Google Play lists Nexus 10 as 'coming soon,' 2014 edition may be near

Nexus 10
Nexus 10 2, anyone?

Looks like we're getting a new Nexus 10 soon, or at least that's what the Google Play Store suggests.

Android Community has sleuthed out that the current-gen Nexus 10 has been listed as "unavailable" for quite some time, but a recent status change now states "coming soon."

We haven't heard much about the 2014 Nexus 10 lately; a few whispers about the device popped up last year with a supposed leak in the Play Store itself and there's been speculation that an 8- or 8.9-inch Nexus may replace the 10.

Regardless of size, Apple's latest iPad Air and iPad mini 2 have bee available for months and an updated Nexus is long overdue.

Better late than never

The success of the affordable, decently made new Nexus 7 is proof that Google tabs still have enough bark and bite to compete with the likes of Apple.

Two years ago, the 16GB Nexus 10 launched for $399 (£319, about AU$432) so you can expect around the same pricing. This may especially be true with Android 4.4 KitKat out and other updates in store.

The previous Nexus 10 was also manufactured by Samsung, but it appears Google has ditched the firm this time round, either in favor of Asus, which made the two Nexus 7 devices, or to partner up with LG.

It's all up in the air at this point, but it's great to see that Google is inching closer to releasing a new Nexus 10.