Google, Samsung may team up to manufacture 10.1-inch Nexus tablet

Google and Samsung have an extremely good relationship, and this has led the last two Google phones to be manufactured by the Korean brand. As per a report by CNET, the next Google Nexus tablet will be manufactured by Samsung. It will be a high-end model unlike the 7-inch Nexus 7, which was recently released by Google and Asus.

As per the report, the NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Ship told CNET that Samsung and Google will soon co-manufacture a high end 10.1-inch tablet, which will feature a pixel density higher than that of Apple’s new iPad.

Samsung and Google may come together once more

Samsung and Google may come together once more


The report states, “The 2,560x1,600 display will have a PPI (pixels per inch) of about 299, said Shim. That tops the 264 PPI on the 9.7-inch 2,048x1,536 Retina iPad. "It's going to be a high-end device," Shim said -- in contrast with Google's $199 Nexus 7 and upcoming $99 tablet. But probably the biggest news is the partnership with Samsung. They'll partner with Samsung and cobrand it with Samsung," Shim said. To date, Google has partnered with Asus on the Nexus 7 tablet.”

The report also states that Shim says that Google will start working on a $99 tablet by December.

In September, at an Asus press event, the brand confirmed that the Google Nexus 7 tablet will reach Indian shores by November. Announced at the recently concluded Google I/O 2012 event, the Google Nexus 7 tablet is not just designed to take on Apple’s highly successful iPad, but it will also pose a stiff threat to the Amazon Kindle Fire. Google aims to tackle the competition better with its pricing strategy of this Asus-manufactured tablet.

The Google Nexus 7 tablet is available in two storage capacities, which are 8GB and 16GB, and the brand has priced them extremely competitively at $199 and $249 respectively. Google has added a lot of high-end hardware to the mix, and has kept the price down to a minimum by pricing it at $199 for the base model.

The Google Nexus 7 was in the news recently for it started cropping up on a couple of online sites. We had earlier reported that Indiatimes Shopping had the tablet in stock and had priced the Nexus 7 at Rs 16,952. EMI options were available on the retail website as well. Online store had a seller that shipped the product to India within 14 days, which we are guessing is still quicker than whatever the official launch date may be. The seller has priced it at Rs 17,690 for the 8GB version, which roughly converts to around $321. To remind you, Google’s price for this base model is $199.

The 7-inch tablet measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm, and weighs 340g. These dimensions allow it to go head-to-head with the Amazon Kindle Fire. The Google Nexus 7 will be the first device running on Google’s latest operating software, which is Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean).

Published Date: Oct 09, 2012 04:45 pm | Updated Date: Oct 09, 2012 04:45 pm