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Report: Asus to Create New Nexus 10 Instead of Samsung?

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Shortly after announcing the new Nexus 7 on stage at a Google event in San Francisco two weeks ago, Android boss Sundar Pichai allegedly told a Wall Street Journal reporter that a new Nexus 10 was also on the way and that Samsung would be making it again. The news didn’t exactly surprise us, since Samsung and Google have had a solid partnership over the years, especially when it comes to the Nexus brand. With that said, a new report out of Geek.com suggests that Samsung may not make the new 10-inch tablet at all, and that Asus, who has made both Nexus 7 tablets for Google, may have actually won the bid. 

According to “multiple sources,” the new Nexus 10 will be sold at both Best Buy and through Google Play during the upcoming holiday season. No information on potential specs has surfaced at this point, but Asus seems to have a good enough relationship with Qualcomm that we could see a Snapdragon chipset inside. Last year’s Nexus 10 used a dual-core Samsung Exynos 5250 processor. We also would expect to see a similar 2560×1600 high-resolution display to the one included in last year’s N10 and the newly introduced 2013 Nexus 7.

Sources of ours point to upwards of four new Nexus devices being introduced at Google’s fall event in October. The new Nexus 10 will likely be one of them.

I’m fine with either Samsung or Asus making the Nexus 10. Do you care either way?

Via:  Geek

  • Mike Duren

    Ive been using ASUS computer components for a great while, and have nothing but great things to say about them. The First N7 I got (1st Gen 16 GB) was riddled with issues. I went through 4 tablets till I got one that was put together properly. Dispite that though the N7 was a great tablet for its time. The new N7 that I recently purchased is flawless. Maybe for once I didnt get a lemon. Anyway, the “feeling” of Asus products in my opinion is much more premium then Samsung products in general. I hope that multiple manufacturers opt in for the nexus program, it will only work in the consumers favor. Personally id like to see a ASUS N10, a Moto N4, and a LG N5.

  • Dana Alan

    I’ve had my ASUS Transformer now for a few months. Contrary to some of the comments here, it’s a great tablet, no problems, and timely upgrades. They will do a good job with the Nexus 10.

  • Blue Sun

    This should have awesome GPS features /s

  • joe

    I have the 2012 nexus 10 and I don’t see a big reason to upgrade. The current nexus 10 is fast and has a beautiful display. Sure the new nexus 10 might have a faster processor and upgraded specs, but at the end of the day it will do the same exact thing as any other tablet. The current nexus 10 is fast enough and run games beautifully, I don’t understand why someone would need a faster device. If the new nexus,however, brings something new to the table, like a new innovation rather than specs, that’s a whole another story.

  • master94

    Its been confirmed. ASUS is making it.

  • wmsco1

    ASUS had better put in 2-3GB of RAM or your experience is going to Suck as proven with the infinity.

  • Scott Webber

    The new Nexus 7 is one of the nicest devices I’ve ever owned. It’s not a big deal either way, but I think Asus is worthy to make the N10.

  • Justin W

    The downvote fairy appears to have visited this thread….

  • Bill Lee

    I’ve got the Nexus 7 (2012), the Nexus 10 and the Nexus 7 (2013). I use the Nexus 7′s a LOT more than than the 10 and am probably not interested in new Nexus 10. However, I’d sure be looking for a Snapdragon 800 in it which I’d hope would spontaneously reboot a lot less than my 10. But, if Snapdragon is going to keep Google from releasing factory images for reset purposes then I’m not sure that’s the direction Google should be going…

  • Justin W

    I’d prefer Asus – I love their products, and haven’t had any issues with any of the devices (tablets, laptops, PC components, etc.) that I’ve gotten from them. I hope they become a large contender in the Android world.

    • tomorrowslunch

      If so, their quality better improve, because so far Asus has sh*t quality control.

  • S_T_R

    And Moto is making the next Nexus phone, and droid-life gets scooped by the stodgy old Chicago Tribune

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/la-fi-tn-motorola-asus-nexus-20130809,0,4059836.story

  • Twofourturbo

    My Moto Xoom says “FTW and I’m still here.. No need to upgrade yet.. ” . :-)

  • Mark Mann

    not samsung, bad customer service experience with samsung…

  • Silver Veloz

    Wonder if we’ll ever see this in the U.S? The Padfone.

    http://www.androidcentral.com/asus-padfone-2-review#comment-700191

  • ferrari187

    Nooooooooooo

  • Nicktrance

    They’re both good even though they’ve both made mistakes in the tablet market. I really don’t mind either way.

  • Kevin Le

    Definitely prefer Asus over Samsung. Gonna stick with N7 though, perfect form factor for me, for reading.

  • user311

    Please say it ain’t so. After purchasing a 64GB transformer infinity last year I swore I’d never again buy an Asus product. They cheaped out on the NAND and made a promising product into crap. I was without my tablet for over a month and a half because I had to get it rma’d 3 times; once for a broken gyrometer another time for battery drain/over heating and thermal shutdowns and the last time to repair the screen because it arrived back from an rma damaged and the unit wouldn’t boot. So please anyone but asus. Its bad enough I can’t get a nexus 7 don’t cut off the 10 for me too.

    • Joshua Bailey

      You should give Asus another shot with Nexus. They make great Nexus hardware. The OG N7 was great for us. The N713 is absolutely sick.

  • EC8CH

    Moto Nexus All The Things!

  • EC8CH

    So we should expect no factory image for the new N10 then either???

    This AOSP/Qualcomm thing is turning into quite a mess.

  • Tony Byatt

    Asus is a good choice…(Padfone Nexus?…*slap*)

    The current Nexus 10 though is still a top of the line device…

  • gadget_hero

    I wonder what a ASUS Nexus phone would be like?

  • KleenDroid

    I think Asus is doing a great job.

    I love my Nexus 7.

    • LionStone

      Here, here, brother! Did you get a new HD one? Loving all the upgrades from the first one…especially the wireless charging which was unexpected :-)

      • KleenDroid

        Heck I only have the old one and like it. I’ll probably pick up a new one also.

        • LionStone

          You will love the new one then!

  • Joshua Bailey

    Love Asus hardware. Had some problems with the Transformer line due to I/O BS, but other than that and some minor quality control issues, Asus is beast when it comes to tablets.

    • Brent

      Nah, Asus quality control is horrible with their consumer products line. Motherboards are fine, but Asus tablets and laptops are POS.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        I haven’t had any issues with the Asus laptops I’ve gotten, but then I haven’t had any issues with the Samsung ones I’ve had either.

      • ostensibly

        even some of their motherboard lines were plagued with bad QC.

        • Stephen Cox

          Mine must not be part of that plague. I bought it in 2008 and its still running strong.

          Everything I have bought from Asus has been rock-solid… its the reason I keep buying from them.

  • CoreRooted

    I wonder if this has anything with Samsung pushing to have devices with Tizen released by year’s end? It would make sense to me as Samsung has been saying for quite awhile they want to replace Android with Tizen, so this rumor does have a bit of weight to it.

  • WCM3

    I’m down with Asus. The nexus 10 Samsung produced was ugly IMO.

    At least both nexus 7s produced were aesthetically pleasing. With the exception of the sideway nexus logo on the new version, right Kellen..

    • John

      Eh? The Nexus 7 was also downright disgusting.

      • WCM3

        The only thing I dislike on it is the bezel. But I can’t believe you can have a tablet with the minimal bezel of all the newer phones.

        You grab a phone by your fingertips, and tablet with your hands..

        • John

          Yeah, the bezel was grossly large. It can’t be thin like you said, but the Nexus 7 had too much. Plus the back was also disgusting with all the holes and the oversized Nexus logo.

    • accolade

      Enjoy that poor I/O and poor Wifi/GPS Nexus 10 from ASUS if that ever happens.

  • Jonathan Bunch

    Asus is good partners with nvidia perhaps they would use the tegra 4 platform to avoid the aosp drama with qualcom. Just a thought.

    • Tyler Durden

      Let Microsoft have Tegra. We don’t want it.

  • Travillion

    This might be more reason by JBQ left AOSP–anticipating further legal issues with Qualcomm over their binaries for a new N10 in addition to the new N7.

    • EC8CH

      first thing I thought of when I saw this news.

  • Alex Goings

    If asus makes it I’m gonna get it.

  • hkklife

    I love my N10 but there’s no disputing it was TOO much at the time–too many pixels, too expensive relative to the N7 and yet also not enough app support/optimizations, not enough GPU power for gaming and not enough retail distribution and retail presence.

    I honestly wish Google had pegged Asus to introduce a more affordable ($350ish) Nexus 10 last year that was Tegra 3 or S4 Pro-based and only had a 1080P screen.
    Then, the 2013 refresh could’ve introduced the 2560×1600 panel with a real powerhouse SoC.

    Prediction for the N10 refresh: Snapdragon 800, 2 GB RAM, same screen resolution as last year but less washed out looking, beefier battery, wireless charging and MAYBE an optional keyboard dock available from Asus. Same price points as last year’s models (16GB for $399) and $499 for 32GB but 32GB for $450 or $440 would be fantastic. I just hope they keep the microUSB port for charging and don’t go proprietary like the Transformer tablets.

    Ideal would be 3 potential charging options: conventional microUSB for compatibility, POGO like N10 1st gen for rapid charging (but include the dang cable in the box this time) AND Qi for slow but handy wireless charging.

    • cortesjues

      my qi charger charges my phone at about 95% the speed of a usb cahrger connected to the wall. so im not so sure that qi would be that slow

    • Eric

      This is like my dream Nexus 10. I don’t think the battery needs to be changed though. Mine lasted forever when I had it. The GPU was just so bad I couldn’t keep the tablet.

      • brkshr

        What was wrong with the GPU?

        • Eric

          Slow, laggy.

          • DainLaguna

            gpu’s being ‘laggy’ isnt exactly an accurate description.

          • Eric

            Try playing a gpu intensive game like GTA Vice City.

      • Bill Lee

        The GPU didn’t bother me as much as the CPU. Very fast, but from stock through 4.2.2 it’d spontaneously reboot. Does seem better under 4.3, but maybe I’m just not using it enough to notice.

        • Eric

          My problem was with games. Mine randomly rebooted but it really didn’t bother me as much because it usually rebooted when idle.

    • Higher_Ground

      I wasn’t a huge fan of the propriatary connector but if it reduces charge times and allows for the keyboard attachment I can live with it.

    • DainLaguna

      washed out display? the nexus 10′s display is a lot of things but washed out isnt it. kind of a hilarious claim given that asus of all makers is reported to be making the next one, and washed out almost goes synonymous with their tablet displays. (except for the new n7).

      tegra 3, even on a 1080 panel, would have been awful.

  • Futbolrunner

    I’d prefer ASUS. They’re getting much deserved exposure with the N7. Plus, I like fellow Android competition against Samsung.

    Either way I’m going to be broke around holiday season with all of these Nexii*

    • Tyler Durden

      Asus quality control is horrible. Ask transformer users.

      • Boblank84

        never was interested in the transformer, but i would agree w/ the original nexus 7. the new nexus 7 though (at least mine) is perfect. not sure if i got lucky or if they stepped their qc up after the last nexus 7 issues.

        • Tyler Durden

          Their laptop QC is the worst. Returned 7 Zenbooks before switching to a Samsung ultra book.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            7? That sounds pretty silly

          • Tyler Durden

            More like 5. But best buy let me so why not.

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            When people read multiple comments by you and down vote the first couple comments, they don’t bother to read what you have to say and just assume it’s worthy of a down vote lol

          • Tyler Durden

            A lot of followers. But it doesn’t matter. The truth will be spoken

          • tylersuckzatlife

            I Hope you get AIDS Tyler… You’re a waste of oxygen

          • Tyler Durden

            as you type a meaningless comment.

          • The Phenom

            My wife and I both had thier laptop hard drive on one failed after a year and a half. (Thank God for the extended warranty) the other motherboard is failing. Went back to Lenovo.

          • James Hill

            I build PC’s on the side, and I think ASUS Main-boards are top tier. I’ve never run into any problems with their laptops either. Their tablets are another story though.

      • Lucky Armpit

        I’m a TF101 user and I MUCH prefer Asus over Samsung. Any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Samsung’s horrible build quality – and I mean HORRIBLE – along with their nonexistent quality control has made me swear off them. I’ve had a Galaxy Nexus (worst phone… ever), and a Galaxy Tab 10.1 which I promptly returned for a TF101. I am literally jumping for joy with the news that Asus will allegedly make the new Nexus 10. Will definitely get one now. The fact that the Nexus 10 was made my Samsung was really what prevented me from pulling the trigger.

        At least Asus takes care of their customers, whether it be a quick patch, repaired device, or even a new device at no charge. Samsung just shrugs their shoulders and says sorry, not our problem, would you like to buy another phone? Samsung needs to stick to making TVs.

        /rant off

        • Tyler Durden

          Samsung makes much better quality phones wise. The Gnex wasn’t their fault exactly. Mainly Google and Verizon.

          • Lucky Armpit

            I went through 3 Galaxy Nexuses (Nexii?) before going with a Razr Maxx. I went through 3 Galaxy Tab 10.1s before going with Asus Transformer TF101. Interestingly enough, I have a Samsung plasma TV that’s almost 4 years old and has been flawless, lol. Maybe it’s just me. But I agree with you about Google and Verizon – especially Verizon – also being at fault over the GNex problems.

          • Evan

            Multiply your experience by a 1000 to get what happens with the average Asus product. Doesn’t matter what just 1 person here or there experiences, it’s the whole. And as a whole, Asus has major quality control issues.

            That’s not surprising since Asus panders to the low end of the price spectrum.

          • The Phenom

            Not a ASUS fan at all will not buy another device from them.

          • http://gregorydean.net/ midimench

            Never ever had problems with my GNex’s. Although I went through 3 of them, it wasn’t their fault that I dropped the first two onto concrete and a tile floor.

          • Jonathan Niccolls

            Thank you for your honesty!

          • Kyle Fullmer

            That may be partially true, but if you ever had to return your nexus for a defect (audio jack bugged out on mine) you would know that you almost never end up with a working phone. between 3 of my friends I think we went through 12 phones? I don’t know who was in charge of saying the refurbs were up to par but hopefully they were beaten.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Samsung still has issues with Radios in their phones to this day. My buddy with an S4 gets the same 3 bars of 3G that my Gnex gets, while the two guys sitting next to me with an iPhone and a MAXX HD have 2 bars of 4G, all on verizon.

        • Evan

          Asus’s customer service is non existent.

          Not to mention Asus’s quality control is also non existent. Their entire line of products like their own tablets, Nexus 7, and Zenbooks were plagued with major issues.

          The only reason the Nexus 7 sold was because it was dirt cheap, not because it was good.

          I’m an Android fan, but it seemed like desperate Android fans didn’t want to admit that the N7 was such an underwhelming device.

        • accolade

          The original Transformer tablet is not an up-to-date track record of ASUS.
          Their quality control went to the crapper by the end of 2011.

          • Stephen Cox

            That might be true. My TF101 is so solid, I’ve not yet needed a replacement so I haven’t been keeping up with them.

      • Drome

        i owned the og nexus 7 the new nexus 7 and an asus laptop. All work flawlessly with no build quality issues. SOOOOO

        • Butters619

          I love the original N7. It was a great tablet. However, there were definitely some build quality issues with the display.

        • DainLaguna

          soooooo that means it MUST not be true then right?

      • Higher_Ground

        which transformer? I have a tf300 and as far as QC there’s nothing shoddy about it. The I/O performance is terrible, but I think that’s pretty universial. I guess if you had the tf201 it would have been another story completely. I haven’t heard from too many tf700 owners.

        • ostensibly

          I wanted to love the tf-201 but just couldn’t – OMG THE LAG

      • accolade

        I’m going to have to agree with Tyler here,

        I went through ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 and the Transformer Infinity TF700 and both had major issues.

        The Prime’s poor wifi and no GPS performance and overheating battery draining compared to the TF700 slow I/O bus, slow memory, and occasional overheating/battery draining.

        I don’t know who these people coming out of the wood work to claim ASUS products are best. You are wrong.

        Nexus 7 is not an example of ASUS work, Nexus 7 is ASUS having to work on Google’s direction.

        and they didn’t do a good job of it with the original Nexus 7 which had some minor issues, which is why Google went with SAMSUNG for the Nexus 10 to begin with.

        I just came from the Verge website, they’ve corrected their report, SAMSUNG is going to continue to make the next Nexus 10, not ASUS.

      • Stephen Cox

        Asus Transformer TF101 “B04″ Owner, reporting in.

        This thing is built like a tank, and Asus at the beginning was on top of the game about getting out OS updates. (I haven’t kept up with them since I went to a community ROM.)

        The only thing negative I’ve seen Asus do since they introduced the Transformer series was to change the SBK on the Tegra 2 chips a few times. Thankfully, it can’t be changed after it was manufacture red.

        Oh, and this thing might be over 2 years old now, but its still fast as hell.

      • James Hill

        Yep. The random, broken LCD in my TF300 is proof of this. ^

      • stvn2569

        I’ve actually had the complete opposite situation that you’ve had. I had a TF700T and from day one I had issues it is one of the slowest pieces of Crap that I’ve had always rebooting 3 to 5 times a day and there was almost no accessories for the thing. When I called ANUS I mean ASUS their customer service sucked they were rude and acted like their product was the best and how dare I say anything bad about their POS tablet the ANUS oh my bad again I ment asus. Do I went out and bought a Samsung Note 10.1 and couldn’t be happier. It’s very quick I can tell that it’s quad core unlike the ANUS and their customer service is great. I will never buy anything from ANUS or anything they make.

    • heatherbaroise

      Another impressive tablet to launch this week is the Pipo M7 Pro($255) that for roughly the same price as the Nexus 7, features a much larger 8.9 inch display with 1900×1200 screen resolution, a Quad core processor, along with built-in GPS navigation — and is packed with features that compare to the new Nexus, and offers premium speakers, WiFi with both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz frequencies for greater connection, as well as the choice of using standard Android O/S or a Windows style User Interface that makes the Android experience much more intuitive and easier to use. Also, the new Pipo M9 Pro($285) model offers a 10-inch version, and 3G HSPA+ is available with either model for $25 more, which works with any GSM Carrier, including AT&T and T-Mobile for 3G Internet data connection.

      One of the first to carry the new Pipo series of Android tablets and a few other new models to launch this month is T ablet Sprint– which also offers a new Miracast TV adapter($39), similar to the new Google Chromecast — but with a lot more features, much like Apple Airplay.

    • DainLaguna

      asus just seems to skip on components sometimes.

      im far from a sammy fanboy (most of my posts point to that) but the internal components they use are top notch.

      especially NAND performance/quality.

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    who is making the new nexus phone?

    • Elliot Kotis

      Most likely? Motorola.

      • MotoRulz

        Everynight before bed we must pray for this.. :P

        • EC8CH

          and be tormented by nightmares of it being available everywhere…. except Verizon.

          • MotoRulz

            It’s better to have dreamed and lost then to have never dreamed before. :P

    • Big_EZ

      It still could be multiple manufacturers, or the GPE phones could be what the rumors of multiple Nexus phones was about. A rumor of a Motorola Nexus came out yesterday, but I don’t think Google would do that just yet without other manufacturers also making a Nexus.

  • Chris Stuart

    I find this hard to believe. If an exec said Samsung was making it, I will believe him over some random rumor. It would take a huge falling out for them to switch partners less than 6 months before release.

    • Defenestratus

      I think this is noise coming from the traditional samsung-hating camp.

    • Mr E

      allegedly the quote was clarified to mean that samsung makes the *current* N10

      • Justin W

        Lol. That’s WSJ covering their ass.

  • Elliot Kotis

    Now I am split:
    Nexus 7 2013.
    Nexus 10 2013.
    Or Just remain with Nexus 5 and my gaming PC.

    • TheWenger

      If you have a big phone, go with a big tablet.

      • Elliot Kotis

        Have a Nexus 4 atm, the Nexus 5 will be atleast 5″ So…..

        • Drome

          i think they mean the 5th nexus phone and not a 5″ display but we will have to wait and see. I know google is partial to the 4.7 inch size.

          • Elliot Kotis

            Yes……I no that I am not a bloody idiot. Why down vote. It is the Nexus 5, and I would put 1million dollars that it is alteast 5″ screen.

    • Justin W
  • Eric

    Noooo, I like the screen the last N10 had. I bet it will be worse with Asus.

    • Elliot Kotis

      Nope, samsung doesn’t make the display you realise that, right?

      • Eric

        Yeah but I doubt Asus will use the same one or something similar.

        • Steve B

          What do you have against Asus? They make excellent tablets and if they make a Nexus 10 you better believe it’s going to be as good as the new Nexus 7 and better than the current Nexus 10.

          • Eric

            Every Asus tablet to date has had problems. The new Nexus 7 is their best tablet. All the others junk. I like Asus for PC parts not tablets.

          • Steve B

            Every Asus tablet? Not my Nexus 7 (first gen). It’s been flawless, zero issues. Same goes for the majority of owners. The only thing you ever hear bad about them are the few vocal minorities here in the comments and XDA, which probably accounts for about 2-3% of all the tablets Google sold. If the Nexus 7 was junk it wouldn’t have sold the way it did.

          • Brent

            What? Asus tablets have one of the worst quality control issues. Agree with Eric, the latest N7 is the ONLY product Asus has made that’s not bad.

          • Elliot Kotis

            Nexus 7 2012.

        • Elliot Kotis

          You’re stupid, aren’t you. A 2013 Nexus 10, for marketing sake ALONE will have to have a better display.

    • brkshr

      The screen on the N713 is beautiful! I’ve heard many others say this as well.

      • Eric

        The N7 isn’t even close to the same resolution.

        • brkshr

          Actually the N713 has better resolution than the N10. The N10 is 2560×1600 at 300dpi. The N713 is 1920×1200 at 323dpi.

          Edit: PPI

          • Eric

            You’re thinking PPI and that doesn’t make it better it make’s it a smaller screen.

          • brkshr

            You’re right ppi… and you’re not making sense. More pixels packed into every inch gives you a higher resolution. If you scaled the N7s 7″ screen up to the 10″ screen it would have a higher resolution than the N10.

            Edit: Here’s some light reading for you. You don’t need to be a victim to marketing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel_density

          • Ian

            Pixel density is not a factor in resolution. If you scaled 1920×1200 up to 10 inches you would have worse resolution than the existing N10.

          • Weber

            You’re right. An inch is an inch, no matter the screen size.
            You can fit more pixels in a bigger screen, but PPI is pretty universal, no matter the screen size. 300 PPI on any screen will look the exact same, no matter the resolution.

          • Big_EZ

            Same resolution, smaller screen will look better. They are both close to the maximum ppi the average person can see so it may not be much of a difference to most people though.

          • Ian

            PPI is not a factor in resolution. 2560×1600 > 1920×1200. The only statement you can factually make is that the new N7 has a higher pixel density than the N10.

          • brkshr

            Size is the second factor. That’s why we have PPI. A 1920×1200 resolution on a 7″ screen is going to look a hell of a lot better than 2560×1600 on a 50″ screen. I seriously can’t believe I am even having this debate with you guys. This is just common sense & common knowledge.

          • Ian

            “The term “display resolution” is usually used to mean pixel dimensions, the number of pixels in each dimension (e.g., 1920 × 1080), which does not tell anything about the pixel density of the display on which the image is actually formed”

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution

            Save the wikipedia argument as well, we all use it, we know it’s right.

          • brkshr

            Huh? Just stop dude…

            Your seriously going to try and say that the “display resolution” alone determines the quality? A 50″ tv with a resolution of 2560×1600 & a ppi of 60 is going to look better than say a 20″ tv with 1920×1200 & a ppi 113…. That’s nearly twice as many pixels in a square inch.

            This is my last post on this subject. I don’t mean to be mean… but you’re an idiot if you believe this & there is obviously no talking any common sense into you.

          • Michael Hammond

            TROLLOLOLOL!!!!

    • BSweetness

      The display Asus used in the 2013 Nexus 7 is gorgeous, so who is to say that their potential version of the Nexus 10 wouldn’t have an equally gorgeous display?

      I seriously doubt that Google would let the Nexus 10 take any steps backwards on the display front.

      • Eric

        WHo says they will use a 2560 by 1600 display or better? I’ve only seen 1080p Asus displays.

        • brkshr

          You need to look at the dpi. Not what marketing pushes on you as 1080p

          • Tyler Durden

            The iPhone isn’t even 1080p and that screen is crisp. Most likely because it’s small but oh well.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            This might be the smartest thing I’ve heard you say. Not trying to make fun of you or troll, just surprised me.

        • BSweetness

          And who says they won’t?

          Seriously, you’re speculating on a rumor in a way that’s contrary to everything that’s known, and you’re doing so with an incorrect understanding of the facts of displays. Asus used a stellar display in the 2013 Nexus 7 – one that’s better than any display they’ve ever used before on a tablet that size, and one that’s better than anyone has ever used on a tablet that size. Since the Nexus 7 was big jump forward with its display, why would Google even entertain the idea of going backwards on the display for the Nexus 10?

          Just use some logic man.

        • Evan Knofsky

          And yet the Nexus 7′s resolution is greater than 1080p

      • Justin W

        Especially if they have an additional $200 to use in it. I’m excited to see what kind of device they can come up with for a 10″ Nexus device :)

    • Adam Truelove

      The new Nexus 7 (built by ASUS) is reported to have the best screen on any tablet.

      • Ian

        Source? It has the highest resolution for any 7 inch tablet, per Google.

        • LionStone

          I’m sure its in the top 3 for all tablets anyway. I’ll compare it to the N10 when my girl comes home with hers.

      • Steve B

        This is what I’ve heard from most reviews. I believe even Kellen said it looked better than the Nexus 10.

  • brkshr

    I’m cool with that