Google and Samsung working on co-branded Nexus 10 tablet, analyst claims

Google and Samsung working on co-branded Nexus 10 tablet, analyst claims

There's quite a bit of Nexus-related rumourage doing the rounds right now, but while most of it has centred around Google's next own-brand smartphone, this time we're turning our attention to claims of a new Nexus tablet the Big G is supposedly cooking up.

And not just any tablet: unlike the pocket-friendly Nexus 7 built by Asus, this time we're talking a premium 10-incher being put together by Google's old Nexus buddy Samsung.

According to NPD analyst Richard Shim, the Nexus 10 – as it's being referred to – will be a co-branded collaboration rather than Google getting a hardware manufacturer to build a device to its specifications, as was the case with the Nexus 7.

“It's going to be a high-end device,” Shim told CNET. “They'll partner with Samsung and co-brand it with Samsung.”

The Nexus 10's hero feature will almost certainly be its 10-inch display, which will reportedly come packing a 2560 x 1600 resolution for a Retina-searing 299ppi.

Shim says his information comes from “supply chain indications”, but didn't have anything to offer on when we might see the high-end slate in the flesh, or what it will cost. He did, however, confirm that there is indeed a super-cheap $99 version of the Nexus 7 in the works, claiming that the bargain slab has been pencilled in for a December release.

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Pondlife  Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:06

Given his stance on the $99 tablet I'm putting this in the likely fiction drawer


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