The news that Motorola may be working on a Nexus smartphone is hardly out and now a new story claims that a different manufacturer is busy with a new Nexus tablet that will follow the recently updated Nexus 7. Some sources who spoke to Geek.com’s Russel Holly, tipped ASUS as the new manufacturer for the new Nexus 10. The Nexus 10 is expected to go on sale in the holidays. There is very little news about the tablet itself, but the name for the tablet is believed to be “Nexus 10”.
There is no proof to substantiate Holly’s claims but based on his history, he has been pretty accurate with his predictions about the Google Play edition HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4. Even though this is but a rumour, Google has previously approached ASUS for two Nexus tablets, thus asking ASUS to produce the 10-inch tablet is certainly not far-fetched.
In October 2012, the original Nexus 10 made its debut with a 10-inch 2560×1600 display. One of the trends that is expected to continue is the high-res screen trend which is a feature of the larger Nexus tablet as well as the Nexus 7.
It must be noted that this report is contra to the previous rumor that suggested that Samsung will be producing the new Nexus 10 model. Now it is a waiting game to see which rumor turns out to be correct. However, reports earlier in the year intimated that Google may be growing uncomfortable with Samsung’s Android achievements and this may have prompted them to switch Nexus 10 production to their other Nexus associate. I wonder how many people would be interested in a new Nexus 10 if ASUS should manufacture it?
“UPDATE: Now Geek-com has shared an image of an inventory screen from an unnamed retailer that clearly shows ‘NEXUS 10 16G’ as the model, ‘GOOGLE NEXUS 10’ as the description and ‘ASUS’ as the brand”.
However, the source of the Samsung-made new Nexus 10 rumor, the Wall Street Journal’s Amir Efrati, has tweeted that “his original tweet meant that Samsung was the manufacturer of the existing Nexus 10 and that Sundar Pichai didn’t clarify which company would be behind the new model.” It appears that the ASUS 10 rumor has just got a whole lot more plausible.