Google Is Having Asus Make The Nexus 10 [Rumor]

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Asus and Google are the best of pals. The former makes the Nexus 7 for the latter, and the two couldn't be happier with the sales. Now it looks like the two will be joining forces on Google's upcoming 10-inch tablet as well.

On Wednesday, @evleaks did what he does best and leaked some new information regarding Google's Nexus 10:

As you can see, the screenshot clearly says Asus Nexus 10. If true, that means Google has ditched Samsung in favor of having Asus make both of its Nexus tablets.

What would necessitate this change in partner? It might be due to which tablet Google wanted to copy for its Nexus 10. Samsung has the Galaxy Note 10.1 while Asus has the new Transformer Pad Infinity. Both devices have a 2560x1600 display which the Nexus 10 is expected to also sport, and both sport similarly powerful CPUs. The Galaxy Note 10.1 rocks a 1.9GHz octa-core CPU while the Transformer Pad Infinity is equipped with Tegra 4 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.9GHz.

If both tablets are so similar, is there any reason for Google to switch to Asus? My guess is that Asus offered Google the better deal on pricing. It could also be that Google just likes working with Asus and wants to involve the company in more of its hardware design. It's all up in the air at this point, but we can probably say with little doubt that the Nexus 10 will be a rebranded Transformer Pad Infinity.

[Image: @evleaks/Twitter] [h/t: CNET UK]

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