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Nexus 10 press render leaks: I call it fake

Authored by: Kris Carlon — Oct 24, 2013

The Nexus 10 must be feeling a little left out right now, with all the attention going to the Nexus 5, which should be announced any day now. But the Nexus 10 will be appearing at the same time, and we have just caught our first glimpse of the beautiful slab in a leaked press render. I'm not at all convinced though for several reasons I'll mention below.

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Do you think this is the real Nexus 10? / © Phone Arena

The render appeared over at Phone Arena from a beloved anonymous tipster. It may come as a surprise to you, considering we've know that LG will make the Nexus 5 for months now, that there is still no ''confirmation'' on the manufacturer of the Nexus 10. Samsung made the last one but everything is pointing to an Asus-built Nexus 10 this year to build on the successful partnership between Google and Asus on the Nexus 7. Even notorious tipster @evleaks has gone on record that the Nexus 10 will be an Asus job.

The press render could be real of course, but at this stage of the game the fakes look as good as the real thing. However, if you've been paying close attention to the Nexus 5 and Android KitKat leaks over the last few weeks you'll notice a few discrepancies. For starters, despite the Nexus wallpaper, the alignment is off compared to previous images and the status bar icons look like they're floating on the bezel. If they are meant to be on-screen, the top bezel is seriously tiny and disproportionate to all other bezels in the picture. 

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There's too many inconsistencies for me to believe this is real. / © AndroidPIT/Phone Arena

Likewise, there's a bunch of Android 4.3 features that don't jive with everything we've seen so far of Android 4.4: the icons, floating up there in space are blue, not white, the line separating the app shortcuts at the bottom is still there, the camera app icon is the 4.3 version, the transparency of the status bar and software keys is non-existent and I could go on. This could just be an old image without KitKat running on the device, but it doesn't make much sense considering we've been seeing KitKat on everything since the first appearance of the Nexus 5. And those bezels worry me still...

What do you think? Legitimate or fake?

Source: Phone Arena

Kris Carlon comes to the AndroidPIT Editorial Team via a lengthy period spent traveling and relying on technology to keep him in touch with the outside world. He joined the Android community while resurfacing in civilization back in 2010 and has never looked back, using technology to replace his actual presence in other people's lives ever since. He can usually be found juggling three phones at once and poring over G+ posts, Reddit and RSS feeds.

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  • david dicus Oct 24, 2013 Link to comment

    Dont kno but gettin tired of waiting on them to bring it out.About ready to buy something else.

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