Those who managed to snag a Nexus 10 from the Play Store are going to be able to get their hands dirty, as the CyanogenMod team has uploaded their very first Nightly ROM for Google’s Samsung-manufactured Nexus 10 tablet. Those that are ready to start taking the nightly ROMs for a test run can do so by hitting the source link below. Just remember though, nightly ROMs are essentially alpha test builds, which more often than not are plagued with several bugs. If you’ve never done rooting before, be sure to check out the Nexus 10 toolkit will allow users to easily root their Nexus 10 device. Although you will still need to do a bit of reading regarding the toolkit. Thankfully it’s all consolidated in this XDA Forum thread.
Just remember to be careful with this type of stuff. Rooting and flashing your device can be a dangerous journey. There’s always the risk of breaking that expensive $400 – $500 device. Just remember that you’re responsible for your own actions if something were to happen to your device. If you follow the steps listed on the XDA forum thread for rooting, you should come out fine though!
Are you going to be rooting and flashing CyanogenMod on your Nexus 10? I like the idea of having extra features with the CyanogenMod nightlies, but I’m gonna have to say that I think I like stock Android a lot better than risking the $400+ tablet. If you download one of the nightlies, make sure to let us know how it’s doing for you!
China-based Huawei seems to have a new version of their MediaPad 10 FHD 10-inch tablet that will be released in the near future. According to a report from NotebookItalia, there have been at least three different models numbers that have surfaced at the WiFi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG sites. The models have all received WiFi certification, S10-201W, S10-201U and S10-202U. Of course, with any device that surfaces like this, details always minimal. It does seem like the 201U and 202U versions will perhaps have antennas for 3G and 3G/4G connectivity. Details are a bit sketchy, but this is likely a possibility.
What we know so far is that the tablet has been dubbed the MediaPad 10 Link, and the devices do appear to have the MediaPad 10 FHD’s 10.1-inch IPS LCD HD display. NotebookItalia was able to compare images of the new device with the MediaPad 10 FHD and had found some different variations in the cases. Again, information is a bit sketchy here, but I’m going to go ahead and guess that the China-based company is possibly trying to bring some low-cost alternatives to the table here. That would make sense since a lot of companies are moving forward with cheaper tables (e.g. Kindle Fire, iPad Mini, Nexus 7). We’ll just have to wait and see. We might even be able to get more information during CES 2013 as well, maybe the Mobile World Congress even?
This tablet definitely sounds interesting, but I personally don’t think the company has been able to achieve a whole lot of popularity with their tablets. Unless they can pull something crazy off, I doubt we’ll be seeing a huge push on these from the company.
source: Talk Android