This evening, @Evleaks just let us know on Twitter (and Google+) that it looks like it will be ASUS making the Nexus 10 this year. He just posted a picture of a product listing for the Google ASUS Nexus 10. But there’s no image of the product yet. He also said “Getting closer…” so it looks like right now he has very little information on the Nexus 10. But as we’ve learned over the past year or so, he’s normally spot on with his leaks. So I’d be inclined to believe that it is ASUS making this year’s Nexus 10. Which is a bit surprising.
So if this is true, it’ll mean that ASUS is making both Nexus tablets for 2013, and it’ll appear that Samsung isn’t making any Nexus devices this year. In the past they’ve made the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 10. In 2010, 2011, and 2012 respectively. Maybe Google is working with Samsung on something else? Or could they be working on a Google Play Edition of the Galaxy Note 3? Sounds pretty likely after seeing the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition at Google I/O this past May.
Hopefully we’ll see more in the next few weeks as we await the official announcement from Google about Android 4.4 – KitKat, the Nexus 10 and the Nexus 5. The rumor is still set for October 14th, which is less than 2 weeks away, and it’s looking less and less likely that’ll be the date. Since we haven’t gotten press invites yet. I’m crossing my fingers that we’ll know soon as I’m excited for Android 4.4 and getting tired of all the rumors and speculation. I also want to throw money at Google for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 already.
So if ASUS is making the Nexus 10 instead of Samsung, how many of you are going to skip this version? How many of you are going to buy it just because ASUS is making it? Let us know in the comments below.