Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2012 15:11 UTC
Google 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 2560x1600 pixel (10:16) resolution, which we believe will offer around 300 pixels per inch compared to the new iPad's 264 PPI." Between the iPad and this supposed Android tablet... Poor Surface. Poor, poor Surface.
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Only in OSNews bizarro land
by Nelson on Sun 21st Oct 2012 15:30 UTC
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Does an Android device in a category they have never, ever broken into equal bad luck for Surface.

Android has historically never caught on at greater than 7 inch, bargain basement form factors.

Imagining an Android with a retina resolution (Where they'll have something like 2x the pixels to push) will make an already iffy Android performance story even worse.

The lack of dominance in tablets for Android highlights the truth to a point I made here a while ago but many shot down. People didn't choose Android. Android was chosen for them. Google had good timing and filled a vacuum in the market. That's it. It didn't win on its own merits, it won on being "Good enough" and for looking enough like an iPhone to satisfy Verizon and T-Mobile.

I suppose the only good thing is that if it is a Nexus device it'll be free of the abortion of a software skin that is TouchWiz.

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