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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 tayb on 10/21/2012 9:58:02 PM , Rating: 3
Microsoft at 20%? Seriously? Apple has sold over 83 million iPad's thus far. With the launch of the iPad Mini next week I would not be shocked to see quarter 4 sales numbers of 20-30 million. Apple and Google already have existing products out there. For Microsoft to take 20% of the tablet market by next year they would need to ship more tablets in the next 12 months than Apple did in the last 3 years combined. I would be shocked if Microsoft could even grab 5%.

Android numbers might be feasible but I worry that it'll happen primarily with these weak/underpowered Kindle Fire type tablets. Kindle Fire sales aren't helping convincing developers to write Android tablet apps.

As for Apple, it depends on how they price the iPad Mini.


By TakinYourPoints on 10/22/2012 1:35:36 AM , Rating: 2
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Android numbers might be feasible but I worry that it'll happen primarily with these weak/underpowered Kindle Fire type tablets. Kindle Fire sales aren't helping convincing developers to write Android tablet apps.


That's really the niche Android tablets have, cheap and low powered devices. If an A5 or A6 equipped iPad mini comes out with access to the entire iOS app ecosystem, even at a $50 premium, that low end market is theirs to own.

Right now Apple's dominance is akin to Microsoft's on the desktop. The iPad is the defacto tablet platform due to developer support and how well supported the platform is by Apple. Developer support for Android tablets is anemic and hardware/OS support varies greatly depending on who you buy it from. Superior hardware is icing on the cake.

As you said, by how much they own the low end market is totally dependent on the price.


RE: The tablet market a year from now
By seraphim1982 on 10/22/2012 2:26:36 AM , Rating: 3
Just the corporate sector, which requires a MS-backend system have been waiting for a real corporate tablet device.
I would say easily 30%-40% within 2 years.

Most IT directors pull their hair out with IPAD and droid security and OS customization, MS will have a huge advantage over them in these particular functions.


RE: The tablet market a year from now
By Nortel on 10/22/2012 8:59:09 AM , Rating: 2
Seriously, what? Financial institutions, governments, etc... run IBM ZOS (mainframe), Sun Solaris (UNIX), etc... for their servers and utilize MS for a FRONTEND system. What kind of a serious organization is going to run MS server vs UNIX? iOS is UNIX and MANY large companies like Deutsche Bank have already changed over from Blackberries to iPhones running GOOD. There is NO reason the iPad cannot be used in a corporate setting vs some random MS tablet. You also forget that Apple is already in version 6 of their iOS which makes it considerably more secure then beta testing the MS tablet offering.


RE: The tablet market a year from now
By retrospooty on 10/22/2012 9:13:49 AM , Rating: 2
No dingy, everyone at 99% of every desk in every company on planet Earth runs Windows. The actual OS that businesses use for the actual apps that employees use.

Even the factories that build Macs and iPhones run 100% on PC's. From planning to purchasing to incoming logistics to inventory to shop floor to faulure analysys to shipping to logistics to reverse logistic to accounting... All runs on Windows PC's.


RE: The tablet market a year from now
By Nortel on 10/22/2012 10:02:32 AM , Rating: 2
The SAME apps that run on person X's desk computer running Windows XP will only run on the much more expensive Intel CPU version, not the cheaper ARM offering... Not to even mention the obvious fact that tablet computing serves no real purpose for a large majority of businesses.


RE: The tablet market a year from now
By retrospooty on 10/22/2012 10:21:34 AM , Rating: 2
"The SAME apps that run on person X's desk computer running Windows XP will only run on the much more expensive Intel CPU version, not the cheaper ARM offering."

Yes, we are talking about the x86 version in the workplace of course.

"tablet computing serves no real purpose for a large majority of businesses."


People want the portability and ease of tablets. IT depts are fighting it because apps and security doesnt exist. An x86 tablet briges that gap. Most companies dont really "nickel and dime" IT purchases. they buy what they need to keep their users happy (and shut them up).

But whatever. I know you arent in IT by your clueless answers, so anything you say on the subject is pure crap.


By TakinYourPoints on 10/22/2012 4:16:39 PM , Rating: 2
Apps and security do exist on the iOS side.

Security is actually a huge reason why the iPad is being deployed in enterprise. It fully supports ActiveSync protocols and is secure for a device at rest. iOS and Blackberry are very close in terms of security. Android supports less than half and is highly insecure, which is why you don't see them being deployed (phone or tablet) except for those in non-critical positions. In some ways iOS is even more secure than traditional platforms given that malware is virtually non-existent since applications are vetted before being made available.

Now, an X86 tablet obviously has an edge on applications since they are made to be used with a mouse and keyboard, but that sort of device has far more crossover with a laptop than an ARM tablet.


By ritualm on 10/22/2012 6:53:18 PM , Rating: 2
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There is NO reason the iPad cannot be used in a corporate setting vs some random MS tablet.

Group Policy. Nothing in OS X / iOS is as good as Windows here, period.

Version number does nothing to hide the plain fact that Apple is extremely slow in rolling out security fixes and patches. Flashhack, for example, took SIX WEEKS. Oracle fixed that Java vulnerability mere days after it was found.

Stop licking Tony Swash's taint and get a grip.


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