The Google Nexus 10 is Cut from The Awesome Cloth
Samsung is known for a lot of things. Tv’s, computer chips, smart phones, laptops, computers and…tablets. In recent memory Samsung has thrown more tablets into the market than seemingly any of its competitors and surely more than have been offered in any time in recorded history. Recently the Galaxy Tab 2 series of slates and the Galaxy Note 10.1 series devices have been giving the company an anchor in the market place. Their latest tablet however will soon have a for sale sign next to it under the iconic Google Nexus moniker. Samsung has made a few Nexus devices in the past, the most notable the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but now it’s time to show off their tablet skills.
Earlier this year Google unveiled its long awaited Nexus 7 tablet that was manufactured by Asus. Samsung has gotten the nod for the search giants Nexus 10 device and it does not disappoint. Google had plans for an event surrounding the new Nexus 10, the new Nexus 4 smart phone and even a refresh to the Nexus 7, unfortunately the company made their even plans on a peir, in a harbor in New York City in the midst of Hurricane Sandy. Google cancelled the show and has released details, pricing and launch information about the tablet and its cohorts on their blog and market place. If there is one thing for certain, the Nexus 10 is the Android tablet to own. It starts with the very latest and unchartered Android version 4.2 and provides its super smooth un-skinned UI on a 10.05 inch touch screen. But it’s not just some run of the mill 10 inch screen. The touch screen on the Nexus 10 offers up an unmatched 2560×1600 pixel resolution at a class leading 300 pixels per inch. To put that in perspective, a 4th generation iPad has a 2048×1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch. Internally the Nexus 10 is also packing in a 9000 mAh Li-Polymer battery that should offer up considerable use times. Delving a bit deeper the Nexus 10 only gets better…and faster. It packs in a Samsung Exynos 5 system chip that offers up a dual core 1.7 GHz ARM Coretex-A15 processor! That backed with an ARM Mali-T604 and a full 2 GB of RAM you may be looking at the fastest handheld on the planet. A camera can be found present around the back of the new slate clocking in a 5 mega pixels with full 1080p HD recording tricks as well as an additional 1.9 mega pixel front facing shooter. A slight downside for anyone that does not buy into a closed eco system is the lack of user memory. The Nexus 10 will be offered up in 16 and 32 GB models but with no room for expansion. We can also expected connectivity details such as GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 via micro USB, a 3.5 mm headphone connection, micro HDMI (type D), DLNA and NFC. So, how much is this Nexus in the window? Well, the 16 GB model will enter the fray at $399, while the 32 GB version will run your pockets for about $499.
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So any takers? A new 10 inch tablet on the market is great for everyone! More choice, more competition, but is anyone interested in the Nexus 10? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think of this awesome new slate from Samsung and Google. And remember folks, you can find the very best in Android accessories here.Samsung, Google, USB, Samsung Nexus 10, GHz