Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 18:14 UTC
Google While Microsoft is unveiling all about Windows Phone 8, Google ruined the party a little bit by 'leaking' all about Android 4.2, the Nexus 10 tablet, and the new Nexus phone, the LG Nexus 4. There's some pretty awesome stuff in here from Google - except for the fact the devices themselves are kind of ugly.
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Comment by some1
by some1 on Mon 29th Oct 2012 19:21 UTC
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2010-10-05

Apple should be unhappy they started this whole "retina screen" hype. Now each Apple device has a lower resolution than a respective Nexus device.

Also I do like how both devices look, at least to the extent one can judge them by pictures in play store.

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RE: Comment by some1
by rikkirakk on Mon 29th Oct 2012 22:21 in reply to "Comment by some1"
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2012-07-30

Also I do like how both devices look, at least to the extent one can judge them by pictures in play store.


Agreed. I quite like the look of the devices, but I'd really have to hold and use on in person to judge. If it passes the touchy-feely test, AND ends up supporting 3G/LTE then I will likely be replacing my now obsolete iPad 1 with one of these.

Apple should be unhappy they started this whole "retina screen" hype. Now each Apple device has a lower resolution than a respective Nexus device.

I imagine they're crying all the way to the bank.

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RE: Comment by some1
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 30th Oct 2012 14:44 in reply to "Comment by some1"
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2006-07-14

Retina isn't about having the highest resolution possible, its about having the highest resolution practical. They were actually quite smart about the marketing. They drew an arbitrary line called retina, saying that any greater resolution can't revel any more information to our biological eyes. So apple's response to these higher resolution screens is quite predictable: they'll say the extra pixels are wasted.

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RE[2]: Comment by some1
by Janglin_Jack on Tue 30th Oct 2012 15:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by some1"
Janglin_Jack Member since:
2010-10-20

they will say that until they release a new tablet with higher resolution.
then they will call it icornea or something, and rejoice that it's the real resolution a person can really really see.

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RE[2]: Comment by some1
by some1 on Tue 30th Oct 2012 15:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by some1"
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2010-10-05

Originally they said that Retina is 300 PPI, because this is the "magic number", but the iPad 3 had less but was still Retina. Nexus 10 has exactly 300. To argue it's wasted they'd need to revise what Steve said on iPhone 4 release.

Also the argument that there's an optimal number is harder to sell. Typically when people are told that some metric is important, they are easy to convince that the more the better. See GHz, megapixels etc.

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