Google launches Nexus 10 tablet

Samsung-built tablet has highest resolution display yet

29 Oct 2012

In spite of the advancing Hurricane Sandy forcing Google to call off it's New York press event this afternoon, the compaany went ahead with its announcements anyway, revealing the Samsung-built Nexus 10 tablet.

With an eyeball-searing 2560x1600 display (that has more pixels per inch than the "Retina" Apple iPad) the Nexus 10 is a premium tablet that is clearly aimed at challenging the iPad's high-end dominance of the tablet market. From the specification sheet, the chances of it doing so are certainly promising.

Google Nexus 10

It's powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos processor and has 2GB of RAM, as well as a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front webcam and either 16GB or 32GB internal storage. It has two NFC chips, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB and Micro HDMI ports and removable smart covers that let you add screen protectors. The soft-touch plastic rear should make it easier to grip than other larger tablets, but we'll withhold judgement until we get one into our labs.

Google Nexus 10

The latest version of Android will be powering the Nexus 10 - 4.2 might still go by the Jelly Bean moniker, but it's a much improved version that adds wireless display support, gesture-based text input and lockscreen widgets.

The Nexus 10 will cost £319 for a 16GB model or £389 for a 32GB version when it launches on the 13th of November. You can sign up for more information as and when it arrives on the Google Play Store.

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