Samsung rumoured to be making Google Nexus 10
10 Oct 2012
Larger tablet likely to be a high-end device
Details are scarce, but people seemingly in the know are making noises about a Google Nexus 10 tablet.
As the name suggests, this will be the bigger brother to the Nexus 7, which will continue as a budget tablet, perhaps in various incarnations. But the Nexus 10 doesn't sound like a budget device at all.
It will be a 10.1-inch tablet with a pixel density that is higher than Apple's current iPad, claims Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, who has been speaking to Cnet. The 2,560x1,600 display will have a PPI (pixels per inch) of about 299, claims Shim, which compares to 264 PPI on the iPad.
'It's going to be a high-end device,' he said, adding that 'they'll partner with Samsung and co-brand it with Samsung.' That should certainly add some spice to the battle with Apple's tablet. Of course, it's not the first time the two have teamed up, the Galaxy Nexus smartphone was also a co-production, so this isn't a relationship either party is going into blindly.
How does Shim know all this? It's down to 'supply chain indications', which is another way of saying that he's heard it via the companies making the kit. That apparently indicates 'a high likelihood that the product will come to fruition'.
There's no more details available right now, but Mr Shim did add that it is likely to launch after the next Google tablet launch, which is the rumoured $99 tablet. That's due to go into production in December.