Nexus 10 tablet reportedly will be made by Asus
Google switches the manufacturer for the next flavor of its 10-inch tablet from Samsung to Asus, claims Geek.com.
Google may have already chosen Asus to create its next-generation Nexus 10 tablet.
Citing “multiple sources,” Geek.com said on Friday that Google held the usual bidding war to see which manufacturer would win the contract to develop the new 10-inch
tablet. Samsung created last year’s Nexus 10 tablet, while Asus has been the manufacturer behind the Nexus 7, both the 2012 and 2013 editions.
Assuming Geek.com’s sources are reliable, Google must have been happy
enough with Asus’s work on the 7-inch tablet to give it the shot at the
10-inch version. The new Nexus 10 is expected to launch through both
the Google Play store and Best Buy in time for the holiday shopping
season, the sources added.
However, this latest rumor flies in the face of information recently tweeted by now former Wall Street Journal reporter Amir Efrati. Citing Google’s own
Android chief Sundar Pichai as his source, Amir told his followers to expect another Samsung-made Nexus 10 in the near futu