Google Nexus 10 Tablet Supposedly in the Works?
A larger version measuring 10 inches diagonally of the Google Nexus tablet is supposedly in the works. This will be a successor to the seven-incher product launched last Wednesday during the Google I/O developers conference which had proven itself successful even months before its unveiling. Its most attractive feature is believed to be its knockout combination of a pocket-friendly price with decent hardware specifications and software capabilities.
This 10-inch Google Nexus would be able to better compete with today’s number one tablet, the Apple iPad since it has roughly the same measurement. The iPad, for its part sports a 9.7-inch screen, although there are speculations that the Cupertino company might be releasing a mini version of its product.
Last year, the popularity of the iPad had been challenged by a similarly low-priced device with a seven-inch display, the Amazon Kindle Fire. However, the Kindle Fire appeared to have a short-lived success, and its popularity eventually waned among consumers months after it nabbed the second place after the iPad. Allegedly, the success of the Kindle Fire is what impelled Google to push for the development of its own budget-conscious slate.
However, if rumors of the larger device are true, Google also recognizes that there is a market for larger tablets. 9.7 and 10.1 are both popular measurements on the portable computers, and there are even 13-inch tablets like the one from Toshiba. Thus, Google is reportedly already in talks with AU Optronics, TPK Holding, or Wintek, manufacturers that could supply the touch panels for the Nexus 10 tablet. 500,000 touch panels of the Nexus 7 in fact had been created by Wintek for the June shipping. Also, Wintek appears to be a strong contender since it is a frequent partner of ASUS, which is as well Google’s partner in developing the Nexus 7. Last May, the Taiwanese company provided ASUS with more than a million touch panels.
Meanwhile, in true Google fashion, no one still knows exactly whether the Nexus 10 is a real device or a pipe dream, or even if its specifications will be the same as the smaller version.