Asus to make next Nexus 10, claim rumours

Asus is set to make the next version of the Nexus 10 tablet from Google, according to multiple sources.

The company, which already makes the Nexus 7 and the new 2013 Nexus 7, is rumoured to be about to pick up the contract for the Nexus 10, the company's 10-inch tablet as well, according to Geek.com.

"According to multiple sources reporting," reports the New York-based website, "the Nexus 10 refresh is expected to be available on the Google Play Store as well as Best Buy retail stores in time for the holiday season."

Aside from the fact that Asus is said to be making the new model instead of the current manufacturer Samsung, Geek.com has very little detail.

What we do know, from previous confirmations from Google, is that the company is in the process on finalising details for the new Nexus 10. Citing Android and Chrome head Sundar Pichai as the source of information, The Wall Street Journal's Amir Efrati reported last month via Twitter that new Nexus 10 should arrive in the "near future".

However, in this instance, Efrati claimed that Samsung would be the manufacturer. 

With conflicting reports about who exactly will be manufacturing the next-generation of Nexus 10, we're taking it with something of a pinch of salt, but with the Nexus 7 seeing a recent update, we'd fully expect Google to be updating the remaining Nexus fairly soon.

Asus has previously told Pocket-lint that the company is very pleased with the sales of the original Nexus 7, certainly in the UK, and would no doubt like to repeat that success with a 10-inch version, if indeed they are to be the manufacturer.

Asus has told Pocket-lint that it is "unable to comment on rumour and speculation".



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