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Samsung Nexus tablet slated for introduction on October 29th along with other surprises

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Samsung Nexus tablet slated for introduction on October 29th along with other surprises
It looks like Google has another product announcement that it will make at its October 29th media event. Besides the LG Nexus 4 smartphone, there is now speculation that the rumored 10 inch Samsung Nexus tablet will also be announced during the event. Earlier this month, it appeared as though we wouldn't be seeing this device until the first half of 2013, but that now seems like misinformation designed to throw us off the trail.

The four faces of the LG Nexus 4

The four faces of the LG Nexus 4

The Samsung Nexus tablet is expected to have a 10 inch screen with resolution of 2560 x 1600 which leaves it with a higher pixel density at 300ppi than the 264ppi belonging to the third-generation iPad. It will be powered by the Android 4.2 OS that is also expected to be part of the event. As far as a name is concerned, the source for The Next Web could not confirm if the tablet will be called the Nexus 10. Inside the Korean manufacturer, the tablet is known as "Manta".

What other surprises does Google have for us on October 29th? We do expect to see the 32GB Google Nexus 7 tablet that already has been sold at one Staples store, although there is talk that a version of the 32GB model will be made available with HSPA+ connectivity, which is something that fans of the tablet have wanted to see. After all, you can't rely on Wi-Fi everywhere you go.

Invitation to the October 29th Google event

Invitation to the October 29th Google event

The source also has the final specs for the LG Nexus 4, which includes the 4.7 inch 768 x 1280 display, the quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 8MP rear facing camera and a 1.3MP front facing camera. A 2100mAh battery is keeping the lights on and Android 4.2 will be installed.

Android 4.2 will introduce ‘Content in the center,’ which is a way for users to access Google Play Store via a widget. Tablet Sharing’ will let multiple users access a tablet each with their own email and app settings. Competing with iOS 6, the new OS build will include an update to the panoramic camera settings which will now support both horizontal and vertical movement as the default setting.

source: TheNextWeb via SammyHub

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posted on 21 Oct 2012, 15:53 19

1. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Awesome Google

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 18:49 9

26. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1098; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


oh sweet sweet Nexus Love!
Hi res screen, android 4.2, quad core exynos...what more could one want :)

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 02:09

42. webOSlove (unregistered)


a prettier interface

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 03:24 3

43. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1098; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


android is still the prettieest interface out there but yeah improvements can never hurt...

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 23:08

47. webOSlove (unregistered)


in my opinion webOS is prettiest, but Android is second best... way better than Blackberry and iOS

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 09:56 1

48. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1098; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


your personal opinion is respected

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 15:58 29

2. tedkord (Posts: 5107; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Suddenly, pixel density won't matter.

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 16:09 30

3. AstronautJones (Posts: 272; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Yes, just like 7 " is suddenly a good size for tablets.

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 16:20

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


touche

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 17:16 2

12. MeoCao (unregistered)


You should patent this slogan before Apple do LOL

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 16:09 4

4. Mark.J.Linskiy (unregistered)


Nice, looking forward to see how the Nexus 10 turns out. Regarding the horizontal and vertical movement for panoramic photos, my S III has that already as default when switching to panoramic mode. Still excited to see what 4.2 brings.

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 16:13 1

5. Kjayhawk (Posts: 291; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


I really hope that storage thing isn't true, I love the phone but only 16 GB of storage is a deal breaker for me I'm already using 20 GB of storage and thats not including my music.

Personally I need more storage.

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 22:12 1

37. Dr.Phil (Posts: 924; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


There could be an expandable storage option on it. I think by next year we will see phones come standard with 32GB worth of data with an expandable storage option on most of them.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 18:47

49. Alphax (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


if storage is so important to you then get a phone with microSD slot, like Samsung Galaxy S3

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 01:19

50. webOSlove (unregistered)


Why did you choose the Galaxy S3 as an example of all phones

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 16:20 2

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


also if you think about subjetively theree seems to be a Nexus Mesage on that invitation, "the playgrouf is oppen" could mean a overhauled nexus program and more than One Nexus Device. But hey look at this

-LG Nexus 4
-Asus Nexus 7
-Samsing Nexus 10
-Motorola
-HTC

only two big guys are missing so far to there to be 5 Nexus

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 17:13 2

11. MeoCao (unregistered)


- HTC Nexus 5
- Motorola Nexus X

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 22:14 1

38. Dr.Phil (Posts: 924; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Motorola might not get in on the Nexus program this year, but they are pointing towards next year for the Google influence on Motorola to be apparent in the device lineup.

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 17:21 7

14. MartyK (Posts: 725; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


You forgot Sony

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 17:50 6

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8830; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sony Nexus was a fake.

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 18:35 8

24. an4564 (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


the picture was a fake. that doesn't mean that a sony nexus can't happen

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 17:30 2

16. tgtftw (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


You could also look into the four towers that are on the invite representing 4 Nexus devices too.

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 18:06 6

22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4103; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Or the four blue towers on the left + the 2 red bridge structures on the right = 4.2

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 21:44 6

36. VJo003 (Posts: 335; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Are u in secret service?

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 21:23 1

35. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


"The playground is open" Was already used in advertisements of the Nexus 7 (At least 2). Nothing new on that...

I hope that Google really change the Nexus program and make it more open, with more than one device launched per year. But I think that it's not so easy...

They will have to manage an increasing number of devices that should be updated with each new version of Android. For each new Nexus, they will have to allocate resources. And, technically, they will take a responsability that shouldn't be theirs (After all, it is someone else's hardware!).

Maybe, if the manufacturers really get in this Nexus fever, they can make one agreement, and pay for the google's software maintenance (Since they will have zero concerns and costs, in the software development).

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 16:30 1

8. toiletcleaner (Posts: 199; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


100GB free from Google, thats y the new nexus doesn't have that much memory. 8-16 is not for a game players like me. just one game from EA takes like 1.3GB .

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 19:56 1

31. tedkord (Posts: 5107; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


What good does 100gb in the cloud do when the carriers are limiting our data? You can't stream with the new tiered our shared plans, unless you want to pay double or more.

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 23:17

41. enGet (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


It's caled collusion with mobile companies to up-sell you.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 03:37

44. rizevnarastek (Posts: 332; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Nowadays you've got Wi-Fi EVERYWHERE...

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 16:40 4

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6675; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


now this is the tablet i've been waiting for only a week to go :)

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 17:09

10. imkyle (Posts: 1018; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I wonder how long it will take 4.2 to get to the GSM Galaxy Nexus....

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 17:51

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8830; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It shouldn't take long. I would say a week and a half at max.

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 18:48

25. mrbtree98 (Posts: 50; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


unless you're with a carrier........

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 19:10

28. imkyle (Posts: 1018; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


That would be sweet. I bought the Nexus from the Google Play Store in July and I'm not sure if the Nexus 4 will be worth the upgrade.

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 19:21 2

29. remixfa (Posts: 14059; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


hardware wise its a massive upgrade in horsepower. Of course if your not using it for big games or other high intensity apps, u probably wont notice. Just a bigger camera and better screen then.

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 17:20 2

13. MartyK (Posts: 725; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


I would like to place my order for the "Samsung Nexus tablet" and the "Note-2" ...when and where is the pre-order link?

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 17:46

17. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


No pre-order link because of what was said on the first line of the article...SPECULATION

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 17:21

15. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 266; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


exynos 5 in the nexus 10? or the s4 quad?

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 17:47

18. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Most likely a dual-core A15 Exynos

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 17:57

21. medicci37 (Posts: 689; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Finally ! Been waiting soooo long 4 this tab !

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 18:13 1

23. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


What an awesome Android Lineup to come! To me this is the best collection of Android releases ever in a 6 month period e.g. S3, Gnote2, DLX, Nexus 7, LG Optimus G, and the above named devices. So much choice and you can't really go wrong with any!

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 19:10

27. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Am I the only who saw this "Competing with iOS 6, the new OS build will include an update to the panoramic camera settings which will now support both horizontal and vertical movement as the default setting." and thought of longcat?

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 19:22 2

30. remixfa (Posts: 14059; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I'd like to know how its "competing with iOS6", when iOS6 isnt even competing with android 2.3 as far as features/functionality goes.

Android 4.1+ is only competing with itself.

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 20:18

32. JulianGT (Posts: 82; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


Is android 4.2 comming to the transformer pad infinity?

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 20:52

33. imkyle (Posts: 1018; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I would imagine so. The Prime got ICS in January of 2012 after being released only in December, so maybe in January... Feb for 4.2?

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 21:14

34. JulianGT (Posts: 82; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


Thanx

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 23:09

39. enGet (Posts: 27; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Wonder if this will be the first phone to break the 1000 USD mark for the int'l unlocked version?

posted on 21 Oct 2012, 23:15

40. shuaibhere (Posts: 1658; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


if this tablets is powered by exnosys 5 then it will be a most powerful tablet or phone in the world............

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 04:04

45. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


TO MUUUUCH WANT!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 06:35

46. StjepanCorby (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


nice phone !! i want it

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