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New report says an Asus Nexus 10 may come this year

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New report says an Asus Nexus 10 may come this year
The last report we heard about the new Nexus 10 refresh due this year, it was just after Google had announced the new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3. A Wall Street Journal reporter had tweeted that Google's head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai himself had said that a new Nexus 10 was on the way; and, it would again be made by Samsung, just like the original Nexus 10. That's why we're a bit skeptical about this new report claiming that Asus will make the new Nexus 10.

The report comes from Geek.com's Russell Holly, who says that "multiple sources" have reported to him that Asus will be making the new Nexus 10. He also reports that the tablet will be sold through the Google Play Store and Best Buy outlets in time for the holidays. That last bit isn't so hard to believe, because that has been standard procedure for Nexus tablets. But, we do have trouble believing the Asus part of the rumor. 

Don't get us wrong. Given the quality tablets that Asus has put out with both the 1st and 2nd gen Nexus 7, and the Transformer Pad devices, we'd enjoy seeing what Asus makes for a Nexus 10, but it seems more reasonable to believe the info that comes straight from Google's top Android guy rather than unnamed sources. Although Holly has been a good source of info before, having broken the Google Edition device story.

Of course, if the rumors are true that Android 5.0 will be coming this holiday season, and that the update will bring better Android optimization for laptops, an Asus Transformer Nexus would be a perfect device to show off that new functionality. And, we don't see a reason why Google couldn't release two new Nexus 10 tablets: one by Samsung, and one with a keyboard dock from Asus. That's an idea we could definitely get behind. 

source: Geek via Android Central

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posted on 09 Aug 2013, 09:35 1

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


It will be funny if Google choose Asus to make the Nexus 5.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 11:01 2

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1334; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


padfone nexus

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 09:48 3

2. boosook (Posts: 979; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


The problem with the Nexus 10 has been that Samsung didn't distribute it in the countries where the Devices Store was not present because they didn't want to hurt the sales of their (overpriced) tablets, whereas Asus did it and was able to keep an affordable price (though higher than the US price, of course, but equal to the european price of the devices store). This could be one of the reasons why Google could be thinking to ditch Samsung... and I hope they will, because I'd like to see the new Nexus 10 even in my country.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 09:59 4

3. deathgod (Posts: 120; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


As a current transformer Infinity user, I sincerely hope Asus DOESN'T make the next Nexus 10 or if they do, they don't use the same slow NAND they use in the Infinity. Their NAND choice just cripples my device, making it slow, lagging, uneven performance, etc.on stock. I'm just grateful we have genius' that make custom roms.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 10:09 7

4. sipha (Posts: 261; Member since: 12 May 2012)


i hope it will be on the same standard as the Samsung Gallaxy Nexus 10, which in my opinion was amazing... I dont realy trust ASUS!!

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 10:48 1

5. Shatter (Posts: 2016; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Asus is atleast better than LG.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 10:49 1

6. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


It should be better, look at the nexus 7 if you want an idea of what ASUS can do. My only worry is the battery life, they made the new N7's battery smaller even though it has a higher resolution display and more powerful processor.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 10:55 1

7. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Oh god yes please....i would prefer not to own any samsung stuff, but love the current N10. I think having asus make it would be perfect, with their history with kb docks and KLP (rumored) to be more laptop optimized....sounds like a dream. Lets see what you got!

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 12:01 7

9. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


I prefer Samsung nexus 10, than other.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 18:20 2

10. AeroPrime (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Asus is the best partner for making Nexus Device. They did a better job than Samsung.

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 21:12

11. Taters (Posts: 2849; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I don't trust Asus but they are coming out with a super high res tab for $399.99, so in theory, they can do a $299 Nexus 10 2013.

If Samsung wanted to, they could crush it with a 10 inch tablet the same res as the 13 inch Ativ Q. But it doesn't look like they want to and they don't have any tablets in the pipeline that bests the Nexus 10. So Samsung might have just passed on the new Nexus 10.

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