According to Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, Google is working on their next big Nexus tablet. The device is being produced in cooperation with Samsung and will bear their moniker, likely being called the Samsung Nexus 10, in reference to the device’s 10.1″ display.
That display is likely to be quite something – according to the report, the Nexus 10 will have a resolution of 2560 x 1600, good for a pixel density of 299 pixels per inch. That’s some way above even the third generation iPad, which benefits from a brilliant 264 pixels per inch on its 9.7″ display at a resolution of 2048 x 1536.
The device is expected to be at the higher end of the market, and will compete with the iPad 3 directly. That means we could see a premium chipset, including Samsung’s own 4412 Exynos Quad chipset that it has used to great effect in the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2. That chipset has a reputation as being difficult to work with for developers though, so we may instead see Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro. Either way, it should definitely be up to snuff and some way beyond the Tegra 3 chipset that shipped in the Nexus 7 earlier this year.
That means we’ll definitely see something of quality, but it probably won’t be able to compete on price as was the case for the Nexus 7 – a exchange-off that I will be able to reside with. And a ten” pill is indisputably lacking from Google’s Nexus ecosystem – I just lately advisable the Acer Iconia A210 to suit into that hole, because it comes an identical specs to the Nexus 7 and a virtually inventory model of Android, however a correct Nexus pill at 10.1″ would for sure be a welcome improve.