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Google and Samsung working on super high res 10" Nexus tablet

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We've been hoping to hear more about any potential tablets that could be part of Google's rumored expansion of the Nexus lineup, and we just got some very interesting news. Apparently, Samsung and Google are working on a 10" Nexus tablet, and even better, the companies may try to beat out the pixel density of the new iPad.

The rumor has it that while the Nexus 7 is gunning for the budget market that is currently occupied by the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, the new 10" tablet from Samsung and Google will be aiming for the premium market. NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim says that, according to supply chain information, the tablet will feature a display of 2,560x1,600 at 10.1", giving it a pixel display of 299 PPI. This would make it even higher resolution than the new iPad which has a 9.7" display at 2,048x1,536 (264 PPI). 

Android has yet to prove it can make a widely successful 10" tablet, the best has been something of a cult following for Asus and its Transformer series. But, the Nexus brand is gaining steam these days, and it would certainly be interesting to see a Google tablet out "Retina" an Apple display. That's something we have only seen a handful of times in the smartphone world with only the HTC Rezound, Sony Xperia S, Xperia SL, and Xperia V coming in with a higher PPI than Apple's iPhone (although the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X will join that list soon). 

source: CNet

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posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:40 37

1. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


Go Google and Samsung and give us the best tablet.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 23:09 12

17. MeoCao (unregistered)


The biggest problem for Android 10" tablets, especially ones with high resolution, is lack of adapted apps.

With 7" that is less visible as phone apps can be used reasonably well and N7 with its strong sales with Play Store vouchers attracted developers to make apps for it.

Google obviously can't use the same strategy for 10" tablets as this may destroy the market so it's very interesting to see what they are going to do.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 00:01 1

29. imkyle (Posts: 1076; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I agree with this. I had the Xoom for a year and recently got the TF700T and the lacks that support high resolution screens in a bummer.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 00:03 5

30. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


yea but did you not just see the other article on here that said google was crackin down on devs to make better and more adaptable apps?

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 00:18 2

33. MeoCao (unregistered)


This is too little, this will help those developers with little experience and nothing more.

To attract developers to make apps for 10" androids Google must create the market for them. This can be done by offering free vouchers like they did with N7.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 00:22 5

35. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


i think you're being a little impatient man, just give things more time...Google is not as "unaware" as you think they are

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 00:29 2

37. MeoCao (unregistered)


I don't say Google is unaware, they certainly are. But what they are going to do is totally different matter.

Previously Google had the policy : make once use everywhere. But this policy has failed for tablets and works only for phones.

It looks like Google has a change of heart now but it's still unclear how far will they go.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 01:37 2

43. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


yea i understand but like you said things are changing so keep lookin for the best :)

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 01:02

38. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Damn just bought Infinity not long ago but then I love Infinity

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 07:53

49. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


Nexus 10

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 08:04 2

50. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Go Google. But why it's Samsung. Go with Asus is better.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 09:25 3

53. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


because samsung is the biggest vendor, and they make their own high end parts which keeps costs in line.

Samsung also has the power of name recognition to non-geeks.

As long as the cost isnt crazy, this is a tablet to keep an eye on.

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 21:54

55. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yeah, Samsung is a more well known name than Asus, so that could have a positive affect. I just can't stop thinking about the Exynos 5 though... I know it's improbable they would use it on this Nexus 10, it's just a wish I'd like to hold on to. I want to see the benchmarks.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:44 12

2. syedzain (Posts: 175; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Ipad is the best tablet now....
But i would love to see the nexus tablet.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:45 5

3. Cyan3boN (Posts: 444; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


How come the pixel density is still lower for than the NEW ipad

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:54 11

11. cmikeh2 (Posts: 26; Member since: 09 May 2012)


They did funky math. I did the calculations and came up with 298.89 ppi.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 23:28 1

21. Brewski (Posts: 378; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Just out of curiosity, what formula does one use to calculate pixel density?

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 23:36 5

23. cmikeh2 (Posts: 26; Member since: 09 May 2012)


You use Pythagorean's Theorem (a^2+b^2 = c^2) to find out the length of the diagonal and then divide by screen size. In this instance the math is:

√(2560^2 + 1600^2)/10.1

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 01:20 1

42. SkOne (Posts: 95; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Its not, mystery Samsung nexus 299ppi > new iPad 264ppi

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 23:38 4

24. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Sorry, typo! It's 299

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 04:07 1

46. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


If only they did this with sony. Imagine a 11 inch tablet with a 1080p HD Bravia Display with 300+ ppi and bravia engine. Not to mention WhiteMagic for brightness and floating touch and also a camera with an XMOR R sensor.Add a sexy design and timescape UI and you have knockout device. But you still need to optimize apps though

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 04:09 1

47. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


My own comment makes me drool.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:45 3

4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


"the tablet will feature a display of 2,560x1,600 at 10.1", giving it a pixel display of 229 PPI. This would make it even higher resolution than the new iPad which has a 9.7" display at 2,048x1,536 (264 PPI). "

Can we get math check? The new tab should be higher than 229 ppi.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:54 1

9. cmikeh2 (Posts: 26; Member since: 09 May 2012)


298.89 ppi is what I got.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:54

10. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Not unless the screen is smaller

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:57 1

13. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Resolution is higher. Pixel density is lower. The way he wrote the sentence is kind of confusing.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 23:08 1

16. denney (Posts: 98; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Granted, I got a PPI of about 299 in my calcuation....

more specifically:

298.89841210476368511114963572666....

Where's the math at PA???

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:51 3

5. lyndon420 (Posts: 4559; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Shouldn't be too hard to outshine an ipad these days. Give the consumers what they want and sales will rise.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:52 1

6. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


And these bunch of idiots won't let this come to India.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:53 1

8. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Talk about nonsense
Haha, I couldn't resist

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