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Rumor: Asus to Manufacture New Nexus 10 Tablet

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Is Google going all Asus for the Nexus tablets?

Asus already makes Google's popular Nexus 7 tablet and it looks like Google is going to recruit the company for the Nexus 10 as well. Originally manufactured by Samsung, word is that the second generation Nexus 10 will actually be an Asus product. Geek.com cites multiple sources that say the new Nexus 10 will be an Asus product. The site is also in possession of a photo of a retailer's POS system that shows a 16 GB Asus-manufactured Nexus 10.

If true, the news says a lot about the strength of Google's relationship with Asus. It's also a blow for Samsung, which also lost out on the contract for the latest Nexus phone. Samsung made the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus, but Google went with LG for the budget-friendly Nexus 4.

Google doesn't talk about its Nexus partnerships all that often, so it's hard to know what prompted the decision. It's possible Samsung couldn't get the cost of the devices down to a point that Google was happy with, as the search giant seems to be pushing for low cost tablets and smartphones with its most recent Nexus devices. When Samsung was making the phones, they were priced in line with other off-contract smartphones. The Nexus 4 undercut the competition when it launched at the incredibly competitive price of $299.

Google is rumored to be launching the new Nexus 10 in time for the holiday shopping season (and in time to compete with Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablets). We'll keep you posted!

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    luckiest charm , August 11, 2013 6:09 AM
    Certainly awesome.

    Hoping to see (And buy) it when it gets released. Manufacturing company does not matter but specifications and fast updates to Android matter.
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    notsleep , August 11, 2013 6:25 AM
    maybe we'll have less issues with nexus 10 if asus made it. :p 

    i'm actually looking forward to the wacom 'pad' on august 20th. depending on how great that one is and how expensive will determine if i get a nexus 10 or not. :) 
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    Anonymous , August 11, 2013 6:58 AM
    Hopefully Asus don't bottleneck the whole system by using a crappy IO chip like the Infinity
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    JPNpower , August 11, 2013 7:03 AM
    Hey Sony, Toshiba, Sharp. wake up and step up your game.
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    eklipz330 , August 11, 2013 7:50 AM
    asus uses too much plastic too...i'd be willing to put down an extra $50 on an excellent looking phone that had some weight to it
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    phillipw , August 11, 2013 2:18 PM
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    asus uses too much plastic too...i'd be willing to put down an extra $50 on an excellent looking phone that had some weight to it


    That would fine and all if the thread were about a phone, not a 10" tablet. :-)

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    Alathorne , August 11, 2013 4:11 PM
    I have several Asus products including a 300TF tablet. I like all of them. A side effect of Asus working so closely with Google is that my tablet was updated to Jelly Bean very timely, while my HTC phone has not (and probably won't).
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    cmi86 , August 11, 2013 6:12 PM
    16GB really ? My S3 has 16 GB on board, lame...
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    Cons29 , August 11, 2013 9:57 PM
    go nexus, value for money baby!
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    agnickolov , August 11, 2013 11:57 PM
    Manufacture perhaps? Otherwise the title makes no sense...
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    g00fysmiley , August 12, 2013 5:05 AM
    I wish they would release a new nexus tab, i like hte nexus 10 but it is to bigi like the nexus 7 but it is to small... it is a goldilox problem, give me a 8.5" nexus tab please and it will be just right
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    targetdrone , August 12, 2013 6:56 AM
    No Micro SD slot, no sale.
    I'll get me one of them Hisense Pros instead
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    targetdrone , August 12, 2013 7:53 AM
    No Micro SD slot, no sale.
    I'll get me one of them Hisense Pros instead
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    jn77 , August 12, 2013 7:56 AM
    I am looking at a tablet myself, and if it doesn't have a 2560x1600 screen (10 inch tablet) and come in 64gb and 128gb versions with at least 1 microsd slot for a 64gb or 138gb micro sd card, then I will go the route of a small 14inch alienware laptop with an i7 and a 1tb Samsung EVO SSD with 32gb of ram.
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    somebodyspecial , August 12, 2013 1:02 PM
    Considering this is for November or so this better have a T4 or S800. I don't see much else interesting for gpus. We'll have to see how fast the T628 is. I'd hope for T4 for the tegrazone games but that's just me. Until I see someone else optimizing games to look better on their hardware I'll take a Tegra4 at 1.9ghz. It's cpu already looks like it beats S800 (highest antutu for it is 32000 or so, and tegra scores 36000@1.9ghz in tablet or 41000shield), so it's just a question of who has the better looking games and right now I think it's tegra. I really hope qcom etc get in the game here soon. We need more mobile gaming competition not just Nvidia.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , August 13, 2013 11:04 AM
    I have the new Nexus 7 at work. It's awesome and I'm definitely looking forward to a new Nexus 10 from ASUS.
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    JPNpower , August 13, 2013 3:25 PM
    There needs to be a proper Nexus to follow the Surface RT's lead of a tablet that can be a proper ultraportable laptop.