Mobile World Congress is set to kick off on February 27th, so we’ll find out soon enough.
By Tony Smith â¢ Get more from this author30th January 2012 11:08Â GMTAre ten-inch tablets too small for you.
Are ten-inch tablets too small for you.
The tablet will also be running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Meanwhile, AndroidAndMe mentions a resolution, 2560 x 1600, based on an earlier announcement, but doesn’t say how big it will be other than “larger than ten inches”.
Both sites say the tablet will be based on the 2GHz Exynos 5250 dual-core ARM chip that Samsung announced late last year.
Competitors followed with competing tablets including the Android-based Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab, Hewlett-Packard’s TouchPad, and the BlackBerry PlayBook.
At the time, Samsung said the Exynos has a graphics engine capable of running a 2560 x 1600 display, so the sites’ resolution claims may simply be an assumption based on the chip, rather than a study of the display’s pixel count.
AndroidAndMe bases its claims on a unit it saw at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and which Samsung officials were insistent must not be photographed.
Android and us caught a glimpse, and even took photos, of a mysterious Samsung prototype tablet at CES, equipped with the Exynos 5250 processor.
Even though an 11.6in screen is pushing it a bit for a handheld display, we can see Samsung offering such a beast, though likely with a more everyday resolution of 1366 x 768.
Samsung has shown off a 10.1in, 2560 x 1600 display, but it was a prototype and, when demo’d in May 2011, came with no indication of when – or if – it would come to market.
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THe Xyboard is due for an upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which we’re excited about.
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