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Remind me: Why do we want a Nexus 11 tablet?

Matt Hamblen | May 2, 2013
Samsung and Google are reportedly building a Nexus 11 tablet with an 11-in. display that runs Samsung's octa-core processor and will be released this year.

On Monday, Samsung announced the 7.1-in. Galaxy Tab 3. which will compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Apple's 7.9-in. mini iPad.

Samsung already has 7-in., 8.9-in. and 10.1-in. tablets in the Galaxy Tab line, each of which runs Samsung's implementation of Android.

The Nexus line is considered pure Android, without third party interface changes and applications that Android purists don't like. Nexus products also focus on keeping data in the cloud.

"Nexus is primarily for gearheads, but some people are looking for that," O'Donnell said.

"As the tablet market matures and grows, you will find more niches created and more niches being filled," O'Donnell said. "Even if the 11-in. market is less than 2%, that's a lot and it becomes a respectable sized market to go after."

SamMobile said it learned about the Nexus 11 from Samsung, but did not identify its source within th ecompany. The site also said Samsung revealed plans for a Galaxy Tab DUOS 7.0 tablet with a dual SIM, a Galaxy Tab 8.0, and a Galaxy Tab 11, which would run a dual core A15 processor.

 

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