New leak questions who’s really making the new Nexus 10


With the new Nexus 7 now a reality, Nexus tablet fans have been wondering what sort of 2013 hardware refresh might be similarly in store for the Nexus 10. Back at the new Nexus 7 launch, we heard reports of Google’s Sundar Pichai supposedly confirming that Samsung would once again be the company behind the Nexus 10 for this year’s model. Now, though, a new leak is raising the question of if ASUS might be the OEM behind the tablet.

The info comes from Best Buy’s internal computer system, where it shows a Google Nexus 10, apparently manufactured by ASUS. There’s a dummy UPC and what looks like a dummy stock date, presumably there as placeholders, and the image looks to be largely legit.

So, what’s right here? Was Pichai misquoted? Could Best Buy’s system be wrong? While we generally put a significant bit of faith in retail sources like this, it’s really difficult to dismiss claims straight from the horse’s mouth like this, and honestly, we wonder if this database entry might be based on some bad info. In any case, we should know for sure in just a few more months.


Source: Geek
Via: The Droid Guy

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