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Samsung reportedly building new Nexus 10 tablet, arriving in the 'near future'

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Gallery Photo: Google Nexus 10 hands-on photos
Gallery Photo: Google Nexus 10 hands-on photos

Samsung is lined up to once again build a 10-inch Nexus tablet for Google, according to The Wall Street Journal's Amir Efrati. The new Nexus 10 should be arriving "in the near future," Efrati said, after reportedly learning the details from Android and Chrome lead Sundar Pichai. Last year, Google put a little over three months time between the release of the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10 — while Pichai's statements don't necessarily suggest that same time frame isn't in the cards this year, it does confirm that the company is standing by its ventures into competing with the full sized iPad.

The involvement of Samsung also serves as another sign that the two companies aren't breaking apart just yet. It's long been suspected that Samsung's dominance in the Android device marketplace could allow it to break away from Google, but so far that doesn't appear to be happening. There's no word yet on what the new Nexus 10 will be like, but it should certainly include the newly announced Android 4.3.

Update: Efrati, who has since left the WSJ has now retracted his previous statements, saying that his tweet that said "expect to see new 10-inch Nexus 10 Android tablet (made by Samsung) in the near future," didn't say that the new Nexus 10 was to be made by Samsung. Instead Efrati says he was stating the manufacturer of the previous model.