Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, believes that the 10.1-inch tablet will exceed the pixel density of the "new iPad," making it a retina display. It will sport a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600, giving it a PPI (pixels per inch) number of 299, topping the third-generation retina display iPad, which has a PPI of 264 on its 9.7-inch 2,048 x 1,536 display.
Google will break from Asus on this device, according to Shim. Asus builds the Nexus 7 for Google, but according to Shim, the world's largest mobile device maker, Samsung, will provide the device for Google.
"It's going to be a high-end device. They'll partner with Samsung and co-brand it with Samsung."
None of this, of course, is the same as a product announcement by Google, but Shim said his information comes from "supply chain indications." Shim also confirmed a different rumor, that Google will begin production of a $99 tablet in December.