After some successful teamwork with Asus that resulted in the popular Nexus 7, Google now plans to expand its Android tablet palette with a bigger, 10.1-inch version. So it is likely they will partner up with Samsung again to manufacture the new device.
According to NPD DisplaySearch's Richard Shim, who provided some inside details to CNET, Google aims to take the display quality benchmark higher than Apple did with its Retina Display. The 2,560 x 1,600 display will have a PPI of about 299. That tops the 264 PPI on the 9.7-inch 2,048 x 1,536 Retina iPad.
This high-end device, at least is expected to be, will be in contrast to Google's $199 Nexus 7 and the rumored $99 tablet. So I expect Google to price the tablet for the same $499 as Apple's entry-level iPad, copying Amazon's move to provide an HD Kindle Fire tablet for the same price tag.
A Samsung and Google partnership isn't anything new, the search giant already co-branded the Galaxy Nexus smartphone.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback