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

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 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.

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

Related phones

Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)



1. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Awesome Google

26. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

42. webOSlove unregistered

a prettier interface

43. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

47. webOSlove unregistered

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

48. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

your personal opinion is respected

2. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Suddenly, pixel density won't matter.

3. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

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

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010


12. MeoCao unregistered

You should patent this slogan before Apple do LOL

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.

5. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 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.

37. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2314; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

49. Alphax

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

50. webOSlove unregistered

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

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

11. MeoCao unregistered

- HTC Nexus 5 - Motorola Nexus X

38. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2314; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

14. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

You forgot Sony

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sony Nexus was a fake.

24. an4564

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

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

16. tgtftw

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

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

22. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

36. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Are u in secret service?

35. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 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).

8. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 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 .

31. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

41. enGet

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

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

44. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

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

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

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