Retina Who? Google Set to Announce 10", 2560x1600 Jelly Bean Tablet
October 21, 2012 1:09 PM
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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
upcoming iPad Mini
, but Google is looking to grab a few headlines of its own on Monday, October 29.
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, 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.
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RE: yea, and?
10/21/2012 2:58:41 PM
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?
10/24/2012 5:27:11 AM
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.
"Google fired a shot heard 'round the world, and now a second American company has answered the call to defend the rights of the Chinese people." -- Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)
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