Samsung and Google to battle iPad with 10 inch Nexus slate

Apple will be pushing their way into the smaller tablet space quite soon with the release of the Apple iPad Mini, despite the company saying they wouldn’t deliver a smaller tablet in the past, but times change, and obviously many prefer a smaller sized slate, and so Apple wants to grab a substantial slice of the smaller tablet cake rather than miss out on that lucrative market any further.

And as Apple is dipping their toes into an area that is usually Samsung and Google ground, the word is old Sammy is teaming with the Google guys to deliver a new 10-inch tablet with Nexus branding in an attempt to battle the popularity of the Apple iPad.

Apparently NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim has told Cnet that the new 10.1-inch Nexus tablet will sport a pixel density larger than the new iPad with a 2560 x 1600 display with a 299 PPI, whilst Apple’s 9.7-inch Retina Display is 2048 x 536 with a 264 PPI.

The new Nexus 10-inch slate will mark Google’s entry into the high end tablet market, with Shim saying the Android slate will be a high end device, and Google will partner Samsung and co-brand it with Samsung. Shim cites the info as supply chain indications, which he says typically shows a high likelihood that the device will become a reality.

Obviously Samsung and Google have worked together before on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and as Samsung devices are very popular it makes sense that the two giants should partner again to deliver a new 10-inch tablet, although one does have to remember none of this has been confirmed by Google or Samsung.

So there you have it, as and when we learn more we will of course pass it along, but we would like to know if any of our readers would be keen on Samsung and Google delivering a 10-inch Nexus tablet, so feel free to voice your opinions to our comments area below.


One thought on “Samsung and Google to battle iPad with 10 inch Nexus slate”

  1. hookedontablets says:

    I need to go on record as not a fanboy either way.I don’t own an Apple product which has not grown on a tree.
    I would own a Windows phone if they made an S Pen Note. I am not in love with Android, but I own 4 tablets and a phone running ICS.
    I think the potential success of the N 10 will come down to 2 things. 1 ) Price:It will need to be as close to $299 as possible. 2)Features: It will have to take advantage of at least an on board storage slot for an SD card and an HDMI slot and duel cameras.
    If is follows the features of the N7 and the original Nexus phone it will flop.
    Why; because Apple owners are heavily invested in their ecosystems. They have probably invested in Apple apps and iTunes so much and don’t want to start over.
    Jelly Bean by itself, and the Google play stores users have the least to lose if they jump ship. Amazon has already placed a $299 HD tablet in this arena.They have a larger stronger ecosystem then Google.
    The only crack in the wall is no one has been able to offer a 10 inch Android fully loaded tablet that can promise all the OS updates as they come out of the mold, such as Google is capable of. If 4.2 updates can be installed from the play store like the rumor suggests, and the device is fully featured then the N 10 has a shot of attracting first time buyers and stealing bored Apple owners who are embarrassed by Apple antics, human labor abuses and Samo Samo home page looks. Will it be as successful,as the N 7? Only if it goes all out on price, features and advertising and distribution.

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