Google Nexus 10 will only arrive next year

A bigger, 10-inch Nexus tablet to complement the Nexus 7 (pictured below) in Google’s portfolio has been rumored ever since the Asus-made device was announced. Unfortunately though, it looks like the elusive Nexus 10 won’t be in stores in 2012.

According to a new report from CNET, the Google Nexus 10 will only be out in the first half of next year. This is almost certainly because of the tablet’s screen, a 2560×1600 almost 300 ppi unit that’s proving a bit harder to manufacture than previously anticipated.

Samsung will still make the Nexus 10, as was rumored a few days ago. With such a screen, the Nexus 10 would effectively beat the new iPad in the ppi race, making its ‘Retina’ display feel antiquated. However, if the Nexus 10 only arrives next year, then it will probably compete with next year’s iPad – which may or may not feature an even higher-res screen.

So things aren’t that clear cut in this display resolution war just yet. Let’s wait and see what happens.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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