A recent report by Sammobile states that the website has obtained an image via a Japanese website Ameblo, which now confirms the existence of a high-end Nexus-branded Samsung tablet, dubbed the Nexus 10, as the EXIF data of an image has appeared on Picasa.
According to the report, “According to the latest rumours will Samsung bring some new high-end NEXUS tablet. Samsung wants to put their new screen technology on it. Today Google Picasa confirmed the NEXUS 10. A happy owner of the rumoured NEXUS 10 just posted a picture online! The picture does not reveal many details about the device. The only things we get is the resolution of the picture at 2,560 x 1,920 and that the software version is JVP12C.”
Nexus 10 revealed
An earlier report stated that NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Ship told CNET that Samsung and Google will soon co-manufacture a high end 10.1-inch tablet, which will feature a pixel density higher than that of Apple’s new iPad. The report had stated, “The 2,560x1,600 display will have a PPI (pixels per inch) of about 299, said Shim. That tops the 264 PPI on the 9.7-inch 2,048x1,536 Retina iPad. "It's going to be a high-end device," Shim said -- in contrast with Google's $199 Nexus 7 and upcoming $99 tablet. But probably the biggest news is the partnership with Samsung. They'll partner with Samsung and cobrand it with Samsung," Shim said. To date, Google has partnered with Asus on the Nexus 7 tablet.”
The report also states that Shim says that Google will start working on a $99 tablet by December, but from the looks of it, it appears that they already have done so.
For those not interested in purchasing a high end Nexus tablet, Google and Asus have paired up to release the Nexus 7. Announced at the Google I/O 2012 event, the Google Nexus 7 tablet is not just designed to take on Apple’s highly successful iPad, but it will also pose a stiff threat to the Amazon Kindle Fire. Google aims to tackle the competition better with its pricing strategy of this Asus-manufactured tablet.
The Google Nexus 7 tablet is available in two storage capacities, which are 8GB and 16GB, and the brand has priced them extremely competitively at $199 and $249 respectively. Google has added a lot of high-end hardware to the mix, and has kept the price down to a minimum by pricing it at $199 for the base model.
The 7-inch tablet measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.5mm, and weighs 340 grams. These dimensions allow it to go head-to-head with the Amazon Kindle Fire. The Google Nexus 7 will be the first device running on Google’s latest operating software, which is Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean).