Apple can no longer claim to be bored due to lack of competition at the top. Google Nexus 7 proved that they are a name to reckon with as they beat the iPad mini to enter the market and have established a niche in the small tablet market. Not that the 10″ segment is not threatened. Google is offering the Nexus 10 for $400 and comes complete with a2560 X 1600 display and an Exynos 5 processor that is dual core and the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for this price is certainly a steal. This offering from Google in collaboration with Samsung (they built it) promises to jostle for the top slot, almost displacing Apple’s iPad.
It is very much like the Nexus 7 with the front devoted to the display that sports the Multitasking keys, along with the ones for Back and Home. The well concealed front facing speakers speak for themselves when they claim to be a lot better than the ordinary ones now available. The back is encased in a monolithic case that has a firm grip and sits pretty in your hands. The aspect ratio for video is an impressive 16:10 rather than the conventional 16:9 which makes the Nexus 10 a wee bit wider than the iPad 4, though it manages to carry less weight at 603g, compared to the iPad’s 652g and is thinner at 8.9mm compare to 9.4mm which is the thickness of the iPad.
The other standard features are the set of ports placed conveniently and a 3.5mm headphone jack along with MicroUSB and Micro HDMI that come with volume controls and a lock button. These are placed strategically on the top left corner of the tablet, easy to get to with your left thumb. You’ll find a 1.9 megapixel camera on the front and a 5 megapixel one on the back complete with LED flash and capable of 1090p video. The front camera should prove handy while video-chatting with friends and family, while the rear one is for more serious stuff, if you so fancy.
The scene stealer is the screen with a resolution of 2560 X 1600 that is as good as the much hyped Retina Display of iPad 3 and 4. The Android 4.2 does have an upgrade over the earlier version in the form of Quick Setting menu that lets you change the systems setting using the all new gesture action. The tablet can be used by multiple users, though app support is dismally lacking as is the case with most 10 in Android tablets. So much so, that you have more apps on the Nexus 7 than on the 10, as most apps designed for phones fit snugly into the 7 in version.
The Nexus is available in the 16 Gigabyte and 32 Gigabyte storage versions powered by Samsung dual core processor with 1.7 Gigahertz and ample speed enabled by the 2 GB random access memory. On the whole Google’s Nexus 10 comes with a fantastic screen, great specs, and above all an affordable price. People planning to buy a 10 in tablet need look no further as the Nexus 10 has it all.
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