The complex Nexus (complexus?) situation is about to get all the more complicated. Remember yesterday I was saying Asus might lose the Google Nexus 7 contract to LG?
Well, there might be a cheeky little consolation prize, specifically in the form of nabbing the Google Nexus 10 deeds from Samsung.
That’s the story according to Russell Holly of Geek.com, who correctly predicted the Google Editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.
With credit going to “multiple sources”, the logic is that Google wants to repeat the Asus Nexus 7’s success with the new Nexus 10. The current Google Nexus 10, built by Samsung, is thought to have sold fewer than one million units.
Russell’s claim is now backed up with a retail leak listing – yep – a Google Nexus 10 built by Asus, with 16GB internal storage and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Oddly, this story completely contradicts recent claims from The Wall Street Journal that Samsung would step up again for the new Google Nexus 10. Indeed, WSJ credited none other than Google's own Sundar Pichai.
In any case, it sounds like a new Google Nexus 10 is probably on the way, but who’s making it is anyone’s guess at this stage.