Google Working On 10-inch Nexus Tablet, Aims At iPad 3
The Nexus 7, a tablet manufactured by ASUS and officially announced at Google I/O 2012 event, was warmly welcomed by the press and Android enthusiasts. Today we are returning with fresh information saying that the Mountain View-based company has a 10-inch Nexus tablet on its working tablet.
Quoting sources inside two Taiwanese LCD displays manufacturers, DigiTimes writes that Wintek shipped 500,000 10-inch touch pannels to Google.
Rumor has it that the 10-inch displays of the new Nexus tablet, likely to be named Nexus 10, are coming from two sources: Wintek and AU Optronics. The first company is one of the manufacturers that supplies the displays used by Nexus 7. For the time being, there are no extra details about the alleged 10-inch Google tablet, but we might actually see a Nexus 10 hitting the market later this year.
The tablet unveiled at Google I/O, Nexus 7, runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is underpinned by a potent quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz. It also comes with 1 GB of RAM, front-facing 1.2 megapixel camera with HD video recording abilities and 8 or 16 GB of internal flash storage. Even though it isn’t a GSM device, you Nexus 7 comes with WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and microUSB. The price of the 8 GB Nexus 7 is $199, while the 16 GB model has a price tag of $249.
Google chose a 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD (800 x 1280 pixels) for its portability. Even though the public believes the contrary Nexus 7 is not competing against iPad 3, but it’s a rival for Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Google believes that the portability of the device is more important than the size of the display. For gaming, watching a movie or reading an ebook, Nexus 7 is easier to hold in your hand.
On the other hand, despite the rumors, Google didn’t showed any sings that they will launch a bigger tablet.