With the possibility of Android’s next major update – Key Lime Pie – and Nexus 5 not showing up at Google’s I/O conference next month, a new rumor has surfaced which indicates that there will be a “Nexus 11” tablet launching this year. This tablet is expected to be a slightly upgraded version of Google’s Nexus 10 (shown above), which runs on ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core processor.

Judging from its name, it’s quite a no brainer that the upcoming tablet would feature an 11-inch Super PLS TFT LCD display, likely at 2560 x 1600 (the same resolution as the Nexus 10). Also the rumor suggests that the tablet will take a step forward in hardware department by featuring Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Octa processor, which packs in four ARM Cortex-A15 cores (for heavy tasks) alongside four ARM Cortex-A7 cores, allowing lower-power tasks to be offloaded to the A7s to conserve battery. Not only that, it’s also expected to come with a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, an 8-megapixel primary camera.

With quite uncertainty of any new device or Android OS getting unveiled in Google I/O next month, we’ve been wondering what the Search giant plans to bring to the table in that event – which appears quite gloomy at the moment. But with the recent rumors suggesting that a LTE version of Nexus 4 and a revamped Nexus 7 probably making its way soon, it all adds up with today’s rumor. From which it seems that this year’s Google I/O event would indeed be unveiling upgraded Google devices, rather than launching new products. What do you make of these speculations?

(via Sammobile)