Google has had regular bursts of unavailable directory when it comes to the Nexus 10, but now the Google Play page says the larger stock Android tablet is completely out of stock, pointing at the next generation model coming sometime soon.
The U.S Google Play store is showing both the 16GB and 32GB Nexus 10 out of stock and has no time when it will be back in stock. We are sure this was not some big order sweeping all the available units, but instead Google deciding it was time to stop the sales.
We have been waiting for a Nexus 10 refresh for some time, back when the Nexus 5 and Android KitKat 4.4 was unveiled, Sundar Pichai said the update was coming soon, but that was about four months ago and we still have nothing on the new tablet.
There was rumor going around saying Samsung would announce the next generation Nexus 10 at CES last week, but that never happened either. Either Google is stalling or they have simply given up on the Nexus 10, which could also be a possibility considering it was not the best selling tablet.
The problem with the Nexus 10 was the real lack of things to do – if seven-inch Android apps looked bad, then ten-inch Android apps looked awful. At the time the Nexus 10 was released, Android had serious problems on the developer side, with hardly any good tablet applications.
Android has continue to grow and we are seeing more developers start to make tablet user interfaces, instead of blow-up smartphone applications. We are also seeing new optimisation tools and more services available for tablets on Android, making the Nexus 10 more of a exciting prospect.
We still do not know the manufacturer or the release date – it could be Samsung or ASUS making the Nexus 10 and we will not know until it is finally revealed. Mobile World Congress may be the stage where it is finally announced or Google may hold their own event.