Photos taken with Nexus 10 show up on Google exec's site
Google's SVP of engineering, Vic Gundotra, uploads vacation photos to his Google+ page that have a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels and say they were taken with the rumored device.
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Google Senior Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra, vacationing somewhere that makes this writer jealous, uploaded a couple beach photos to his profile. Clicking on "image details" shows the photo was taken with a Nexus 10 and has a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels.
While the labeling could be some sort of glitch, it does appear to be some of the strongest evidence so far that Google has indeed created a new tablet.
While Google hasn't given any details, the company is hosting an event Monday in New York to unveil three new devices, as CNET has previously reported. [Note: Google has canceled Monday's Android event because of Hurricane Sandy. We'll update you with a separate post when we know more.] The announcement will be Google's biggest Nexus showing, with the company expected to show off its high-end tablet, the Nexus 10, from Samsung Electronics; LG Electronics's first Nexus phone, the Nexus 4; and an updated version of the Nexus 7 tablet that first debuted in July.
The Nexus program has long been Google's way of showcasing the latest version of its Androidoperating system. It has also come with a measure of buzz for the manufacturing partner. The Nexus 10 device is expected to beat the iPadin terms of display quality.
Earlier this week, purported images of a Nexus 10 tablet leaked online at a Korean site.