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?
10/24/2012 5:39:17 AM
All of this list are minor tweaks to software which aren't in any way as significant as core features like resolution, performance, battery life, quality, or apps.
Panoramic Photos has been available via apps on iOS for at least as long as Android.
Custom wallpapers, widgets are pretty much useless gimmicks which waste battery life.
Over the air updates, social network integration, opening apps from the lock screen, notifications, notification centre are all things for which the functionality existed previously, you could easily achieve anything you wanted to. All of these just add very minor conveniences to the process. Not at all significant.
Multitasking has existed for a very long time on iOS, and actually Android is late to the party because its own implementation of multitasking was caning battery life. They have now come around to the iOS 'freeze state' method of multitasking. So that one iOS had first.
Out of your list, I think free turn by turn navigation is the only relevant one, and in turn shows why Apple made the correct choice to ditch Google Maps so they could offer their customers the navigation.
The list of things which came later on Android would be hundreds and hundreds of items long, but it would take a complete fanboy to keep maintaining a list like that.
"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch
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