After the new Nexus 7, Asus to make next Google Nexus 10

Asus will manufacture this year’s Google Nexus 10 after retail leaks seemed to confirm that they will take over the reigns from Samsung.

A leaked photo carried by Geek.com shows a retail screen that clearly states Asus will be producing the new 10in screen incarnation of Google’s popular line of Nexus devices.

Technical specifications are yet to be leaked though it’s highly likely the device will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset on board – as is the case with the Nexus 7 [2013].

Being a Google Nexus branded device means it will run the very latest version of Android OS and, as the leaked retail picture confirms, the device will, at the very least, be available in the 16GB size.

Asus already manufactures the Google Nexus 7 and has successfully done so for two straight years with the device in the upper echelons of the Android tablet league.

The new Nexus 10 will reportedly be available “in time for the holiday season” through Best Buy and the Google Play store, with international release dates to follow.

The previous Nexus 10, manufactured by Samsung, is 8.9mm thick, weighs in at a little over 600g and has a Samsung Exynos 5 SoC. 2GB RAM is supplemented by 32GB of onboard storage and the tablet benefits from the expected front and rear cameras.

The Samsung Nexus 10 comes with a miniUSB and miniHDMI, and was likened to the Asus Transformer TF700’s size and shape.

Last year’s Nexus 10 was criticised for its lack of apps and with the Android store now well stocked with apps designed for tablets it’s likely the Asus Nexus 10 will be popular.

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