Google in pact with Samsung for 10-inch Nexus tablet, report says

Google could be readying a Nexus tablet in partnership with Samsung, according to a report.

NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told CNET the two tech giants were working on a 10.1-inch tablet. Shim said the rumored device’s display resolution will be 2,560 by 1,600 pixels with a pixel-per-inch density of 299. That would be higher than Apple’s third generation iPad retina display of 264 ppi.

Earlier this year, Google released the 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet to compete in the lower-end tablet market, so the company coming out with a larger tablet wouldn’t be a big surprise.

Apple has dominated the higher-end tablet market since 2010 with the 9.7-inch iPad. is entering that market next month with the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD.

Besides a 10-inch Nexus, Shim also told CNET he expects Google will release a $99 tablet in the future.


According to CNET, Shim based his information on “supply chain indications.”

If Google and Samsung do indeed team up, this would be the pair’s first tablet collaboration but their third Nexus device, following the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus smartphones.


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