October 29, 2012 1:10 pm
Rumours of the Wi-Fi only 10-inch Nexus tablet were true. Today, Google unveiled the Nexus 10.
The Samsung-manufactured tablet comes with “the world’s highest resolution tablet display,” as well as tablet-focused features in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. In addition to the incredible 2560-by-1600 pixel screen, this will be the first tablet featuring Samsung’s dual-core Exynos 5 SoC, which is based on ARM’s next-generation Cortex-A15 chipset.
Android 4.2 comes with multi-user support, which is great for tablets, as well as a new home screen layout, taking cues from the Nexus 7. It’s simplified — gone is the complicated bottom right Settings menu — and features a new keyboard that has Swype-like capabilities.
Aside from the sharp screen and new SoC, which also features a brand new ARM Mali T604 GPU, is a 9000mAh battery; 2GB RAM; Gorilla Glass 2-covered LCD; MIMO Wireless-N for faster performance and better coverage; NFC; a micro USB and micro HDMI ports; and a bevy of sensors. There’s a 5MP camera on the back and a 1.9MP sensor on the front.
Overall dimensions are 263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm and weighs in at 603 grams.
This Jelly Bean tablet is officially landing on Canadian soil November 13th – yes, same day as the Nexus 4 and the 32GB 3G Nexus 7 – and the price is set at $409 for the 16GB and $509 for the 32GB.