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Report: Google Working on 10-inch Nexus with Samsung

By - Source: CNet | B 24 comments

Is Google planning another tablet.

Early this week, word got out that a customer in Japan had accidentally gotten a 32GB version of Google's Nexus 7 tablet. The much-rumored 32GB Nexus 7 hasn't yet been announced, so it caused quite a stir when it emerged that one had landed in the hands of a Japanese consumer. However, it seems Google has got another unannounced tablet project, and this one is much more exciting than a Nexus 7 with additional storage.

According to CNet, Google is working on a 10-inch tablet to add to its Nexus line of smartphones and slates. CNet cites NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim as saying Google's 10.1-inch tablet will feature a display with a higher pixel density than that of the iPad 3 (326 ppi).

Not only that, but it seems Google is ready to give long-time Nexus partner Samsung a shot at creating this new tablet. Samsung has partnered with Google on two of the three Nexus phones but missed out on designing the Nexus 7 when Google had Asus make the first Nexus-branded slate. Shim told CNet that Google would partner with Samsung for the 10-inch tablet and that it would be a high-end device as opposed to the bargain that was the Nexus 7. The tablet would be cobranded, which means it's like it will bear the Galaxy band as well as the Nexus brand. Samsung already has a line of Galaxy-branded tablets (pictured right), including a 10-inch model.

No word on when Google might announce this new tablet but we'll keep you posted.

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    DjEaZy , October 9, 2012 8:11 PM
    ... now, that google almost owns motorola, why don't they build the next nexus them self...?
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    chuckydb , October 9, 2012 8:13 PM
    When comparing the asus Transformer pas Infinity to the Galaxy Tab 2, I would have prefered Asus to produce the tablet again.
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    chuckydb , October 9, 2012 8:17 PM
    DjEaZy... now, that google almost owns motorola, why don't they build the next nexus them self...?

    That's because other manufacturers were afraid that Android would become closed and/or Motorola getting a MUCH better treatment than the others.
    To keep the others in full confidence and support, Google is a bit screwing Motorola right now. You won't get to see Motorola and Nexus in the same sentence soon.
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    freggo , October 9, 2012 8:18 PM
    DjEaZy... now, that google almost owns motorola, why don't they build the next nexus them self...?


    That's like Apple making their own MAP App.
    Easier said then done if you step outside your normal line of expertise.
    Google is not a 'manufacturer' and would be best advised to let that be done by someone like Samsung.
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    halcyon , October 9, 2012 9:25 PM
    chuckydbWhen comparing the asus Transformer pas Infinity to the Galaxy Tab 2, I would have prefered Asus to produce the tablet again.

    Asus did a fairly good job with the Infinity, mine just received JellyBean today. I wonder how this new Google-Samsung will compare besides the screen.
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    darkchazz , October 9, 2012 11:35 PM
    That would be great.
    samsung-made + high resolution probably means that it won't be running on the cheap tegra3 trash.
    God that chip is awful in the N7 even with a huge OC. don't tell me how this tablet is cheap and all, because other higher priced T3 device such as HTC OneX, ASUS transformer have similar performance.
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    echondo , October 9, 2012 11:44 PM
    I believe I've heard that the this 10.1 will be a 2560x1600 display? Or am I just insane?
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    wedouglas , October 9, 2012 11:54 PM
    These OEM's need to drop their BS names and marketing, and just market their stuff as Google stuff.

    A box with just Google's name >> any OEM name.
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    ericburnby , October 10, 2012 1:12 AM
    2560x1600 and no suitable processor in sight. After finally coming up with Project Butter to make Android lag free they're going to re-introduce it by trying to get a processor to push 4x the pixels.
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    ricardok , October 10, 2012 1:39 AM
    About those complaining about the processor, I bet it will be a quad-core (+1 like the Tegra) Cortex-A15 with the best GPU possible on the release date. I just wonder: can older apps work on such a high density pixel display? Imagine stretched out fonts and graphics. It will look awful.

    So, my "bingo card" would be:
    2560x1600
    2 GB ram (maybe more)
    Cortex-A15 @1.8ghz +
    2 or 3 models starting from 32gb memory/space
    And at least 8000mAh for the battery (at least because the screen should eat a lot of power at that res).

    Weight? Around the original Xoom if the battery is bigger than 8000mAh.

    I just hope that it isn't an Exynos chip. Tho those are good, those would suck on such high demanding tablet. Also, I would love to see tablets working out the resolution as the PC does.. Just set it and let the game run the best it can instead of forcing higher resolutions.
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    ricardok , October 10, 2012 1:39 AM
    About those complaining about the processor, I bet it will be a quad-core (+1 like the Tegra) Cortex-A15 with the best GPU possible on the release date. I just wonder: can older apps work on such a high density pixel display? Imagine stretched out fonts and graphics. It will look awful.

    So, my "bingo card" would be:
    2560x1600
    2 GB ram (maybe more)
    Cortex-A15 @1.8ghz +
    2 or 3 models starting from 32gb memory/space
    And at least 8000mAh for the battery (at least because the screen should eat a lot of power at that res).

    Weight? Around the original Xoom if the battery is bigger than 8000mAh.

    I just hope that it isn't an Exynos chip. Tho those are good, those would suck on such high demanding tablet. Also, I would love to see tablets working out the resolution as the PC does.. Just set it and let the game run the best it can instead of forcing higher resolutions.
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    ricardok , October 10, 2012 1:39 AM
    About those complaining about the processor, I bet it will be a quad-core (+1 like the Tegra) Cortex-A15 with the best GPU possible on the release date. I just wonder: can older apps work on such a high density pixel display? Imagine stretched out fonts and graphics. It will look awful.

    So, my "bingo card" would be:
    2560x1600
    2 GB ram (maybe more)
    Cortex-A15 @1.8ghz +
    2 or 3 models starting from 32gb memory/space
    And at least 8000mAh for the battery (at least because the screen should eat a lot of power at that res).

    Weight? Around the original Xoom if the battery is bigger than 8000mAh.

    I just hope that it isn't an Exynos chip. Tho those are good, those would suck on such high demanding tablet. Also, I would love to see tablets working out the resolution as the PC does.. Just set it and let the game run the best it can instead of forcing higher resolutions.
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    kronos_cornelius , October 10, 2012 4:56 AM
    Put a stylus in it please. Super AMOLED screen. high resolution display. Get rid of that hover thing in the stylus. I guess what I am saying is... fix the Galaxy Note Tab !

    I would so buy a Galaxy Note Tab that works, and would very much like to see it in the next year.
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    spookie , October 10, 2012 7:41 AM
    Right, so Samsung will be building a tablet for Google that is superior to their own? mmm Samsung will be their own competition
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    cats_Paw , October 10, 2012 8:15 AM
    google and samsung togheter? if i was any other company id be scared....
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    elcentral , October 10, 2012 10:12 AM
    so i gotta ask. why is it souch a obsession with the storage memory in a device? dont stors out side sweden sell micro sd cards 128gig and up? my padphone got 80gig free storage all together. sure i can understand apple but they dont give free will so ho cares about them.
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    halcyon , October 10, 2012 10:39 AM
    elcentralso i gotta ask. why is it souch a obsession with the storage memory in a device? dont stors out side sweden sell micro sd cards 128gig and up? my padphone got 80gig free storage all together. sure i can understand apple but they dont give free will so ho cares about them.

    Well, I think micro sd cards are generally slower than the FLASH storage that is built in so performance is one reason. I know they're making SD cards quicker but those are also costlier.
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    archange , October 10, 2012 10:39 AM
    elcentralso i gotta ask. why is it souch a obsession with the storage memory in a device? dont stors out side sweden sell micro sd cards 128gig and up? my padphone got 80gig free storage all together. sure i can understand apple but they dont give free will so ho cares about them.


    Yes, they do sell those outside SW as well. And it's all fine and dandy unless you find out that the manufacturers took a page from Apples' book and did away with the damn microSD slot altogether. See, they figured out that less is more. So they can charge more for their paltry 8 or 16 GB devices...
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    archange , October 10, 2012 10:47 AM
    ^ And that works well with the whole cloud concept and all. And the telcos make an honest living too. That's if you have a broadband module onboard and an unlimited data plan. If not, well...

    *Sorry for the rant.
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    hate machine , October 10, 2012 2:29 PM
    Jane McEntegartThe tablet would be cobranded, which means it's like it will bear the Galaxy band as well as the Nexus brand.


    Pass... what is next a fat Samsung logo on it?

    For the record I like Samsung, I have a Galaxy S3 and love it. If I wanted to buy a Nexus device i do not want any other branding besides Google and Nexus.
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