Did the idea of Google dropping Samsung in favor of LG to produce its next Nexus smartphone sound a little odd? It did to me, while it’s been no secret that Google wants to keep the Nexus platform open to many OEM’s, the fact they’d drop perhaps the best Android OEM for one that, well let’s face it, makes better budget phones, seemed a little out of character.
So while LG continues to make a Nexus phone, one that may have just leaked onto the Internet, what’s Samsung up to now that they’ve been replaced after two years of developing a Nexus smarthphone? Well, if rumors are true, they are still partnering with Google and it does concern a Nexus device, it’s just not a smartphone, it’s a tablet.
Rumors are swirling that Google has pegged Samsung with the task of creating a high-end 10.1-inch Nexus tablet, this tablet is said to have a display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, which is about 299ppi, high than that of the new iPads 264ppi. As far as other specs go, I think it’s safe to assume a quad-core processor, 1 to 2GB of RAM and at least 16GB or 32GB of starting storage.
Those specs would make on hell of a tablet, problem is that Android tablet, at least those with a display of 10.1 or more, still suffer from a lack of apps. I’m talking quality apps, that haven’t been just stretched phone apps. When it comes to the Nexus 7, it’s basically an oversized Galaxy Nexus, but a 10.1 device is a whole different ball game. So while the specs on a Nexus 10 sound great, until it features the same level of quality apps as the iPad, it won’t be on the same level as the new iPad.
That being said, I want to see this display.