Google have been seeing hints and leaks about their 10 inch Nexus tablet inadvertently pop up online for many weeks. This will be in competition with the iPad 4 of course and it is thought that it will be revealed on Monday, when Google hold their event in NY.
iPad 4 vs Google Nexus 10
One notable leak comes from one of the top executives at Google, who posted two images on his profile on Google+ which he said were taken by the Google Nexus 10, and which should have a display of 10.1 inches.
The photos were posted on Friday and following this more details came out about the Nexus 10. Spec wise the device should have a Samsung Exynos 1.7GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. There should be 16GB of internal storage and the device will have a display of 10.1 inch and will be 2560 x 1600 resolution. It will have a 5 megapixel camera on the back and support for NFC. The Google Nexus 10 will take on the appearance of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Note 10.1 and will have the logo of Nexus on the back. The photos do seem to match the leaked illustrations which showed us what was said to be the user manual for the Nexus 10.
Nexus 10 display trumps iPad 4
While it is not much to look at the tablet does have a resolution that would put the device in front of the iPad display, on paper. The 3rd and the 4th generation iPads come with a 9.7 inch Retina screen that has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. So what we are seeing now is both the Nexus tablets jumping ahead of the iPads (the Google Nexus 7 display has a higher resolution than the iPad Mini as well).
It looks like next month will be a true iPad vs Nexus battle in the tablet realm. It will be interesting to see if Nexus’ advantage when it comes to better hardware at a lower price can trump iPad’s larger selection of tablet-specific apps.