Yesterday Google was supposed to have an Android event in New York, but Hurricane Sandy postponed their plans. It was only one day after that Google announced what everybody was expecting to hear: A new Nexus Phone called Nexus 4, in partnership with LG, A Nexus 10 tablet made by Samsung and an upgraded version of the Jelly Bean OS, Android 4.2.
The tablet that Samsung made wants to be the “ultimate tablet for watching movies” and not only. Google likes to believe that Nexus 10 is a premium device.
Regarding the specifications, from far the most impressive one is the screen. It is a 10.055” screen at 2560×1600 resolution with 300 ppi. It means it has over 4 million pixels. That’s certainly the best screen on a tablet on the market, better than iPad’s retina display. The battery is incredibly powerful, with 9 full hours of video playback and 500 hours in stand-by. It has two front facing stereo speakers that make movie watching a lot more enjoyable.
The tablet is 8.9 mm thick and weighs 603 grams. It will also run a Samsung Exynos 5 SoC and a Mali 604 GPU.
In the end, the tablet comes with the new Android 4.2 OS that has one specific feature especially created for tablets. It now allows multiple users, so that each person that uses the tablet regularly can have its own homescreen, widgets, apps, notifications and so on.
The Nexus 10 will be available in a 16 GB model at 399$ and a 32GB version for 499$ in the US. Seems exciting until now, can’t wait to put my hands on one. Meanwhile, here’s the commercial that Google put together for their new Nexus devices.
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