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Google is looking to one-up that iPad's Retina display

Apple may be looking to crush the competition's hopes of taking over the 7" tablet market with its upcoming iPad Mini, but Google is looking to grab a few headlines of its own on Monday, October 29.
 
According to The Next Web, Google will officially unveil a 32GB version of its popular Nexus 7 tablet. The device has already turned up in stores across the U.S. and some lucky people have even been able to purchase the device, which is priced at $249 (the same price as the previous 16GB model). In addition, there will also be another 32GB Nexus 7 that will feature 3G connectivity. This device will most likely be aimed right at Amazon's 8.9" Kindle Fire HD LTE 4G (say that three times fast).

 
The star of the show, however, will be Google's new 10" tablet that was developed in conjunction with Samsung. This tablet will come bearing Android 4.2 (still operating under the Jelly Bean codename) and a Retina-surpassing resolution of 2560x1600 (300 ppi). Apple's "New iPad" features a screen resolution of 2048x1536 (264 ppi).
 
The device will likely be called the Nexus 10. We don't have any specs to report on at this time other than the screen, but we can only assume that it'll be packing a quad-core processor and at least 64GB of storage space at the high-end.

Source: The Next Web



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RE: That's great and all, but...
By FastEddieLB on 10/21/2012 2:29:21 PM , Rating: 2
The only things I would even want a tablet for have apps that are intended for that resolution. I see no problem.


RE: That's great and all, but...
By vapore0n on 10/22/12, Rating: -1
RE: That's great and all, but...
By Souka on 10/22/12, Rating: -1
RE: That's great and all, but...
By KITH on 10/22/2012 3:23:14 PM , Rating: 2
I imagine that Samsung can sell Google as good of a screen as they sell to Apple. Or are you deluded enough to believe Apple makes their own screens?


RE: That's great and all, but...
By Souka on 10/22/12, Rating: -1
RE: That's great and all, but...
By mcnabney on 10/23/2012 9:46:59 AM , Rating: 2
Do you think Apple makes their own displays? They just buy off-the-shelf parts like any other OEM. The iPad3 display looks good because it is based on IPS technology and it has a high DPI. I don't think they have gotten a patent on that yet.


RE: That's great and all, but...
By testerguy on 10/24/2012 5:13:05 AM , Rating: 1
Don't confuse Apple employing manufacturers with buying 'off the shelf' parts. The screens in the iPad and iPhone are made to their custom design and specifications. LG and Sharp make the iPhone screens to Apples design, Samsung lacks the in-cell technology required.

Same goes for other parts like the CPU which is entirely Apples design.


RE: That's great and all, but...
By liem107 on 10/24/2012 5:35:46 AM , Rating: 2
samsung doesn't have the in cell tech???wow this is rich . Samsung has achieved it a loooong time ago and is a few years in advance...just look at the old galaxy S (1) screen and you will discover "in cell" tech but on an AMOLED screen aka "super amoled" which is what apple will use in several years but they will stick the term "revolutionary". This is just sharp and LG catching up with Samsung but they still don t have it right on AMOLED.


By Armageddonite on 10/24/2012 10:21:46 AM , Rating: 2
There's a difference between parts made to a client's required specs, and a client having an exclusive contract on what would otherwise be a mainstream product. And Apple got where it is on the backs of partners like Samsung for processors and LG for the Retina display, not on their own.


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