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: The tablet market a year from now
10/22/2012 11:53:26 AM
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.
RE: The tablet market a year from now
10/22/2012 1:08:05 PM
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.
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