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

Google and Samsung working on super high res 10
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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55 Comments

1. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

Go Google and Samsung and give us the best tablet.

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.

29. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 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.

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?

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.

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

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.

43. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

38. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

49. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

Nexus 10

50. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

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

53. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

55. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

2. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

3. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

11. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 2012

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

21. Brewski

Posts: 669; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

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

23. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 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

42. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

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

24. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Sorry, typo! It's 299

46. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 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

47. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

My own comment makes me drool.

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

9. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 2012

298.89 ppi is what I got.

10. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Not unless the screen is smaller

13. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

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

16. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Granted, I got a PPI of about 299 in my calcuation.... more specifically: 298.89841210476368511114963572666.... Where's the math at PA???

6. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

8. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Talk about nonsense Haha, I couldn't resist

14. No_Nonsense unregistered

What was so non sensible about this post? You must be one of those people who feel US is the only place in the world.

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