Android boss Sundar Pichai might have hinted at Samsung-made Nexus 10 successor, but (see update below) folks at Geek believe that Asus is leading the charge to make this year’s Nexus 10 tablet in addition to the already launched new Nexus 7.
Geek reports that the new Nexus 10 tablet will be released in time for holidays, which is a no-brainer. The tablet will be available at both Best Buy stores as well as Google Play at launch.
The specifications of this rumoured tablet are unclear at this moment but if Asus is indeed making the Nexus 10 successor, we expect to see significant hardware improvements over the last-generation like the Nexus 7 tablets.
Also, as last year’s Nexus 10 tablet was not much of a success despite the impressive display and other hardware, so chances are that Google and Asus will be making some big changes.
What do you guys think, would you like to see an Asus-made Nexus 10 or Samsung-made?
Update: (Aug 11) Turns out former WSJ reporter Amir Efrati, which was the source of Samsung-made Nexus 10 reports, has clarified and said that he does not know the maker the next Nexus 10 tablet.
@PDTalkinTech The perils of reporting via tiny tweet. Should have read “(currently made by Samsung).” Sundar didnt specify maker.
— Amir Efrati (@amir) August 9, 2013
This development adds more credibility to Geek report that Asus is building the next Nexus 10 tablet. The blog has also published a screenshot of a placeholder Best Buy Inventory listing, which also suggests that upcoming Nexus 10 will be made by Asus.