Nexus 10 2nd Generation Release Date Set for Nov, to be Made by Asus

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    A photo of the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet.
By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
August 9, 2013|11:00 am

The Nexus 10 2nd generation model will be made by Asus and not Samsung.

The maker of the original will produce the new model, according to a report from Russell Holly of Geek.com. He claims that multiple sources have confirmed to him that Asus will be the maker of the new Nexus 10. It will also bear the same name as the original.

The release date for the tablet is expected to be sometime in Nov. as it is expected to launch around the same time as the original did in 2012. It will be available in the Google Play store and Best Buy just in time for the holidays.

He did not reveal any information on specifications, however, the new Nexus 10 is expected to feature a hi-res display with 2560x1600 resolution, a Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of RAM.

A Wall Street Journal report from July by Amir Efrati, a reliable tech source stated that the device would be produced by Samsung and that it would launch in the near future. He also cited Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai as the source for this information.

It's possible that Pichai could have told him that the Nexus 10 was coming soon and Efrati assumed it was being made by Samsung since that is who created the original version. Asus makes the wildly popular Nexus 7 tablet.

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Google recently released the 2nd generation version of the device.

The Nexus 7 features a 7.62mm thick frame, a 7-inch LCD IPS display with 1920 x 1200 resolution at 323ppi, a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, Adreno 320 graphics, 2GB RAM, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front shooter, dual stereo speakers, Bluetooth 4.0, and 4G LTE connectivity.

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