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Rumours mention LG Nexus 10 tablet

Google has reportedly enlisted the help of LG to build its new Nexus 10 tablet as prolific leaker @evleaks suggests that it will take over from Samsung.

The Twitter account revealed a tip that showed the device codenamed LG V510 will be a Google Nexus device after an entry from a supply chain database was tweeted by @evleaks.

It was heavily rumoured earlier this year that Asus, the manufacturer of the successful Nexus 7 tablet, would also be producing the Nexus 10 but it now seems the contract has been handed to the company that makes Google branded smartphones.

When it comes to the device specifications a leak in October showed an impressive array of features that is headed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor with a big 3GB of RAM.

The screen is a 10.055in 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution display with a 330ppi density that is similar to the first version of the Nexus 10 released last year.

It’s rumoured to come with an upgraded 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel snapper on the front but the battery department is where it ups the ante in the shape of a huge 9,000mAh battery.

Size-wise it’s expected to be lighter than the previous version with a 7.9mm body that weighs in at just 584g and the whole show will be run by the newest version of the Android, 4.4 Kit Kat.

Samsung manufactured the first version of the Nexus 10 that was 8.9mm thick, weighed 600g and came with a Samsung Exynos 5 SoC with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage as well as a miniUSB and miniHDMI report.

The new Nexus 10 will join the other members of the Nexus family on the market that includes the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 [2013] as well as the earlier released Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.