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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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yea, and?
By Nortel on 10/21/2012 2:38:02 PM , Rating: -1
The iPad3 came out on March 16th 2012... that's 7 months ago. Now Google is going to have an announcement about a tablet that may not be out for months? It's hard to get excited about this when they are so late to the plate.

RE: yea, and?
By Decom on 10/21/2012 2:56:15 PM , Rating: 2
Now Google is going to have an announcement about a tablet that may not be out for months? It's hard to get excited about this when they are so late to the plate.

That's a cop out if ever heard one, analyze the facts and you're way off the mark.
There have been pretty decent if not iPad matching 10" tablets on the market for a couple of years. Granted the first few iterations of Android 10" tablets were not on a par with Apple, however there are now some excellent 10" products out there, Asus's Transformer line and both Samsung's Tab and Note 10.1 spring to mind.

Google mainly provide the software, however as we've recently seen they are dipping their toe into the Hardware end of things, even more so now with the likes of the Nexus 7 and this new 10" device.

It's also funny when you think about it, Apple killed with the iPad, a 10" device, but lost out huge in the 7" arena to both Amazon and Google, now months later they are releasing a 7" device......"It's hard to get excited about this when they are so late to the plate"

For all those who want greater choice, which will inevitably lead to greater products I say let the good times roll.

RE: yea, and?
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/22/2012 1:54:44 PM , Rating: 2
That's a cop out if ever heard one, analyze the facts and you're way off the mark.
Of course, look who you are responding too.

RE: yea, and?
By evo slevven on 10/21/2012 2:58:41 PM , Rating: 3
Should I put the devil's advocate post and simply say that's much like saying the iPhone is late to the game with the bigger screen and LTE coverage as well by over a year now?

I can cherry~picky what each competitor is late to the game to as well as the next person but I'd have to place myself in the camp that doesn't care as much about retina and more about the ecosystem and a viable map app actually.

RE: yea, and?
By testerguy on 10/24/2012 5:27:11 AM , Rating: 2
The difference is, the iPhone 4S (which is well over a year old now) still has a faster GPU than every one of those phones you would be referring to in America. I think the only exception now is the just-released Note.

The tablets on Android had worse performance, fewer apps, inferior battery life AND lower resolution. They basically offered nothing above and beyond. The same cannot be said for the iPhone.

RE: yea, and?
By jimbojimbo on 10/21/2012 3:35:18 PM , Rating: 2
The iPad mini is coming out how many years after the first 7" Androids came out? Now who's really late to the game. In fact I would even say it's better to be late than never showing up at all... like NFC, wireless charging, true multitasking, gorilla glass, microSD, widgets.

RE: yea, and?
By retrospooty on 10/22/2012 8:54:52 AM , Rating: 2
HEre, add some more stuff to the Apple is late to teh game comment...

Nortel, your post is rediculous as usual.

- Notifications
- Over the air updates
- Widgets
- Free turn by turn navigation
- Social network integration
- Multitasking
- Drop Down Notifications
- Opening apps from the lock screen
- Custom Wallpapers
- Panoramic photos

RE: yea, and?
By jbwhite99 on 10/22/2012 1:09:56 PM , Rating: 3
I'd ask to see Apple's roadmap, but given the quality of iOS Maps, who knows where it will lead to. 24" tablets and 7" notebooks, given the latest fiasco.

RE: yea, and?
By retrospooty on 10/22/2012 2:14:02 PM , Rating: 2
"I'd ask to see Apple's roadmap, but given the quality of iOS Maps, who knows where it will lead to."

+1 LOL

RE: yea, and?
By testerguy on 10/24/2012 5:39:17 AM , Rating: 2
All of this list are minor tweaks to software which aren't in any way as significant as core features like resolution, performance, battery life, quality, or apps.

Panoramic Photos has been available via apps on iOS for at least as long as Android.

Custom wallpapers, widgets are pretty much useless gimmicks which waste battery life.

Over the air updates, social network integration, opening apps from the lock screen, notifications, notification centre are all things for which the functionality existed previously, you could easily achieve anything you wanted to. All of these just add very minor conveniences to the process. Not at all significant.

Multitasking has existed for a very long time on iOS, and actually Android is late to the party because its own implementation of multitasking was caning battery life. They have now come around to the iOS 'freeze state' method of multitasking. So that one iOS had first.

Out of your list, I think free turn by turn navigation is the only relevant one, and in turn shows why Apple made the correct choice to ditch Google Maps so they could offer their customers the navigation.

The list of things which came later on Android would be hundreds and hundreds of items long, but it would take a complete fanboy to keep maintaining a list like that.

RE: yea, and?
By testerguy on 10/24/2012 5:32:56 AM , Rating: 2
True multitasking? Doesn't Android now use the same model that iOS does, to conserve battery life?

Gorilla Glass only exists in any phone because Apple decided to rescue the company and employ them to manufacturer the glass for the iPhone.

MicroSD you can buy a $2 adapter to plug in to your iPhone/iPad.

NFC doesn't really have any widespread adoption yet (and the fact that the iPhone doesn't have it will lead to a proliferation of alternatives).

Wireless charging is a useless gimmick, there's no benefit to it that you cant achieve with a normal charger.

Widgets, if you're desperate for them, jailbreak.

The iPad Mini is a variation on the theme for Apple, it's simply a different screen size. The Android market hasn't produced a single tablet yet which can match basically any aspect of the iPad. They are all slower, they all have inferior battery life, they all have lower resolutions. Combine that with the fact they all have a massively inferior app store and lots of them have quality issues, and you see who is truly behind.

RE: yea, and?
By liem107 on 10/24/2012 9:58:17 AM , Rating: 2
Corning existed for more than a century long before Apple and steve jobs were born. And saying apple "saved" corning as if it were by charity is absolutely ludicrous. Apple needed gorilla glass which corning could manufacture to get a good quality glass. It was just a good business opportunity for Corning. But on the other hand you seem to forget that Microsoft literally saved Apple from oblivion during its darkest hours and gave Apple charity when they begged for money to survive.

“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads

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