Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Google Intro Powerful Nexus 10 Tablet

Google has updated its blog with official details on the latest additions to the Nexus family - The NEXUS 10.

Nexus 10 is the newest tablet from Google. With the world’s highest resolution tablet display, all new multi-user support, immersive HD content and the best Google apps – Nexus 10 has something for everyone.

The Nexus 10 offers a 2560x1600 display resolution—the same resolution as 30" desktop monitors, and about 32% more pixels than a Retina-equipped iPad. The Nexus 10 has a pixel density of 300 PPI, which is notably higher than the 264 PPI of the iPad and roughly double that of Windows tablets like the Microsoft Surface RT and the Asus VivoTab RT.

Nexus 10 measures 8.9 mm (0.35") thick and weighs 603 grams (1.3 lbs). The battery is supposed to be capable of fueling nine hours of video playback and 500 hours of standby time. Interesting, the tablet's stereo speakers face the user instead of being buried on the back panel. Support for MIMO Wi-Fi has been integrated, as well.

Internally, the Nexus 10 features a dual core Samsung Exynos 5250 SoC clocked at 1.7GHz, a Mali T604 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and either 16GB or 32GB of storage. A 9,000 mAh battery is also preset. Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and NFC radios are also included.

The Nexus 10 will start selling on November 13. Two versions will be offered: a 16GB model for $399 and a 32GB one for $499. Those prices put the Nexus 10 between the iPad and the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD.

All of the new Nexus devices will run Android 4.2, an updated version of Jelly Bean with support for multiple users. Apparently, you'll be able to switch users instantly from the lock screen. Android 4.2 also features a Swype-style gesture keyboard and an updated camera with a panorama mode. Google Now has been updated, too, with new cards that track flight information, restaurant reservations, and shipping details.

To do battle with smaller tablets like the iPad Mini and the 7" Kindle Fire, Google has added a 32GB model to its Nexus 7 line. The new device will sell for $249, bumping the 16GB model down to $199. There's also a $299 version of the 32GB variant with HSPA+ broadband built in. The 8GB Nexus 7 appears to have been discontinued.

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