There had been widespread rumors about Google’s plans to expand the range of the Nexus brand to multiple smartphone manufacturers, instead of one mobile OEM at a time.
As it turns out, the rumors are proving to be right not just for mobile phones, but for tablets as well. It hasn’t been all that long since Google launched the Nexus 7 tablet in collaboration with ASUS, and the partnership proved to be quite successful to boot.
Now, Google may be on the verge of announcing another Nexus tablet, only in an upgraded 10 inch avatar with an even more cutting edge version of Android than in the Nexus 7, which will be manufactured by Samsung.
The Next Web reports that Samsung and Google have collaborated to make a Nexus tablet that is a far cry from the no frills, budget tablet niche occupied by the ASUS-made Nexus 7. The Samsung Nexus 10 has been codenamed ‘Manta’, apparently, and will be released in the Google event coming up in exactly a week from today – October 29.
The Nexus 10 will reportedly have a whopping resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. With a pixel density of 300 ppi, the Samsung-made slate absolutely mauls the much vaunted Retina display of the new Apple iPad. The Android version will also be upgraded from the Nexus 7’s 4.1 (Jelly Bean) to 4.2 (though whether that will continue to be dubbed Jelly Bean or considered the next iteration, Key Lime Pie, is a common bone of contention).
With a potentially gamechanging influence on the tablet market, the Nexus 10 Manta may be a great way for Google and Samsung to aggressively shake Apple’s stranglehold on the tablet market.
[Source – The Next Web]