Google has just announced the Nexus 10 tablet, built by Samsung and designed by Google. This is not just a bigger brother of the Nexus 7 tablet, but it’s far more powerful than the Nexus 7. The tablet features an impressive 10-inch screen with 2560 x 1600 resolution, clocking in at 300ppi. It will come in two variants 16GB and 32GB. As you may have guessed, the Nexus 10 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Nexus 10 runs on a powerful dual-core A15 chip, Mali T604 GPU and 2GB RAM. There’s a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. Nexus 10 is powered by a dual-core A15 chip, Mali T604 GPU and 2GB RAM. There’s a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with a 9,000 mAh capacity battery, which should be able to play up to 9 hours of HD video. It weighs 604 grams, which means its lighter than the iPad.
One feature of Nexus 10 that’s worth mentioning is that you can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen. This means that multiple users can use this tablet at your home. Everyone gets easy access to their own stuff such as email, apps, bookmarks, and more.
This below table compares the Nexus 10 and the iPad (fourth generation, WiFi model).
|Device||Google Nexus 10||Apple iPad (4th gen)|
|Operating system||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean||iOS 6|
|Display||10-inch, 300 PPI, 2560 x 1600 resolution||9.7-inch, 264 PPI, 2048 x 1536 resolution|
|Processor||Dual-core A15 chip||Apple A6X processor|
|Storage||16GB or 32GB||16GB, 32GB or 64GB|
|Camera||5MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera||5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera|
|WiFi||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO+HT40)||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Battery||9,000 mAh capacity, 9 hours of video playback||10 hours of surfing, watching video|
|Ports||Micro HDMI, Micro USB||Lightning connector|
|Weight||1.33 pounds (603 g)||1.44 pounds (652 g)|
|App Store||Google Play||Apple App Store|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Barometer||Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Compass|
|Price||16GB for $399; 32GB for $499||16GB for $499; 32GB for $599 and 64GB for $699|
As seen from the above comparison chart, the Nexus 10 comes with record breaking 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, Dual-core A15 chip and 2GB RAM whereas the 4th-generation iPad comes with 2,048 x 1,536 resolution, Dual-core A6X chip and 1GB RAM. It would be interesting to see pure performance benchmarks once the Nexus 10 arrives on November 13th.
One other edge that Nexus 10 has over the iPad is its pricing. The Nexus 10 16GB model costs $399 and the 32GB model costs $499, while the 16GB WiFi model of iPad costs $499 and 32GB model costs $599. By looking at these pricing, it is clear that you need to pay a premium of $100 to buy the iPad over Nexus 10.
Now that Nexus 10 is launched, we can say that the war of tablets is really warming up. Apple’s iPad has already grabbed a big chunk of tablet market space but now Google is also here with an impressive new device. The tablet market has just become more interesting.