I know, I know - more rumors. Right now we all have a bad taste in our mouths from a bit of untruth that was spread throughout the community last week, but it's hard to look the other way when something this juicy turns up. CNet has reportedly gotten confirmation that Google has once again teamed up with Samsung for a Nexus device, only this time the pair are working on a 10.1-inch tablet.
The real story here, though, is the display resolution. According to analyst Richard Shim of NPD DisplaySearch, who shared this information with CNet, the device is said to clock in at a massive 2,560x1,600 resolution, putting the PPI (pixels per inch) at a whopping 299. By comparison, the iPad 3's "retina display" is only 264 PPI.
So, could this be the fabled "manta" tablet that we saw in our server logs just last week? Even though evidence lightly suggests that it may be manufactured by Motorola, it's definitely possible. Maybe even probable. At this point, it's difficult to say what's really happening in the Nexus world.
In fact, there's only one thing certain right now: everything is a rumor until made official. Let's coat this one in salt until then.