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Google and Samsung working on Nexus tablet, landing next week?

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Google and Samsung working on Nexus tablet, landing next week?

The second-ever Nexus tablet will emerge blinking into the light next week, rumours suggest.

Following earlier, tech-press leaks about the putative device, sources cited by The Next Web claim that Google will lift the lid on a slate made by close partner Samsung on its behalf at its press call on October 29th.

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According to the site's insiders, the Nexus-branded device will feature a 10-inch screen with 2560×1600 pixel (16:10) resolution (that's a smidgeon smaller than we'd previously been led to believe) and will be powered by the hitherto-unseen 4.2 iteration of Android.

However, contrary to expectations, the new iteration of the OS will be not be known as Key Lime Pie, but will be marketed as an edition of the existing Jelly Bean version of Google's operating system.

Pricing remains under wraps. But Samsung’s involvement, coupled with the relatively high resolution and larger screen, suggest that the slate will be much more costly than Google's sole Nexus slate so far, the Nexus 7.

Android Jelly Bean sculpture at Googleplex

Murmurings of Google’s plans for next week’s press call come amid earlier suggestions that the event will be marked by the unveiling of new Nexus phones from LG, HTC and Sony.

Also mooted to show its face is a sequel to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which one of the imaginative, creative sorts in Sammy's marketing dept has purportedly dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2.

Source:

The Next Web

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