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Last month, Geek.com's Russell Holly reported that ASUS would be crafting the next-generation Nexus 10 rather than Samsung, the manufacturer who brought us the first iteration of Google's ten-inch tablet.

The report was followed quickly by the rolling back of WSJ's Amir Efrati's previous statements, and relied on "multiple sources," among them a screenshot from Best Buy's internal inventory system.

Today the claim was given a bit more credence, with a PCWorld inventory screen snapped by PCWorld employee @Rage06 surfacing on Twitter.

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Some of you may remember that @Rage06 (handle RaY) came forward with pricing and PCWorld availability for the 32GB Nexus 7 last year that ended up being correct. This time around, the inventory system indicates a £349.99 price point for the next N10.

Of course, we still can't be 100% certain that the next Nexus 10 will be ASUS-made, but it is looking pretty likely at this point. This would be an interesting move since, in recent memory, Google has stuck to a two-iteration-per-manufacturer pattern with the Nexus program (Samsung's Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, ASUS' two Nexus 7s, and – if the leaks are accurate – two Nexus phones from LG). Then again, no one said this pattern was intentional.

All we can do for now is wait for either an official announcement or more leaks. Either way, we'll keep you posted.

Source: @Rage06 on Twitter

Liam Spradlin
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  • Shamu

    And just like that...I want this tablet!

  • Joshua

    Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes, PLEASE let this turn out to be true!

  • Michael Amaral

    And....want.

  • jak_341

    This or the GNote 10.1 2014. Both look great.

    • RaptorOO7

      If Samsung doesn't out a release date in the US on the GN10.1 2014 then I might as well get the Nexus 10 with an OTG microUSB reader attached for media use.

  • Treknologist

    That would be cool. I was thinking of getting their new Transformer tablet but if they make the N10 that would be my move. :) I just need to replace my Prime. It is showing its age already!

    • Cameron Williams

      The Prime's been showing its age since it was released.

      • mrjayviper

        -nods-

  • Julian G

    Speedreading, I was so dearly hoping that the 349.99 price tag was in CAD/USD, not GBP /sigh. Guess it'll retail for around the same price as the current N10, eh? Might have to stick with getting a G Pad for the price...

  • Carl_Barlson

    Still going to get an Asus tablet this year just not this one on particular.

  • Francois Roy

    Samsung got not 2 but 3 Nexus devices in a row; Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 10.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Right. I'd assumed before that they'd make the next Nexus 10 because the pattern seemed to show manufacturers making two iterations of the same form factor back to back.

  • mrjayviper

    the samsung nexus 10 availability vs nexus 7 has horrid in my country. You can only buy on the playstore so no possibility of checking it out first. Hopefully with Asus taking over manufacturing, this problem would be fixed.

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    I'm not sure how I feel about this. Samsung really hit it out of the park with the Nexus 10.

    • Matthew Fry

      Except for the fact that it randomly reboots.

      • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

        For me, that was fixed with the 4.3 update.

        • Matthew Fry

          I still get reboots during idle with 4.3.

  • joser116

    They better keep the front facing speakers.

  • dmo580

    I don't see how this is upholding the 2 Nexus per manufacturer. I'd argue that jumping from phone to tablet is not continuous for Samsung. They got 2 phones, LG got 2 phones, Asus got 2 tablets, and Samsung got 1 tablet. It's inconsistent. Let's not make it a rule yet especially when HTC only got 1 shot too.

    • SkylaC90

      HTC got the Dream and the Nexus one

      • dmo580

        Dream was not a Nexus phone, but even if you did count it, then HTC got 2, LG got 2 (N4, N5), Samsung got 3 (Crespo, Toro, Manta) , Asus gets 3 (Grouper, Flo, Nexus 10). I still don't think you can make a rule about it.

        • SkylaC90

          sure you can, each oem gets a chance at 2 nexus phones and with tablets it's to early to call. simple, i've been stating forever to all my friends and betting and winning on who will make the next nexus.

    • JD_26

      not if u count G1 .. that was a HTC dream, first vanilla android device .. kindof a nexus right ?

  • dmo580

    At $349 I'm doubtful that will be 32gb. It's likely the 16gb model, meaning a 32mb model will be priced at $449? Likely no 64gb option though. So much for Android being the open platform that I can watch movies on and listen to my music... yet no storage kills the whole deal.

    • Guest

      The price quoted was in Pounds, not US dollars. Currently 1GBP = $1.6125USD. Therefore the price in the US would be approximately $560USD.

      • Nick

        Correct. I hope that's the 32gb LTE model -_-

    • Thomas’

      Note that early prices can be place holder.

    • NothingUnknown

      You do know that this open platform allows other tablets to exist that have more memory and micro SD expansion. Just because one version doesn't have the memory you require doesn't suddenly make the platform closed.

  • sourabh

    Whatever nexus devices google launches,it should be available via play store worldwide

  • Unknown182

    How about Nexus Padfone!

  • Oobiewan

    Is it possible that it's going to be the nvidia note stuff? It would be rather strange, but i can imagine it

    • probablyjoe

      The Nvidia Note is a 7" tablet, so no. Asus recently announced the Transformer TF701 though, which is a 10" Tegra 4 tablet, so there's a good chance an Asus Nexus 10 would be based on this.

  • remister

    Depending on how the next Nexus 10 is going to be, I might still get the 1st gen version.

    • Defenestratus

      I just picked up a Gen 1 n10 because all the tablets that were announced at IFA were either the same or worse than the current spec N10.

      Don't know how they're going to improve on it honestly - the screen is near perfect.

      • remister

        I just hope they fix the issues with the random restarts and optimization of some of the Google apps that weren't working properly.

        • PhoenixPath

          ...and wifi. WiFi constantly drops out on this thing.

          Read about a lot of folks having this issue. Usually requires a replacement.

          Really wishing I hadn't bought this at Wal-mart...have been completely unsuccessful at getting any support on it from Google or Samsung.

          • remister

            That sucks. I know there is a Bluetooth/Wifi issue with most Nexus (Android) devices. My download rate isn't as good when I have both components running at the same time. I have Youtube stuttering on HD settings all the time!

  • Joshua Hill

    One of the good things about Samsung's Android devices is the good quality memory they use (both chipset and storage). I hope ASUS does a better job than the cheap crap they used in the 2012 N7.

    Personally I'd prefer a different manufacturer to ASUS to keep competition strong.

    • turdbogls

      they seem to have fixed that with the 2013 N7. i would assume they learned their lesson......that what i hope at least....guess we wont know for a while. but the read/write problems seem to have gone away in the 2013 N7 (thank goodness)

  • Thomas’

    Yeah, i don't know. Reading a pattern in this is more like looking for pattern in Lotto.

    It's usually better to let a company make the follow-up device, since it's easier to learn from mistakes this way... (N7 memory, for instance). They should just divide the Nexus market on the manufacturer: LG phones, ASUS 7" tablets, Samsung 10" tablets, Sony "Nexus Tempus" smart watches ;-)

  • Chippah

    As a current Nexus 10 Owner I would rather just buy a new regular samsung tablet as I know I will be able to get actual accessories for it,

  • http://www.binarytuberculosis.com BinaryTB

    I just hope it carries over the 3 things that have me hooked to my current Nexus 10, if any one of them gets worse, I might skip this new Nexus 10.

    1. Screen aspect ratio, 16:10 (needs it for my comic books!)
    2. 300ppi

    3. Front facing speakers (pretty much required for watching anything!)

  • John charitos

    after the job done by samsung on the nexus 10 , i'm hoping it would be samsung again... and if asus takes it please put the speakers infront again , with that beautiful design!

  • prophetic

    How short are your memories? What's the other HTC Nexus phone besides the One? It's definitely not two iterations of the same form factor per manufacturer.

    • KatsumeBlisk

      G1 was technically a Nexus before the Nexus brand was invented.

  • Nick

    I'm surprised there haven't been more N10 leaks. I hope it will drop next month along with the "Nexus 5".