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Samsung and Google to produce 10in Nexus tablet

The Internet has gone into gadgetry rumour mode as the first possible tidbits about the next Samsung and Google joint venture hit the Web, with CNET reporting (opens in new tab) that the two tech giants are teaming up to produce a high-end 10.1in tablet.

Citing "supply chain indications," NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim said the slate will boast a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and a 299ppi pixel density. If true, its pixel density would outstrip the new iPad’s retina display, giving videos and images an impressive clarity.

The tablet is expected to be powered by a quad-core processor with at least 2GB of RAM, making it considerably more powerful than Google's Nexus 7, a budget 7in device manufactured by Asus.

(opens in new tab)"It's going to be a high-end device," said Shim, adding that the rumoured tablet's biggest point of interest will be its Samsung co-branding.

Google previously partnered with the South Korean electronics giant in the smartphone arena, so the development of a Samsung-branded Nexus tablet is not surprising.

Furthermore, as Google traditionally uses the Nexus platform to showcase its latest software, it would not be too far of a stretch for the Nexus 10 to be one of the first tablets to run on the expected next-generation Android OS, rumoured to be code-named Key Lime Pie.