Manufacturing a 10.1-inch Nexus tablet with a screen sharper than Apple’s new iPad isn’t going to be easy. In fact, according to a report by CNET, the device isn’t set to hit until the first half of next year to ensure enough supply is available during launch. Just one of many engineering obstacles that Google needs to overcome to make the tab a reality.
But in order to successfully dent Apple’s tablet dominance, screen resolution will be one of the device’s biggest focuses — something that doesn’t match or surpass the new iPad would immediately feel outdated, particularly if the prices are similar. Remember, the tablet experience, for most consumers, doesn’t solely hinge on specs, so folks might ignore Google’s 10.1-inch tab if the screen isn’t up to par.
It’ll be certainly be a technical milestone if the device manages to pack in a 2,560×1,600 pixel density screen into a 10-inch screen. But Google has certainly found a capable partner in Samsung, so producing enough kit for consumers shouldn’t be a problem. It just might take longer than some potential buyers were hoping.