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Google unveils Nexus 10 tablet

Google was supposed to launch three new devices today – Nexus 4, Nexus 10 tablet and updated Nexus 7 – but the event was canceled, thanks to hurricane Sandy. Though today’s event was canceled, Google has decided to go ahead and launch the devices anyways.

Speaking of Nexus 10 tablet, it has all you would ever want in a tablet device. The Nexus tablet has been built by Google in collaboration with South Korean technology titan, Samsung. Samsung made this 10.05 inch tablet, and what appears is that this tablet shares DNA with Samsung’s flagship tablet device, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Android chief Andy Rubin announced the device saying the device is equipped with a 2,560 x 1,600 display which will have a pixel density as high as 300 ppi. According to claims made by Google, the all new Nexus 10 has 9,000mAh lithium polymer battery which will be good for nine hours of continuous video playback and 500 hours of standby. Google also unveiled Android 4.2, and Nexus 10 being a nexus device will be shipping with this new operating system. Below are the specs of Nexus 10:

Screen 10.055” 2560 x 1600 (300 ppi)
WQXGA, HD PLS
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
Size W: 10.39 in (263.9 mm)
H: 6.99 in (177.6 mm)
D: 0.35 in (8.9 mm)
Weight 1.33 lbs (603 g)
Cameras 5MP (main), 1080p video
1.9MP (front), 720p video
Memory 16 GB or 32 GB (formatted capacity will be less)
CPU/GPU CPU: Dual-core A15 Eagle
GPU: Mali T604
RAM 2GB
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Pressure, GPS
Wireless Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO+HT40)
Bluetooth
Dual-side NFC (Android Beam)
Connectivity Micro USB
Micro HDMI
3.5mm headphone jack
Battery 9,000 mAh Lithium polymer
Standby: up to 500 hours
Music playback: up to 90 hours
Video playback: up to 9 hours
Web browsing: up to 7 hours
OS Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

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The official specs are in line with the details that were leaked during past few weeks. Coming to the software, as said earlier, the Nexus 10 will be running Android 4.2. What’s interesting is that the new version of operating system will still be called Jelly Bean and not Key Lime Pie as thought before. The leaked pictures of the tablet which we had posted few days back also were running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and we reasoned thinking it was just a testing prototype, however that doesn’t seem to be the case now that it is official. Android 4.2 will be featuring multiple user accounts, a revamped camera interface, and quick settings. Android 4.2 also brings Photo Sphere panoramic camera, gesture typing, and wireless HDTV streaming, which the Nexus 7 can take advantage of as is not equipped with a HDMI port.

Nexus 10 will be made available from November 13th on Google Play in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan. The 16 gig version will be costing $399 (£319 in the UK) and the 32 gig version will come with a price tag of $499 (£389). Share your thoughts in the comment section below.