Google and Samsung Prepping 10 Inch Nexus Tablet to Challenge New iPad's Retina Display


Google and Samsung Prepping 10 Inch Nexus Tablet to Challenge New iPad's Retina Display


Google is reportedly working on a 10.1 inch Nexus tablet, which will be co-branded with Samsung in order to offer a tough competition to the 9.7 inch tablet market dominator – Apple iPad.

While Apple is too busy with the unveiling of its miniature iPad – 7 inch iPad Mini, Google is moving from its 7 inch Nexus tablet to the bandwagon of 10 inch tablets.

A recent CNET report claims that the search engine giant is developing a 10.1 inch tablet in partnership with the world's largest smartphone manufacturer – Samsung.

Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch has revealed the details of the tablet claiming that the supply chain activity has indicated the arrival of a new tablet without specifying any particular launch date.

Shim has also tipped that the new device will sport a 10.1 inch display with 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, which 299 ppi pixel density whereas that of the new iPad with 9.7 inch display is 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution and 264 ppi pixel density. Hence, the new Google Nexus tablet will have a better display as compared to the third generation iPad.

The analyst suggests that the next Google Nexus tablet will be a high-end device in contrast with Google's current $199 Nexus 7 and upcoming tablet. Also, the production of the $99 Nexus tablet will debut in December 2012.

A 10-inch tablet would certainly be an interesting move by Google. In June, it just began offering a 7 inch tablet in its Nexus program by collaborating with the Taiwanese tech giant, Asus for a price tag of $199 (priced at Rs 17,000 in India). And, 10-incher that would rival the iPad is sure to may turn some heads.


Apple, in the meantime, is expected to launch a smaller, 7.85-inch version of the iPad on October 17, to mark its presence in the 7 inch tablet segment of the market and to create a dent in the sales of Google Nexus 7 and the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

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