Now that we know what Google have done to refresh the Nexus 7, lets turn our attention to the bigger brother, the Nexus 10. Goole has confirmed that Samsung will again be responsible for manufacturing the new version of the 10 inch tablet on their behalf. Google spread their risks and leverages access to technology by having ASUS produce the Nexus 7.
This is where is becomes difficult for both Google and Samsung, when it comes to redesigning a tablet. What can really be done to improve on the current Nexus 10?
The Nexus 10 you have been able to buy already, has a 2560×1600 pixel resolution in the10 inch screen which means 300.24 pixels per inch. Any upgrade to the resolution of the screen is not going to make a massive amount of difference. The new Nexus 7 has 323 pixels per inch, albeit in a smaller screen size. This same upgrade to the screen of the Nexus 10 would not be a game changer for the tablet.
The upgrades to the Nexus 10 are far more likely to be focused on the internal components of the device. There is the possibility of a change in the processor from the Exynos 5 Dual that currently powers the Android operating system. There is the new Exynos 5 Octa “Evolved” processor that is being readied for the Galaxy Note III, also made by Samsung, that could be called upon.
There will also undoubtable be considerable energy also put into reducing the power usage of the all the various components of the new Nexus 10, as well as providing a battery to supply this power. Battery life is on very important factor in the marketing of portable devices, so a significant upgrade there could be something for Google and Samsung to shout about..