Google, Samsung partner on high-end tablet

Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:45 PM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A Google Nexus 10-inch class tablet is being developed in partnership with Samsung and will be co-branded with both names, a U.S. analyst says.

The unit's 10.1-inch screen will boast a pixel density higher than Apple's third-generation iPad, Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, told CNET.

The display will have pixels-per-inch number of about 299, topping the 264 PPI on the 9.7-inch Retina iPad, he said.

The partnership with Samsung is a significant broadening of Google's relationship with the South Korean company.

Google already cobrands the Galaxy Nexus Samsung smartphone.

Although there's no word on a possible price point, Shim says it will probably be in iPad territory.

"It's going to be a high-end device," Shim said in contrast to Google's current $199 Nexus 7.

Information about the 10.1-inch Nexus comes from "supply chain indications," which typically indicate a high likelihood a product will be produced, Shim said.

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