The iPad mini isn’t the only new tablet that is generating a lot of buzz online. Google is also hosting its own event on 29 October in New York where it is expected to launch the next Nexus smartphone and according to rumour mills, the Nexus 10 tablet.
The Nexus smartphone is rumoured to be a LG smartphone although there is also speculation that there could be more than one manufacturer for the ‘pure Android’ phone this time around. For details click here.
The Nexus 10 Tablet is a Google-Samsung tablet and this one could beat the iPad as far as screen resolution is concerned. According to The Next Web, who quote a source,
the tablet goes under the name “Codename Manta”, runs Google’s new Android 4.2 operating system (previously referred to as Key Lime Pie, but is set to retain the Jelly Bean branding), and will offer a 2560×1600 pixel (16:10) resolution, which we believe will offer around 300 pixels per inch (PPI) compared to the new iPad’s 264 PPI.
The USP of the new iPad has always been the retina display screen but if the Google-Samsung Nexus Tablet betters that, then it would make for an interesting competitor.
ZDNet also has a story stating that the Nexus 10′s screen resolution will be higher than 300 pixels per inch, thus making it the tablet with the highest screen resolution in the market.
The iPad has a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels with a screen size of 9.7 inch diagonally. In effect the Nexus 10 by Google and Samsung is likely to have a bigger screen and a better screen resolution.
Like the Nexus 7, the tablet will probably have a quad-core processor but more RAM around 2 GB and would be available in 16GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions just like the iPad is. Google recently launched a 32 GB version ofthe Nexus 7 tablet, which is co-manufactured with Asus. The Nexus 7 was initially launched with an 8GB version.
The Nexus 10 is likely to support 3G, unlike the Nexus 7 which only had Wi-Fi.
But for users there will always be the question of price as well. It certainly won’t cost $199 and could be priced within the same range as the iPad. The big suspense for India users is of course if and when the tablet will be available in India. The last Samsung-Google Nexus smartphone was never officially launched in India and even the Nexus 7 hasn’t been launched here as yet.