A follow-up to the Google Nexus 7 is in development, according to an industry analyst. This model will be made by Samsung, and will be larger than its predecessor.
Although Google’s brand is on it, the Nexus 7 is actually a product of Asus. For the second in this series of tablets, Google will be turning to Samsung, according to Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch.
The Nexus 10 will allegedly boast a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, giving it a very high pixel density. The larger display will make this a better option for watching video and creating content than the earlier model, and it would compete more directly with Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad.
The rest of the specs of this tablet will supposedly also be cutting-edge, although nothing specific is known about them at this time. With the “Nexus” name it will definitely run the latest version of Google’s operating system, whether its Android 4.1 or Android 4.2, if that’s is available soon.
Its high-end featureset is likely to push the cost of this tablet up well above the Nexus 7’s $200 pricetag.
The Samsung Nexus 10 will reportedly go into production in December, so it’s possible it won’t be on the market for the important holiday shopping season.
Shim claims his information came from people at Asia-based companies who are making components for this tablet.