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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: That's great and all, but...
By MastermindX on 10/22/2012 12:37:24 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think it's a matter of milking customers. It's more a matter of "mass produceability".

It's like for processors... IBM produced transistors working at frequencies superior to 10 gHz like what... 15 years ago? That was for single, stand alone transistors. Yet, 15 years later, the fastest processors runs at what? 3.5 gHz, give or take.

Even though they can build a single transistor that operates at 10+ gHz, they can't cram 1 billions of them in a chip smaller than your thumb's fingernail, that are stable at 10 gHz and don't overheat.

I'm not saying planned obsolescence is not a reality. It does exists. But the main reason of the slow progress in many areas is usually more a question of manufacturing process lagging behind.


RE: That's great and all, but...
By retrospooty on 10/22/2012 3:42:22 PM , Rating: 2
Yup... Its one thing to make a breakthrough prototype or extremely high end product. Its totally another to be able to mass produce it and have it be affordable by the average consumer. The company that can do the latter is the one that makes money.


RE: That's great and all, but...
By zephyrprime on 10/23/2012 11:22:50 AM , Rating: 2
Not in this case. Mass production high res lcd has been available for a some years now. There just hasn't been any market demand for it. But there hasn't been any market demand for it because consumers are uneducated about the product. I remember reading the ceo of viewsonic answering some dudes question regarding high res screens a few years ago and his answer was there just wasn't any demand. This is a market where most people buy the cheapest 22" LCD they can get. 22" is still the most commonly sold lcd size. It takes a luxury goods maker like Apple (who has a strong brand, strong marketing, and a large herd of deep pocketed sheep) introducing an advanced feature as a premium feature on a high price point product for said feature to become popularized. The computer market is becoming like the car market where high end manufacturers spearhead the adoption of innovations like they did with disc brakes and fuel injection long ago.


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