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 â€œCodename Mantaâ€, runs Googleâ€™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 2560Ã—1600 pixel (16:10) resolution, which we believe will offer around 300 pixels per inch (PPI) compared to the new iPadâ€™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).