Google Nexus 10 Hands On: What You Need To Know

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On the run up to the Google event, which is being held next week, there are many rumours going around about devices and software. There have been rumours of a new Nexus program and an upgrade to Android. The latest is the specs of the Google Nexus 10 and Android 4.2.

Google Nexus 10 hands on

BriefMobile had some hands on time with the Google Nexus 10 and posted pictures of the device up. It is said to be made by Samsung, and will arrive with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as opposed to Key Lime Pie as some people thought.

Google could release the device at the event next week and the Nexus 10 could wear the crown in the tablet market. If BM is correct, it comes with the Exynos 5250 processor, which has a Cortex A15 architecture and Mali T604 GPU. The 1.7GHz dual core is performs better than the A6 from Appple and the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro reports the blog.

The Nexus 10 will have 2GB of RAM and the photos showed the 16GB version. At the moment we are unsure of other storage options. There is lack of SD card as Google have put their focus on the new Drive and Play Store, which offers cloud storage.

In regards to the display, Samsung have gone all out, as it measures 10.1 inches and has a resolution of 1560 x 1600. This leaves the Retina display of the iPad standing at 263ppi compared to 298ppi on the Nexus.

Google Nexus 10

The Nexus 10 also comes with a 5 megapixel camera on the back, support for Bluetooth 4, Wi-Fi and NFC. Sources have said that it is designed with a back of brushed aluminium with coating of rubber on the edges. The device is light and thin.

All in all it has the makings of an iPad killer. However we’ll just have to see how it stands up against the iPad 4 as there is one major thing that it doesn’t have – the huge selection of tablet-optimized apps that has made the Apple App Store the best.

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