 be haven de 4 gigabet ram. DA resolution be same as nexus 10. Prosesol is due esnandragon 805. Default 16 gigabet estorg. Price 400. By asus

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      • Jeffrey_Jefferson

        Seriously dude, please learn to spell correctly or at least use spellcheck or predictive text. Something, Anything, Please! I honestly feel stupider since attempting to decipher your miserable attempt at spelling

        • papa joe mang

          Look jeffrey, English es my 7rd langage. You no cualify to speak to me men.

        • mesmorino

          Your bigotry is showing.

    • Adrian Meredith

      Tegra k1 please. Theres no need for 64bit yet and x86 will be a compatability nightmare.

      unfortunately itll probably be snapdragon 805 which looks pretty meh to me. Not convinced its gpu is really up to the ~2k res judging by the nexus 5 at 1080p. 40 percent is a fairly minor speed bump

      • Franco Rossel

        I've been using a x86 phone for more than a year, and compatibility issues are almost nonexistent thanks to Houdini libs (ARM to x86 conversion on the fly)

      • Ryan Stewart

        LOL, no Tegra. nVidia never fails to look great on paper and underperform in the real world. I don't know much about the 805 other than it will be faster and more reliable in devices than anything nVidia ends up rolling out.

        I gave nVidia two chances with two devices and two platforms. Both failed miserably. Back to qualcomm and couldnt be happier.

    • Paul Tobeck

      Umm, no, not for me at least.. Asus's less-than-stellar QC would be an immediate deal breaker if they build the Nexus 10. While the Nexus 7 2013 seems relatively good, the 2012 was a disaster with the screen lift and light bleeding (I went through 3 of them in 6 months) and their Transformer issues are all over the map. The GPS issue was the worst. It took them forever to acknowledge it, then the solution was a dongle that barely worked? No thanks.
      Also, I'm not worried about 64 bit support yet. The OS doesn't even support it, let alone any apps and I'd rather not go through the same BS iOS users are going through now.
      I didn't buy the Samsung Nexus 10 because I was sure that older dual-core chipset was underpowered for all those pixels, and I've been holding out for a proper replacement. More than disappointed that we still don't have it.

  • David P

    Total speculation, but maybe we'd see it around Valentine's Day. It's the next big candy holiday (the Nexus 5 was a sweet treat for Halloween) and they made the first Nexus 10 all about sharing. Who better to share your new tablet with than your sweetheart.

    Of course, they could not be making one at all...

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      I like your theory, especially when you can expect anything from Google, would be such a nice surprize. But then again, what would they show on I/O 2014 or during an event 2-3 months after that? Apart from maybe new Android, Chrome and ChromeOS builds

      • Gabernasher

        Stuff for Devs, last I/O the only new hardware was the Chromecast?

        • Matthew Merrick

          and the GPE program. so no nexus, but a nearly-nexus.

        • David P

          Chromecast dropped when the Nexus 7 dropped at the end of July 2013. I think they're getting away from big hardware drops at I/O, but who knows.

  • gridlok

    Too bad they never got around to making a dock available for the Nexus 10 before discontinuing it - or even some way to utilize the baffling 'pogo' connector.

    I wonder how many accessories for the next nexus will also fail to show up.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Well there's a Pogo charging cable (saw one on Ebay, I think it's an official one) and supposedly you can use 3rd party charging stations with it

    • CasperTFG
    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      A company called Magnector actually made a pogo cable for it that works really well. From what I understand, they were originally going to supply the cable to be distributed with the tablet, but I was unable to find out why that plan didn't go through. You can still buy one here, though: http://magnector.com/?product=nexus-10-pogo-cable

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    I'd be super-happy to see second generation, despite the fact that I bought the first gen less than a month ago, but I'm not sure that I'd like it to be made by Samsung (those guys have already 3 Nexi on their account) nor Asus (sometimes I'm having trouble with multitouch on N7 2013)....

    How about LG? Their G Pad 8.3 seems like a fairly decent tablet, maybe they could try their hand at making a 10" device

    Or Sony, they could base it off their Tablet Z (to really give the iPad Air some competition as far as the dimensions go)

    I sure don't have any hope in HTC anymore, especially since they haven't released a single tablet since... 2011, I think? (after the Flyer and Jetstream)

    • mustbepbs

      I don't trust HTC at all with anything anymore. My 7 month old DROID DNA just died in my hands last week while watching a YouTube video. Full battery, just flat out died. Had to send it in for a refurb, but there's no way I'm keeping it after that. There are a few other people that it happened to on XDA. I even had a Rezound that they forgot about. Fuck HTC.

      • Simon Belmont

        Wow. That sucks, and sorry to hear that.

        As someone whose had five HTC phones in his household over the last 4-5 years, I've never had one just shit the bed like that. These things happen, though, I guess.

      • CoreRooted

        The last good HTC device (IMHO) was the HD2. Beyond that, HTC has done nothing right. Not a damn thing.

  • Anthony Tyson

    New one coming tomorrow. You heard it here first people.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, totally, on a Sunday.

  • alex

    I hope LG makes next nexus 9 or 10 !

  • Rollie Thomson

    We still have the 32 gig Nexus 10 available here in Canada

  • TopXKiller

    So where can I get 2nd hand Nexus 10? Love those front speakers but don't want to pay double for new verison or Note Pro :/

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  • Paul Tobeck

    I'm surprised that there's been no official word behind this delay. Do the multiple manufacturer rumors mean that Google changed up mid-stream, not liking what the first OEM did? Were Google's requirements too high to hit a price point? I don't get it.
    How hard is it to produce a proper 10" Android tablet that isn't an Acer/Asus hardware crap-fest or an overpriced LG/Samsung lag-fest? Apparently, much harder than I think anyway.
    The only tablet I'm remotely close to buying is the G-Pad GPE, but not at it's current price. At $299, yes. At $350, no, sorry, that's overpriced.
    So, the waiting game continues...

  • hot_spare

    Android on a tablet -- boring and unproductive.

    • Gabernasher

      Trolls in the comments -- boring and unproductive.

      • AbbyZFresh

        He's right though. I'm not very impressed with Android tablets so far. Especially stock ones.

        The best combo is an Android phone and an iPad.

        • Gabernasher

          Are you unimpressed by the tablet or the apps? Does it bother you the tablet won't jerk you off and wipe your ass?

      • hot_spare

        Ohh, suddenly when someone doesn't agree with you becomes a troll. There's a reason why Android tab are sold as glorified e-readers. Whatever they sell are because of cheap price. They are not productive like Windows, nor do they have apps like iPad. get over it dude. Just because I am on a android blog, doesn't mean that I will lick google's backside.
        You like them, good. Doesn't mean I will have to also love that shitty useless garbage that google sends out.

        • Gabernasher

          I guess if you don't explain yourself and call something that can be very productive unproductive you'll get called a troll, especially on a site like this.

  • yihtang

    actually the 32GB is back in Canada's play store with $509 shipping in 1-2 days. Few days ago when I checked it was out of inventory

  • firesoul453

    I know this article is old but why does't it list the date at the top??