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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RE[2]: Comment by some1
by some1 on Tue 30th Oct 2012 15:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by some1"
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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RE[3]: Comment by some1
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 30th Oct 2012 18:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by some1"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I think you missed the ipad 3 announcement where they clarified the retina moniker to include the distance the device is to be used at.

Its apple, they have a lot of experience telling people that specs don't matter when they don't measure up to the competition.

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RE[4]: Comment by some1
by some1 on Wed 31st Oct 2012 01:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by some1"
some1 Member since:
2010-10-05

Oh yes, good point. Apple was doing fairly well recently, so I forgot the vast experience they have in explaining why they don't need higher-spec hardware with all the magic software they've got.

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