Leak points to an Asus-made Nexus 10 and possible pricing

Leak points to an Asus-made Nexus 10 and possible pricing
The majority of the attention recently has been on the rumored LG Nexus 5, but it should be kept in mind that there is also a new Nexus 10 planned for this holiday season which will likely be announced along with the new Nexus 5. Android head Sundar Pichai reportedly said that the Nexus 10 would be made again by Samsung, but there have been persistent rumors saying that Asus would be getting the job.

A new leak points to an Asus-made Nexus 10 and possible pricing for said tablet. The leak is supposedly a snapshot of the PC World UK internal inventory system. The person who leaked the picture works for PC World UK, and claims that devices don't go into the system until they are "100%". The inventory listing doesn't offer a lot of info, just the name "Google ASUS Nexus 10" and a price of 349. Given that this is PC World UK, we assume this means £349, which is about $563. 

The original Nexus 10 was priced at £319 for the 16GB model and £389 for the 32GB model when it was first launched. So, we're hoping the price listed for the new Nexus 10 would be for the 32GB. The new Nexus 10 is expected to be announced next month, but we expect to see more leaks before then. Android 4.4 KitKat has been rumored to include laptop optimizations, which would work well on an Asus-made device if it is based on the Transformer Infinity and has an optional keyboard dock. 

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11 Comments

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Oh man, if Google can make LG and Asus partner together to make the Nexus 5 and a Nexus 10 dock Padfone style, that would be amazing. The Nexus 10 dock could even have added memory into it, so you could have a Nexus 5 with 16/32 GB of storage for all your regular apps and pictures, and have your Nexus 10 dock with 32/64/128 GB of storage dedicated to large games and movies to enjoy on a 10" 2560x1600 display.

4. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

That would be really Nice...

5. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Sign me up for that.

2. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Nice.

3. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Asus deserves to be rewarded for its reliability and professionalism in handling the Nexus 7. They made it available even where the Play Store was not yet available (e.g. here in Italy) at an honest price. While Samsung considered the Nexus 10 a sort of burden, and deliberately chose not to import it where the Play Store was not available to protect their own tablet sales, Asus considered the Nexus 7 an opportunity and they were committed to promoting and selling the nexus 7 even outside the play store. So this would be a welcome change in my opinion, and I would understand if Google prefers to partner with Asus than with Samsung.

6. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

So what you mean to say is that samsung didn't take interest in selling its nexus tablet as it already had its galaxy tab line but asus did that only because they didn't have any tablet of their own?

10. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

reliability as in device reliability with all the radio issues in their own tablets as well as nexii?

7. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Oh man, i have been waiting to hear about this tablet. I skipped on the first version but got a chance to use it thanks to one of my friends. Can't wait to hear more details. Now if only the Nexus 5 worked on Verizon, these two devices would be the perfect combo for me.

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Asus kind of sucks though. The first Nexus 7 had loads of problems and my work laptop is already cracking at the plastic hinge. My new Nexus 7 is so far so good though so hopefully they turned it around. The Taiwanese love to skimp on quality control though if Asus and HTC are their two superstars. While LG and Samsung nailed their nexi first shot. Anyways, I won't be upgrading my Nexus 10 regardless but let's hope Google knows what they are doing if they choose Asus again.

9. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

If they already make the Nexus 7, I would let them make the 10.

11. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

If the price will be the same when it released and I will definitely buy it. Have been avoid to buy a 10" tablet, since the price is too high and been waiting for right price with nice spec. Only bad is it didnt come with Exynos 5420 instead for 5250.

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