Earlier this week, we reported on an article written by Brooke Crothers of CNET on how Samsung and Google were working together to develop a 10-inch variation of the Nexus 7 tablet to compete with Apple’s iPad. For those that love the Nexus 7 but were looking for a larger display this came as very welcomed news. This info had come from Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, who has had prior success with his leads. Never the less, details pertaining to pricing and a potential release date were mum.
Well Crothers has written a post with additional details on a potential launch window for the new Nexus 10. According to the new report, the tablet is “expected in the first half of next year.” The question is why would Google or Samsung not release the tablet for the holiday season especially with Apple allegedly announcing an iPad Mini into the market later this month. The belief on the delay stems from a manufacturing standpoint, where both companies don’t feel comfortable in being able to product enough units in a timely manner.
In addition, Google is rumored to have a $99 version of the Nexus 7 in the works. Perhaps that will be a focal point for the Search Giant come this upcoming holiday season.
The Nexus 10 is rumored to include a 2,560 x 1,600 display and Samsung’s Exynos 5 (ARM Cortex-A15) processor.The tablet is said to be a “high-end device” as opposed to the more budget minded Nexus 7. Google and Samsung plan to target the new tablet directly against Apple’s new iPad. The 10.1-inch tablet — expected in the first half of next year — should boast a pixel density that is higher than any tablet on the market now.
DroidDog will continue to keep you updated as new information is released.