Aug 09 AT 8:45 AM Nick Sarafolean 14 Comments

[UPDATED] New Nexus 10 tipped to be manufactured by ASUS


Google’s Nexus program is always a swirling abyss of different rumors before the devices actually come out. Now with the Nexus 10 coming due for a refresh, we’re back to that same game. While last year’s Nexus 10 was created by Samsung, is now reporting that this year’s Nexus 10 will be manufactured by ASUS. As we all very well know, ASUS already creates the popular Nexus 7. And while ASUS would probably be up to the challenge of creating the Nexus 10, this rumor might not be true.

If you’ll remember, Sundar Pichai briefly mentioned at the Nexus 7 announcement that the new Nexus 10 would once again be manufactured by Samsung. So while it seems believable that ASUS could create the new Nexus 10, it seems that Samsung has already grabbed that spot. We’ll have to see how it all pans out.

What would you like to see out of the next Nexus 10?

[UPDATE] Looks like it could be made by ASUS after all. Amir Efrati, the reporter who originally sent the tweet about Sundar Pichai and a Samsung Nexus 10 has now claimed that the tweet was badly worded. Instead, he meant to say that the Nexus 10 was currently made by Samsung and that there will be a new model coming soon. He didn’t specify who was manufacturing the new tablet. Here’s the latest tweet:


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  • uknowme

    Sounds good to me. I’m loving the 2013 Nexus 7. If they keep the amazing display, plus front facing stereo speakers and 64g I’m all in.

    • JasonReece10

      Another impressive tablet to launch this week is the Pipo M7 Pro ($255) that for roughly the same price as the Nexus 7, features a much larger 8.9 inch display with 1900×1200 screen resolution, a Quad core processor, along with built-in GPS navigation – and is packed with features that compare to the new Nexus, and offers premium speakers, WiFi with both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz frequencies for greater connection, as well as the choice of using standard Android O/S or a Windows style User Interface that makes the Android experience much more intuitive and easier to use.

      There’s also the new Pipo M9 Pro ($285) model offers a 10-inch version, and 3G HSPA+ is available with either model for $25 more, which works with any GSM Carrier, including AT&T and T-Mobile for 3G Internet data connection.

      Tablet Sprint — is one of the first sites to carry the new Pipo series of Android tablets as well as a few other new models to launch this month — and also offers a new Miracast TV adapter($39) that became available last week, similar to the new Google Chromecast – but with a lot more features, much like Apple Airplay wireless display device.

  • zach mauch

    when it comes to the nexus 7 I loved the smaller bezel because it made it easier to palm. However, for a 10 inch I think they shouldn’t waste money trying to reduce the bezel as it is beneficial for griping. I’d say focus on reducing the price to improve sales. Get that sucker down to $299 for the 16 GB and $349 for the 32GB and I think you’ll have a smash hit.

    • SGB101

      I totally agree, even though the nexus10 is a decent price, it looks expensive next to the 4 and 7.

      Im not sure why they don’t have one nexus supplier, tenured annually, and have one device in 3 sizes 5″ 7″ and 10″, the only real price difference then is the size of the panel and battery. Even leave the sim in, so people could use as a phone, if they wanted. Personally I tether, one data plan is enough, but each to their own, And you could have a pay’n’go in for emergency.

      After the 7″ I don’t really have a interest in a 10″, the 7″ is the sweet spot for me.

      • Zach Mauch

        I’m right there with ya.

        …Even a little further actually. What I really hope for them to do is two fold. First, I wish they had a full line of nexus phones similar to the trend at HTC and Samsung now. Have a Nexus 4, 5, and 6 phones. This would give something for everyone.

        In addition, I would like them to push the nexus 7 to 8 inches next year. Basically, give it a similar profile to the Tab 3 8.0. That would probably be my ideal tablet experience.

      • David

        Honestly, I don’t think they should do 5″, 7″, and 10″. The 5 and 7 are way too close together. The biggest I would like to have is 4.8″, I know that its not that much difference but it makes it a whole lot easier to use and then more people would be likely to have a 4.8″ phone and buy a 7″ tablet. The actual sweet spot for me is 4.3-4.6. Plenty big enough for phone

  • Gary E Cartwright

    I agree with reducing the price of the 10. When I decided to switch back to Android from my iPad,the nexus10 was my first choice, however the price was too high for me and niether Best Buy, Staples, or Tiger Direct had one to show me. I ended up buying the Nexus 7 (2013) which I now love.

  • vforvortex

    They should just go ahead and make the Nexus 4 device as well and have an entire line up of 4-7-10. But the rumor of the Motorola Nexus is also tempting.

  • Mike

    I hope the next Nexus 10 is made by Asus, and has the Tegra 4!! If so, I’ll definitely be buying it!!! Got tablets, I currently have an Asus Infinity and ’13 Nexus 7. My Infinity is still running great, and the display is gorgeous! That said, I would like a new 10″ tablet, and an Asus built Nexus 10 would certainly fit the bill!!! Come on Google, let Asus make the N10!!!

    • Mike

      That was supposed to say “For tablets”, not “Got tablets”.

  • vforvortex

    Why not update the title of the article too?

  • donger

    Yes please.

  • staryoshi

    Asus is my favorite mobile device manufacturer. My dream device is a Nexus 5 phone, built by Asus. Build quality will be top notch, as it is with the Nexus 7, if Asus tackles the next Nexus 10.

  • rivera618

    It’s extremely frustrating to me that here we are talking about a new nexus 10 and we still haven’t seen the official dock for the current one. Google and/or Samsung really messed up on that.