Nexus is on fire as it rolls out a gadget for almost every platform. The Nexus 10 is the alternative to the Apple iPad and may arguably win in the contest for the best tablet. It’s affordable, sleek and impressively powerful. Here are the to 10 facts you need to know about the new Nexus 10 tablet.
1. The Nexus 10 is the Largest of Nexus’s Trio of New Gadgets
The Nexus 10 tablet is just one of a trio of new Nexus gadgets. The Nexus 4 is a smartphone, the Nexus 7 is a mini-tablet and the Nexus 10, the largest of the three, is a full-sized tablet.
2. It is the Most Powerful
The Nexus 10 tablet is by far the most powerful of the Nexus products. Where Nexus 7 compromised to make it more affordable, the Nexus 10 made less compromises to provide a dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of memory. In fact, it’s the fastest of any Android tablet.
3. Samsung Makes It
Asus teamed up with Google to create the Nexus 7, but spread the wealth to Samsung to help create the Nexus 10. Afterall, Samsung has been the biggest Android supporter and Google has always supported the Galaxy products.
4. No Memory Card Slot, Use the Cloud
Welcome to the world of cloud computing. The Nexus 10 does not come with a memory card slot because Google would rather you use its Drive cloud.
5. Its Retina Display Trumps the iPad’s
The retina display on the Nexus 10 is hands down the most impressive aspect of the super-tablet. It has the world’s highest resolution display and is 2,560 x 1,600, the same as the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. It blows the iPad’s display out of the water.
6. The Battery Life on the Nexus 10 is Impressive
The Nexus 10 holds an impressive 11-hour battery life. The only complaint so far is that it doesn’t charge fast enough while playing a game or even while idle. I don’t see this as a problem, though, especially if you charge your devices over night.
7. It Runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
The Nexus 10 tablet comes with the latest version of the Android operating system, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and it has some cool new features. First of all, Jelly Bean allows multiple user accounts, the answer to complaints for most tablets from people who would prefer a more private tablet. Until now, tablets have been communal devices, but not everyone wants others who use their tablet to access their data.
Android 4.2 also provided an update to the keyboard. A new Gesture Type keyboard combines swipe-style keyboard entry with new auto-prediction of words.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean also now supports wireless displays. You can now push the content on your Nexus 10 tablet onto a compatible TV screen or monitor. This is especially useful when you don’t have access to a HDMI cable.
8. It starts at $399
While the Nexus 10 didn’t sacrifice as much as the Nexus 7 to make it more affordable, it still comes in as cheaper than the iPad by $100. The 16GB version is $399 and the 32GB model is $499.
9. The Nexus 10 Introduces Photo Sphere
Photo Sphere allows you to create 360-degree images by panning the Nexus around while the software stitches together the picture. The feature is pretty awesome, but the camera quality isn’t the best. Tablets aren’t known for their picture-taking abilities.
10. Overall, the Nexus 10 Offers Tough Competition
The Nexus 10 is certainly impressive and seems to be the iPad’s fiercest competition for a tablet. Its amazing retina display, powerful processor and cheaper price will most likely steer a lot of consumers toward the direction of the Nexus 10.