Are Google and Samsung Sneaking Into iPad Territory?
Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) smaller tablet may still be under wraps, but it appears that Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Samsung are prepared to battle their common rival out in its territory of strength. The two are said to be working together to develop a 10.1-inch tablet, which will take direct aim at Apple’s iPad.
According to NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim, the Android partners’ new launch will have a 2,560-by-1,600-pixel display with a density of about 299 pixels per inch. The third-generation iPad, Apple’s latest tablet offering, sports a 9.7-inch screen with a 2,048-by-1,536 pixel display that with a density of 264 PPI. And the price range is expected to reflect that. “It’s going to be a high-end device,” Shim told CNET about the new device. The analyst said his supply chain sources indicated that there was a high possibility that the product will see light of day soon.
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Apple’s iPad is dominant in the tablet arena, and though its market has been chipped at by the entry of smaller and cheaper devices from rivals this year, it still had a 70 percent share in the second quarter.
Shim also reiterated a previous rumor that Google was also working on a $99 tablet, though he didn’t offer many other details regarding the manufacturer or specifications. Google and Samsung have been steadfast partners. Aside from their Android link, Google also already co-brands the Galaxy Nexus smartphone with the Korean company.
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