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October 10, 2012

Google Teams with Samsung to Produce New 10-inch Nexus Tablet

By Brittany Walters-Bearden, TMCnet Contributor

Google and Samsung (News - Alert) are joining forces to produce the next Nexus tablet, a 10-inch version of the highly successful Nexus 7.

This will be the first high-end model Google (News - Alert) has produced. They are coming off of a greatly successful launch of the Nexus 7, which they produced with Asus, that was affordably priced at $199, and they are currently in the works with a new tablet, which insiders speculate will be priced at $99.

In their attempt to take over the tablet market, they are going to produce this high-end model with a much richer pixel density than Apple’s (News - Alert) new iPad 3 with its retina display. Their new 10.1 inch screen will have a density of 299; whereas, the iPad 3 has a pixel density of 264 on a 9.7 inch screen. 

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This will begin to give the market leader, Apple, something to worry about. Google’s ability to create high-quality products to fit every budget is a quality that is unmatched by competitors- although Microsoft’s (News - Alert) new operating system may change this.

One of the most important issues here is the unification of Google and Samsung in this type of venture. They have already proven to be a formidable foe with the co-branding of the Google Galaxy Nexus smartphone earlier this year.

It seems as though Apple will be up against some stiff competition and, as consumers get disenchanted with their products, as each generation of their products seems to be nearly identical, with only one minor change, like the placement of a headphone jack, Google’s mission to create a tablet in every price point is cause for real worry. If Apple doesn’t come up with a revolutionary new product soon, Google and Microsoft could be well on their way to pushing Apple products out of the mainstream market.

Edited by Brooke Neuman
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