The Nexus 10 is coming. The Nexus 7's big brother hasn't been officially announced, but we've seen enough leaks to read the tea leaves. Though it doesn't offer much juicy information, a freshly-leaked product manual appears to seal the deal.
A rough sketch
Apart from (apparently) confirming the Nexus 10, the alleged manual is hardly noteworthy. We see a diagram of a full-sized tablet, complete with unsurprising features like front- and rear-facing cameras. It has a strip across the back, where the camera lies, and is intended for landscape use. The manual could be fake, but it would have required someone going to great lengths to make it look this authentic.
More noteworthy is the likelihood that this device is real. Google appears to be moving full speed ahead with its tablet strategy: invade the low-end with the Nexus 7, then use that momentum to take on the iPad with a full-sized slate. It's Amazon's tablet strategy, only in fast forward (Amazon still hasn't confirmed a full-sized Kindle Fire).
The real deal
Like the Retina Display iPad, the Nexus 10's killer feature will be its display. It's rumored to have a 10.1-inch, 2560 x 1600 screen. This would break new ground, and would have a jaw-dropping 299 pixels per inch (PPI). Remember that tablets are typically held farther away than smartphones, so "Retina" status doesn't require as high of a pixel density. Riffing on Apple's terminology (which Google wouldn't), the Nexus 10 could be considered the first mass-marketed Super Retina Display tablet.
Little else is known about the mythical Nexus 10, apart from its being a collaboration with Samsung. More details are coming: Google is expected to announce the tablet at its event in New York City next Monday. It's unlikely that the device will release immediately – we probably would have heard more if it were about to launch – so we'd bet on the first half of 2013.Share
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