Nexus range of devices from Google are one of the most sought after devices in the Android market, mostly because they are certified and built by Google themselves in collaboration with various hardware manufacturers. One more interesting feature of these devices is that they get updates directly from Google and the updates don’t have to go through manufacturer’s modification and approval, which also means that Nexus devices get the latest version of Android up and running within few days of official release.
Recently, we had written about Google’s plan to launch a new Nexus smartphone built in collaboration with South Korean electronics major, LG. The device from Google & LG will supposedly be called as LG Nexus 4. If you have been tracking news related to Nexus devices, the word on the internet few months back was that Google is planning to launch a number of Nexus devices. To support that news, the new news is that besides the LG Nexus 4 smartphone, Google will also be launching a new 10 inch Samsung Nexus tablet during the October 29th media event.
Previously, it was thought that the rumored Nexus 10 tablet device won’t be making an appearance until the first half of 2013, but it looks like the news was wrong and the latest rumor suggests that the tablet will be indeed announced by the end of this month.
The Samsung Nexus tablet is expected to be a monster. According to some unofficial sources, it is said that Samsung wants to go against the iconic iPad and will be featuring the latest technology which have not been featured yet on any Android tablet device. The Nexus 10 will of course have a 10 inch screen, but what sets it apart from other tablets in the category is that the screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1600, which converts to a pixel density of 300ppi. If you don’t know what that means, the latest third generation iPad boasts a display which Apple calls as Retina Display, and that screen comes with a pixel density of 264ppi. Apart from that, the tablet will be coming with yet-to-be-announced Android 4.2 OS. There’s no doubt that such a tablet is in the works, but sources haven’t been able to confirm whether it will be called Nexus 10 itself, but within Samsung, it is christened as “Manta”.
Android 4.2 is definitely something to look forward to. It will be featuring something called ‘Content in the center,’ which basically allows the user to access Google Play Store using a widget. Tablet Sharing’ is another feature which lets user share the device with multiple users where in which each user will have his own email and app settings. It will also feature panoramic camera settings which will now support both horizontal and vertical movement as the default setting, a good feature to compete with iOS 6.
What are your thoughts on Nexus 10? Do you think Nexus 10 will be as popular as Nexus 7?