Nexus 10 tablet reportedly will be made by Asus

Google switches the manufacturer for the next flavor of its 10-inch tablet from Samsung to Asus, claims

Google's Nexus 10 tablet.
Google's Nexus 10 tablet. Josh Miller/CNET

Google may have already chosen Asus to create its next-generation Nexus 10 tablet.

Citing "multiple sources," said on Friday that Google held the usual bidding war to see which manufacturer would win the contract to develop the new 10-inch tablet. Samsung created last year's Nexus 10 tablet, while Asus has been the manufacturer behind the Nexus 7, both the 2012 and 2013 editions.

Assuming's sources are reliable, Google must have been happy enough with Asus's work on the 7-inch tablet to give it the shot at the 10-inch version. The new Nexus 10 is expected to launch through both the Google Play store and Best Buy in time for the holiday shopping season, the sources added.

However, this latest rumor flies in the face of information recently tweeted by now former Wall Street Journal reporter Amir Efrati. Citing Google's own Android chief Sundar Pichai as his source, Amir told his followers to expect another Samsung-made Nexus 10 in the near future.

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