Retina screen - only on iPad
An interesting article discussed why we will not see the retina screen on other tablets for a long time. There are only three manufacturers that can make the screens, and only Samsung makes a serious attempt at a tablet. So why not a retina screen for the Galaxy Tab? First, even though Apple and Samsung can be going at each other in the courts, Samsung has several divisions that operate individually. So going against one division does not affect business with another. As a business, Samsung can commit to only provide Apple with the high resolution screens due to the extremely high volume Apple buys. Samsung needs the revenue so that they can support the division that is designing the AMOLED screens that Samsung is working into their products. AMOLED has several great features. Brighter, more vibrant colors, low power consumption due to not needing backlighting, and a much thinner design. AMOLED has a lot of potential for Samsung, and they are hitching their wagon to it. So why is Apple not embracing AMOLED? There are several reasons. First, the price is higher than the iPad screen, at least for now. And the screen loses brightness over time, amounting to 50% within five years. And finally, you cannot get AMOLED in the resolution that the new iPad gives us.