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New Nexus 10 May Be Built by Asus, Not Samsung

by Todd Haselton | August 9, 2013August 9, 2013 7:00 am PST


Google recently confirmed that it’s going to refresh its Nexus 10 tablet sometime in the coming months. The Wall Street Journal said in July that it spoke with Google’s head of Android, Sundar Pichai, who confirmed that the device would be made by Samsung again. Not so, says, which cites its own sources who said Asus has been tapped to build the Nexus 10.

Asus typically builds the Nexus 7 tablet, which has been a successful device, so it’s entirely possible that Google asked the company to build its larger tablet. Still, we’re confused why Android’s top man would have said Samsung was on board for the larger Nexus 10 again if that’s not the case. Either his words were taken out of context, or he himself wasn’t aware who made the tablet. Seems fishy. says it has learned that the tablet will likely be on sale before the holiday season and that it, like the Nexus 7, will be available in retailers such as Best Buy. We expect Google to boost the processor, slim down the tablet and more, though specs are unknown at this point.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...