It’s Asus and not Samsung which seems to have been lined up by the largest search engine Google to manufacture its Nexus 10 device refresh. The first Nexus 10 was manufactured by Samsung. The new Nexus 10 is due before the end of the year.
Several tech giants have submitted designs to Google, but it seems like the bidding war has been won by the Asus, the company responsible for both versions of the Nexus 7. Last year Google had added two new types of Nexus devices to the lineup, a 7-inch tablet and a 10-inch tablet.
Sources indicate that this new tablet will be available both in the Google Play store and in Best Buy retail stores.
The latest move clearly indicates that Asus and Google share a good relationship right now. The Nexus 10 wasn’t nearly as popular as the Nexus 7 last year, but in the past 12 months both the Android OS and its apps have grown to better support larger screens and higher resolutions.