Rumor: Samsung-built Google Nexus 10

Matt Brian, The Next Web:

Google has also been working with Samsung to launch a 10-inch tablet, confirming leaks which suggested Google had teamed up with the Korean manufacturer for another device. Our source tells us that internally the tablet goes under the name “Codename Manta”, runs Google’s new Android 4.2 operating system (previously referred to as Key Lime Pie, but is set to retain the Jelly Bean branding), and will offer a 2560×1600 pixel (16:10) resolution, which we believe will offer around 300 pixels per inch (PPI) compared to the new iPad’s 264 PPI.

The rumored LG-built Nexus 4 smartphone based on the Optimus G, the ASUS-built Nexus 7 tablet, and now a rumor for a Samsung-built Nexus 10 tablet. Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10. Makes sense.

The display on the 10.1 inch (I’m guessing it’ll be a 10.1-inch PLS LCD) sports a 2560×1600 pixel format good for a resolution of 300 ppi. I like. Here’s what I hope to see: in-cell touch, cover glass laminated to the LCD, thinner and lighter than the iPad (3), WiFi and LTE versions, and starting at US$499.

While Apple is poised to attack the smaller tablets (7-inch Nexus 7, 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, 7-inch Barnes & Noble Nook HD, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and 7.7), Google is counterattacking Apple at the larger 10-inch tablet segment. October is going to be an exciting month.

Update 2012.10.29: Ron Mertens suggests the Nexus 10 will sport a 10-inch 2560×1600 IGZO LCD developed by AUO. A 10.1-inch 2560×1600 LCD has a resolution of 299 ppi, which is higher than the 264-ppi iPad (3).