Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) very likely has a new Nexus 10 tablet in the pipeline to target the full-sized market. Last year's model has been out of stock for weeks, suggesting that a refresh may be imminent. Prior speculation had centered around a device possibly built by Asus, but now rumor has it that LG will be making the new Nexus 10. Both vendors make sense, as each has existing relationships with Google; Asus makes the Nexus 7, while LG makes the Nexus 5. Samsung probably doesn't care much for the Nexus program, since it already enjoys its successful Galaxy lineup of tablets.
Meanwhile, Asus is looking to expand its Google-related product portfolio. After reporting a smaller profit last quarter, Asus said it is planning to launch its first Chromebook early next year, likely to be priced between $200 and $250. Asus also expects to see tablet unit volumes increase depending on how the Nexus 7 fares.
In this segment of Tech Teardown, Erin Kennedy discusses Google's rumored devices with Evan Niu, CFA, our tech and telecom bureau chief.
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