While Google may be planning some updates for the Nexus 7 tablet in 2012, it appears that consumers may have to wait until 2013 to get hands-on with the Nexus 10, the rumored 10-inch Nexus tablet from Samsung.
According to CNET, the Samsung-made 10.1-inch Nexus tablet is not expected in 2012 and instead, will likely launch sometime in the first half of 2013. No specifics were given in regards to the device’s release date. If true it could mean that the Nexus 10, which is expected to compete with the 9.7-inch iPad, could launch close to the month of the March, the month where Apple generally announces its new iPa instead of in time for the holidays.
The Nexus 10 is expected to feature a 10.1-inch display that will have a higher pixel density than the Nexus 7 and the iPad. The PPI density of the Nexus 10 is presumed to be 299PPI. The Nexus 7 has a PPI of 299 and the current iteration of the iPad has a 264PPI. This might not sound like a huge difference but it could mean that the Google tablet might have cleaner and crisper text and images.
Other information regarding the Nexus 10 is unavailable, including its pricing that it should be expected to be competitive with the $499 starting price tag that comes with Apple’s iPad.
Google is expected to make some additions to the Nexus tablet family this holiday season and it looks like those may only apply to the current Nexus tablet, the Nexus 7. Rumors peg the company as launching a 32GB model, up from the 8GB and 16GB options currently on the market, as well as introducing a cheaper $99 Nexus 7. There are also rumors suggesting that it might offer a Nexus 7 with cellular data but those rumors are weaker than the others.
The Nexus 7 is expected to compete with Apple’s new iPad Mini which rumored for launch on October 23rd.