By Sumit Passary | Oct 10, 2012 09:08 AM EDT
Google produced its popular Nexus 7 tablet with Asus. Now analysts indicate that a 10-inch Nexus will be co-branded with Samsung.
Since the launch of Nexus 7 in July this year, Google has earned a place for the Nexus 7 as one of the most popular 7-inch tablet that is currently available in the consumer market. Google's latest tablet gives fierce competition to rival 7-inch tablet makers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble (B&N). With the success in the 7-inch tablet market, rumors indicate that Google is on the verge of launching a 10-inch tablet co-branded with Samsung.
"The 10.1-inch tablet will boast a pixel density that is higher than Apple's third-generation iPad," said Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch.
The 10-inch Nexus is expected to have a 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution display and will have 299 pixels per inch (ppi). If rumors of the 10-inch Nexus are to be believed, then the device will oust the 9.7-inch iPad which has 2048x1536 pixels resolution and 264 ppi. The analyst has not divulged any other other information regarding the purported 10-inch Nexus.
Samsung already has its own line-up of 10-inch tablets, which are available in the market. Both the Samsung Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 pack robust features, which a user will expect in a high-end tablet. The question may arise that what additional features will Google and Samsung introduce in the 10-inch Nexus to compete with Samsung's own line-up of tablets and offerings from other makers.
"It's going to be a high-end device," said Shim.
Apart from the display resolution, tablet enthusiasts may expect an enhanced and powerful processor, battery, and an improved version of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the 10-inch Nexus. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sports a stylus (S Pen) which many tablet users find very helpful. Users will hope that the 10-inch Nexus will also include a stylus that is similar to the S Pen.
Google offers the entry level Nexus 7 at a very competitive price tag of $199. Even though the rumors are at the nascent stage, tablet enthusiasts will hope that the 10-inch Nexus is priced to suit the consumer's pocket.
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