Google is apparently working on a full-size tablet to rival the iPad, with Samsung being the name on the cards as the manufacturer of the device.
That’s the latest buzz from CNet, as the website has spoken to an industry analyst who claims that the 10.1 inch tablet is in the works.
Not only is it a full-size display, but reportedly the new Nexus slate will outgun the iPad’s retina resolution, with a 2,560 x 1,600 screen (the iPad has a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536).
Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, told CNet: “They’ll partner with Samsung and cobrand it with Samsung.”
The previous budget oriented (£159) Nexus 7 tablet (pictured above) was produced by Asus, but this new one is obviously going to be a high-end affair – what with a display of that sort of resolution.
Samsung is a familiar partner for Google, though, as the company has made the last two Nexus smartphones (HTC made the first).
It’s an interesting time for this news to break, as next week, rumour has it that Apple will reveal its iPad mini which is gunning for the Nexus 7 (presumably) – just as Google will be getting ready to announce a high-end slate gunning for the iPad. If this speculation is correct, of course.