Google to co-brand 10-inch Nexus tablet with Samsung

A Google Nexus 10-inch tablet is in the works and is to be co-branded with Samsung, CNET has learnedaccording to an analyst.

The original Nexus 7.
(Credit: CBSi)

The 10.1-inch tablet will boast a pixel density that is higher than Apple's third-generation iPad, said Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch.

The 2560x1600 display will have a PPI (pixels per inch) of about 299, said added Shim. That tops the 264 PPI on the 9.7-inch 2048x1536 Retina iPad.

"It's going to be a high-end device," Shim said — in contrast with to Google's AU$249 Nexus 7.

But probably the biggerst news is the partnership with Samsung. "They'll partner with Samsung and co-brand it with Samsung," Shim said.

To date, Google has only partnered with Asus on the Nexus 7 tablet.

A co-branded tablet with Samsung would be a significant broadening of Google's relationship with Samsung, as. it Google already co-brands the Galaxy Nexus Samsung smartphone.

Shim characterised his information about the 10.1-inch Nexus as "supply chain indications,", which typically indicates a high likelihood that the product will come to fruition, according to Shim.

Shim also confirmed that Google will start production on a US$99 tablet in December.

Back in July, the DisplaySearch analyst correctly predicted the new Kindle Fire tablets that launched in September.


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