Rumors of ASUS-made Nexus 10 backed by new retailer inventory leakAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
The "LG Nexus 5" smartphone has been dominating the Nexus rumor mill lately, but tonight we're switching things up and focusing on Google's next-generation Nexus 10 tablet. A new image has been posted to Twitter by user @Rage06 that claims to show U.K. retailer PCWorld's inventory system. We can see an entry for a "GOOGLE ASUS NEXUS 10," complete with a price of £349.99 ($564 USD). Unfortunately, it's not clear how much internal storage is included with this unit.
This isn't the first time that ASUS's name has been attached with Google's new Nexus 10. A photo of an unnamed retailer's inventory screen leaked out last month that also showed an entry for an ASUS-made Nexus 10, suggesting that Google may switch from away from Samsung for its next 10-inch Nexus tablet. Of course, nothing is official until Google says it is, but today's image leak combined with the fact that @Rage06 was the source of a previous Nexus leak that turned out to be accurate does add support to the rumors of an ASUS Nexus 10.
Google has already teamed up with ASUS on the two models of the Nexus 7, and so it'll be interesting if the two companies do end up partnering on the new Nexus 10. Both Nexus 7 models and ASUS's own line of Transformer tablets seem to be pretty popular with consumers, though, and so Google may have simply decided to see what ASUS could repeat that success with its new Nexus 10. Here's to hoping that with this new inventory leak and the original Nexus 10's first birthday fast approaching, an official announcement for a new Nexus 10 isn't far off.