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Google and Samsung Electronics this week finally unveiled their new media tablet, the Nexus 10”, which corrects several drawbacks of previous-generation Nexus slate and also promises not only to provide better technical specifications compared to Apple iPad, but also to be considerably more affordable.

Jointly designed by Google and Samsung, the Nexus 10” media tablet represents the pinnacle of technologies by both companies. The device uses the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 2-covered 10.055” PLS LCD panel with 2560*1600 resolution and higher pixel density than that of the latest IPS LCD panels utilized by Apple iPad 3 and 4. Besides, the slate is based Samsung Exynos 5250 system-on-chip, one of the most advanced mobile SoC available today. Finally, the premium tablet is powered by Google Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean” operating system, the latest version with support for numerous innovations.

Google Nexus 10” features 10.055” PLS display with 2560*1600 resolution (300ppi) and is based on the Samsung Exynos 5250 (dual-core ARM Cortex-A15, Mali T604 graphics core, 32nm process technology) clocked at 1.70GHz. The tablet features 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB/32GB NAND flash storage, 5MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, digital compass, GPS, magnetometer, microphone and so on. The Nexus 10” comes with 9000mAh internal battery, weighs 603 grams (21.3 oz) and has 263.9mm*177.6mm*8.9mm dimensions.

 

When it comes to Android-based media tablets, Google/Samsung Nexus 10” is clearly the best one available, thanks to high-resolution screen, two high-quality cameras, powerful system-on-chip and rich functionality. Unfortunately, the new Nexus 10” still lacks 3G/4G support, which makes it useless in areas with no Wi-Fi, therefore, those, who need Internet everywhere should still choose fourth-generation or third-generation Apple iPad.

Despite of lack of 3G/4G support, Nexus 10” can still become incredibly popular as it is more affordable that Apple’s iPad 3 and 4 without cellular data support. Google Nexus 10” 16GB carries recommended price tag of $399, 32GB version costs $499. The table will become available on 13 of November, 2012, in the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan. The 32GB version will be available in more than 2000 Walmart stores in the U.S.

Tags: Google, Nexus, Android, Samsung, ARM, Cortex, Exynos

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Let's not forget how Ubuntu can be installed on these.
0 2 [Posted by: mmstick  | Date: 10/30/12 01:18:03 PM]
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Ubuntu's new WM sucks its UNITY and its clunky and hard to use. I would rather use arch linux.
0 1 [Posted by: 123  | Date: 10/30/12 08:03:25 PM]
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Not to mention how fast it can be uninstalled...
3 0 [Posted by: Martian  | Date: 10/30/12 01:29:02 PM]
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Two other tablets become available in November through a new site called TabletSprint - which offer some impressive features and prices, and stack up against the iPad and the new MS Surface & Google Nexus 10 inch tablets for nearly half the price - One model is the Novo 10 by Ainol electronics, a tabletmaker which received a CNET/CES 2012 "Tablet of the Year" award for another tablet they produced earlier this year - The Novo 10 offers a Quad Core processor and a pretty amazing 1920x1200 Liquid Crystal 10.1" screen (like iPad Retina display) and will retail for about $269 and feature an advanced 10-Point Multi-Touch, HDMI with 1080p (HD) output to a TV, Dual Cameras, Bluetooth, WiFi, Built-In GPS, a Micro-SD Memory Card Slot, a Micro-USB port, a Strong Battery (10,000 mAh), Android 4.1 O/S (Jelly Bean) and Google Play access (400,000+ Android Software Apps). A similar model is also available in November that is produced by another Asia firm, Ramos Technology, that's called the W30-HD, which also has many of the same features, Plus 3G built in that works with any GSM carrier (AT&T & T-Mobile) and is expected to be priced around $320. One of the only places that seem to carry these models in the U.S. so far is at TabletSprint -- which also offers a few well-priced, quality 7 inch tablet models.
1 0 [Posted by: rileys2wave  | Date: 10/30/12 01:44:04 PM]
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I'm definitely not buying the 10" version if it cost 400$ for 16GB of storage and android, with no support for external mass storage. Giant RiP OfF. Are you analysts on crack! They would have won my heart if only they increased screen size to 10, and storage to 32GB for 259.99. Instead, they come up with this crap for double the price. Fok, I'll buy a laptop that's 5 times better for the price of 500$. Android does not compete and IOS and definitely does not compete with Windows RT.
0 1 [Posted by: ericore  | Date: 10/30/12 09:43:58 PM]
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Does it have microSD support and also mini USB port to connect external usb drives/flas mems, etc ??
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 11/01/12 05:58:20 AM]
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