Google Nexus 10 Preview
Google Nexus 10 Preview
Samsung has always been known for making great Android based devices and to prove that they have something to surprise you with and this something is a new and totally revolutionary tablet from the South Korean manufacturer. The good news is that after the release you won’t just get a bigger version of the Nexus 7 but a totally different device with a totally different features and ideas. So, meet the new generation of Nexus tablets – the Nexus 10.
As well as the Nexus 4 smart-phone, the Nexus 10 will appear in the USA, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan on November, 13. A 16 GB version will cost you $399 while a 32 one – $499. And again – I like what I see. I was pleasantly surprised with the Nexus 4 price tags and only for additional 50 bucks you can get an awesome tablet. But what exactly makes it so awesome?
Following Apple’s idea (following, not copying), Samsung has made a decision to equip its new product with a very high resolution touch-screen display. So, the Nexus 10 has a 10-inch (10.055-inch to be exact) WQXGA screen at 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution capacity with 300 ppi. If you need to know – the new iPad has 2048 × 1536 pixels with 264 ppi. Also, tablet’s screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 2 which should save it from scratches and all that stuff. Unfortunately, it has a 9,000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery only and while Samsung says that it will last 9 hours playing videos, 90 hours playing music and up to 500 hours in standby regime, I have a feeling that those numbers are exaggerated a bit. But at the same time, you will see a dual-core A15 Eagle processor instead of a quad-core monster that, probably, will compensate the difference.
Among other features you should definitely enjoy 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO+HT40) connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, wireless dual-band dual-side NFC (Android Beam) connectivity, Micro HDMI port, GPS navigation, 16 or 32 GB of storage, a 5 MP rear camera that can shoot 1080p video and a 1.9 MP front facing camera that can record videos at 720 only (but you won’t use it anyway). The Nexus 10 weights 603 grams only and its dimensions are 6.99 in (177.6 mm) x 10.39 in (263.9 mm) x 0.35 in (8.9 mm).
Of course, as far as it is the newly announced and not yet released Nexus device, it will be running the new version of Android 4.2 aka Key Lime Pie right out of the box. It does bring a great number of new features and, probably, the most interesting and important one is a “Multiuser” feature which allows you to change users in a second in case you want to keep your personal date private. Stay tuned to find out more about the fresh Android in the upcoming posts.