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.