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Asus-made Nexus 10 tablet reportedly coming soon

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Nexus 10 hero (1024px)
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The new version of Google's largest tablet, the Nexus 10, will be made by Asus rather than Samsung, according to a report from Geek's Russell Holly. The writer, who also broke the news that stock Android editions of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One were coming to the Google Play store, cites "multiple sources" as confirming the switch. The report directly contradicts the Wall Street Journal's earlier rumor (see update) that Samsung was reprising its role as manufacturer of the tablet.

Asus is responsible for both the original Nexus 7 and the refreshed edition, so it's clear the Taiwanese manufacturer has a good working relationship with Google. The refreshed Nexus 10 will reportedly be available "in time for the holiday season" through both Google Play store and Best Buy. Although he's unsure of the exact announce date, Holly tells us that Best Buy is already preparing for the tablet internally.

Update: Former Wall Street Journal reporter Amir Efrati has retracted his statement that Samsung is making the new Nexus 10.