- Picture: Android Authority
A new picture that surfaced on the Internet yesterday revealed that ASUS would be the maker of the Nexus 10 2 tablet, not Samsung.
The image displays the inventory of the U.K. retailer PC World. The listing describes the device as the "Google Asus Nexus 10" with a retail price of £349.99. The current Nexus 10 was created by Samsung and retails for slightly less than the 16GB model in the U.K.
Judging from the listing, the Nexus 10 2 price in the U.S. will probably be around $449. It did not reveal any information on internal memory for the tablet. Google could end up releasing a 32GB model only.
Previous reports have also revealed that the maker of the original will not produce the new model. Russell Holly of Geek.com made a claim during the summer that multiple sources have confirmed to him that Asus will be the maker and that it will also bear the same name as the original.
The release date for the tablet is expected to be sometime in Nov. as it is expected to launch around the same time as the original did in 2012. It will be available in the Google Play store and Best Buy just in time for the holidays.
He did not reveal any information on specifications, however, the new Nexus 10 is expected to feature a hi-res display with 2560x1600 resolution, a Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of RAM.
A Wall Street Journal report from July by Amir Efrati, a reliable tech source stated that the device would be produced by Samsung and that it would launch in the near future. He also cited Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai as the source for this information.
It's possible that Pichai could have told him that the Nexus 10 was coming soon and Efrati assumed it was being made by Samsung since that is who created the original version. Asus makes the wildly popular Nexus 7 tablet.