Rumor: Samsung and Google are working on a 10 inch 2,560 x 1,600 pixel Nexus

by: ŠtefanOctober 9, 2012

The Nexus 7 is going to turn three months old this week, and while Android fans definitely love the $199 tablet, there is a clear demand for a larger device. According to C|Net, Samsung and Google are working on a 10 inch Nexus. The screen, besides being larger, will also be stupendously sharp at a whopping 2,560 pixels across by 1,600 pixels tall. In other words, it’s going to have a pixel density that’s higher than that of the third generation iPad. More importantly, this device will be “co-branded”. Translation: Google and Samsung will both be marketing this Nexus tablet. We can’t stress enough how important this is. Why do you think the Samsung Galaxy S III is selling so well? It’s because you can’t walk more than a couple hundred meters without seeing a Samsung advertisement. Now we don’t know if Samsung is going to push this “Nexus 10” as hard as they’re pushing the Galaxy S III, but wouldn’t it be nice if that was the plan?

The rumors don’t stop there. C|Net is also saying that Google will begin producing a $99 Nexus tablet in December. That’s a curious rumor for multiple reasons. First, since when does Google produce anything? Usually they get other companies to make devices for them. Second, that price tag just seems unrealistic. How much would Google have to sacrifice in terms of components to make a tablet that cheap? The screen would probably be a 7 inch 800 x 480 panel, the processor would be a year old Qualcomm Snapdragon, and the plastic … we don’t even want to imagine what sort of cheap plastic will be used.

Looking at the bigger picture, can Google make Android tablets popular? Developers don’t seem to care about making their apps work beautifully on devices like the Nexus 7. That and there are rumors circulating around the internets about a smaller iPad.

We’ll just have to wait and see how the market evolves.

  • Dave

    Hey Google, shut up and make my money

  • Woah, 10″ nexus, how much though, that is the question

  • MasterMuffin

    hope it has the new exynos quad core,then it will be anipad killer

    • vikings football

      all the features of the NOTE 2

  • Jared Persinger

    This sounds good I think a fitting price tag would be $349 which seems okay

  • Rhys Morgan

    The only reason for me not buying the Nexus 7 was that the screen was a little too small. If the rumor about a 10″ Samsung/Google Nexus tablet is true, it’s a sure purchase for me!

  • I’d say you price it at $299 for a 16GB version with a microSD slot, and $349 for a 32GB version that still has a microSD slot. Don’t mess this up guys, as consumers WANT the OPTION to have more memory!!!

    • vikings football

      yesss, sd card slot…and a usb port (either size) is a must, was a deal breaker for me with the nexus 7

      • Colin Bewley

        It’s a Nexus so it would be safe to say that it won’t have an SD slot.

  • SamChum

    If it utilizes S-Pen like the the Note 10.1, then I’m going to save my money for this one. It’s going to be sweet to have such a nice tablet with that kind of quality to draw on.


      trust me it wont

  • olbp

    Make it a Note 10.1 Nexus and I’ll buy it.

  • TheBrigan

    If Samsung and Google pull this off with pretty good specs(decent in the least) and a price tag that won’t cost you one of your kidneys, then they just got themselves another sucker :)

  • michael

    I wish they would make a 4:3 aspect ratio.