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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: The tablet market a year from now
By ritualm on 10/21/2012 8:48:14 PM , Rating: 1
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There is no way MS is going to garner 20% of the market.

That's what you think.

The Microsoft of your dreams would have continued to abide by the terms of its antitrust settlement with the EU. Er no, the reverse of that happened very recently - the same 'sheepish' MS ran into loggerheads with the EU over browser choices.

Apple won't hold 60%. Android will. Except you Apple fanboys won't count China's representation of Android's tablet market share simply because China uses a forked version of Android with its own app markets, and thus does not - in your iBiased opinion - count towards the world total.

Bring it, kid.


RE: The tablet market a year from now
By Nortel on 10/21/2012 10:07:21 PM , Rating: 3
Baidu 'illegally' forked Android and pumps out an untrackable number of different phones which are copies of other phones like the Nokia 920. These forked Android phones are simply garbage, I can't believe you would defend them just to get Android numbers up. I'm sure you like to count Kindle's as Android too. MS won't get the market share simply because they are a very uncool brand. Given the choice between an Android tablet, Apple or MS, nobody is going to be choosing MS.


RE: The tablet market a year from now
By ritualm on 10/21/2012 10:27:31 PM , Rating: 1
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Baidu 'illegally' forked Android and pumps out an untrackable number of different phones which are copies of other phones like the Nokia 920. These forked Android phones are simply garbage, I can't believe you would defend them just to get Android numbers up. I'm sure you like to count Kindle's as Android too. MS won't get the market share simply because they are a very uncool brand. Given the choice between an Android tablet, Apple or MS, nobody is going to be choosing MS.

Aww shucks, Nortel is mad now.

As ex-Prez George W. Bush bragged: Mission Accomplished.


RE: The tablet market a year from now
By testerguy on 10/24/2012 5:42:53 AM , Rating: 2
Some really lofty ambitions you must have in life if your ambition is to make an incorrect claim that you made someone on the internet mad...


By Cheesew1z69 on 10/24/2012 6:49:21 PM , Rating: 2
Some really lofty ambitions you must have in your life to come on forums and defend Apple like you do...


RE: The tablet market a year from now
By StevoLincolnite on 10/21/2012 10:48:19 PM , Rating: 2
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Given the choice between an Android tablet, Apple or MS, nobody is going to be choosing MS.


See. You have already lost and failed.

I intend to get a Windows 8 Tablet.

Windows 8 is fantastic on tablets, not so much on a Desktop PC in my opinion. I had a convertible tablet running with Windows 7 then Windows 8 for the last several years and it's been a great experience. - I could even do real work.


RE: The tablet market a year from now
By andrewaggb on 10/22/2012 11:53:26 AM , Rating: 2
I'm eagerly awaiting reviews of windows 8 hardware. I plan to get a surface pro or equivalent (unless the battery life/heat is terrible) and I know other people who do as well. Even if the first gen products aren't the ones to get, once haswell is out, it should be sweet.

With windows 8 you're getting a real os. You know, multi-user, supports usb devices and cameras, can print, use ms office, join a domain, blah blah. That stuff still has value to me. And yes, it can still play angry birds.

An intel haswell tablet should be able to run pc steam games at decent speed (with an xbox controller) - and that is something you can't do on iOS or Android either.

Sure it might flop, but is has potential to be much better than iOS or Android. Way too soon to say 'nobody' is going to choose MS.

Personally I think the first year of windows 8 will be bad for MS and friends. Lots of gimmicky products, young ARM ecosystem without many apps, intels good stuff (like haswell and the new atom) won't be available, etc. But my guess is right around next summer/fall we'll have good hardware and the first service pack for the OS and it'll start looking really good.


By jbwhite99 on 10/22/2012 1:08:05 PM , Rating: 2
Just make sure you don't get a tablet with Windows RT on it, whatever you do. Make sure it runs full Windows 8, like the ThinkPad Tablet 2.


RE: The tablet market a year from now
By xti on 10/22/2012 8:51:06 AM , Rating: 2
i made the switch to android...and they do not have as strong of an app library compared to apples. hopefully itll get there, but we gotta stop drinking the kool aid.

I always here the argument of "there is something close to it"...yeah yeah. Its like still believing that office isnt vital when openOffice is out there...its not the same.


By andrewaggb on 10/22/2012 11:57:10 AM , Rating: 2
Yep. Same experience, I have some apple and android gear. With the exception of the really big name apps that are available on both, many of the 'alternatives' are way worse or don't exist. Google play is getting there but it's not there yet.


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