The 10-inch tablet with the highest resolution on the market, the Google Nexus 10, is finally up for grabs in the US. Google Play store just make the tablet available for purchase at price tag a $399 for the 16 GB version and $499 for doubled memory 32 GB.
This time, Google cooperated with Samsung to manufacture the next Nexus tablet, and we must admit they did a good job. The Nexus 10 is similar in size to other tablets, like Galaxy Note 10.1 or Apple’s iPad, but it is lighter by 50 grams. It may not seem like a lot, but if you were to hold the devices with one hand for a longer period of time you would certainly notice the difference.
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Undoubtedly, one of the standout features of the Nexus 10 is its screen. The 10-inch True RGB Real Stripe PLS touch screen offers packs an astounding 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution, which roughly translates to a density of 300 ppi, one of the highest available on the market. According to Google, the display will provide crystalline, sharp and clear picture with perfect, lifelike colors and above average viewing angles.
The heart of the device is a dual-core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex A-15 Samsung Exynos 5250 with ARM Mali T604 for graphics and 2 GB of RAM to top it off. On board, there is 16 GB or 32 GB of memory, and unfortunately there is microSD slot for memory expansion so you will have to manage with what you get.
The Nexus 10 is equipped with a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, which for sure will not replace your replace your compact camera, but will do the job just fine if you want to quickly snap a photo and share it on Facebook or Twitter. The camera is accompanied by editing apps which will allow you to take 360-degree photos, add filters, fiddle with brightness, contrast and various other settings. There’s also a 1.9-megapixel snapper on the front to take those vain self-portraits, check your hair or video call with your friends over Skype.
The Nexus 10 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, which offers some neat new features. The notifications bar is still there to drag down from the top, but Google has added in a second window giving immediate access to crucial settings. You can quickly adjust the brightness, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings among others without needing to search into the menus each time. The now-familiar tray on the bottom of the home screen is, by default, filled with Google services apps such as Play, Music, Books, YouTube, and Magazines. There’s also a folder housing Chrome as well as Google Maps, Google Plus, Gmail, and other services.
The tablet also features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC on the front and back, gyroscope, two speakers, microUSB port, HDMI port and 9000 mAh battery, which according to the manufacturer, guarantees up to 9 hours usage time.