A couple of weeks ago some reports indicated that the next-generation Nexus 10 tablet will be manufactured by ASUS, as the Taiwanese company will pick up the slack from Samsung which developed the 2012 Nexus 10. The infamous leaker @evleaks has confirmed on Twitter that Google and ASUS have teamed-up to develop the new 10-inch tablet.
A while ago a Nexus 10 made by ASUS was caught in PCWorld’s inventory system along with a price of £349.99 (about $565). The photo tweeted by @evleaks talks about the same ASUS Nexus 10 tablet and it is supposedly coming from a slide attached to the WiFi-only version of the tablet. Unfortunately, the slide doesn’t contain any photos of the upcoming 10 incher.
Rumor has it that the Nexus 10 will be launched synchronized with the Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 debut later this month on October 14. For the time being there are no details about the tablet’s hardware platform, but expect more leaks as we get closer to the release date.
The current Nexus 10 is manufactured by Samsung and it comes with a 10.1-inc Super PLS TFT display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, while being underpinned by an Exynos 5 Dual chipset based on two Cortex A15 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and a Mali-T604 GPU. The tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and it comes with 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of storage, and a 5 MP primary camera with support for 1080p@30fps video recording.
Are you glad that ASUS will make the new 10.1-inch Android 4.4 tablet, or you would have preferred a Samsung Nexus 10?