Google Nexus 10 tablet revealed: An iPad beater?

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google-nexus-10.jpgIt’ll take more than a hurricane to stop Google, who’ve defied the delay to their glitzy New York launch event caused by Hurricane Sandy to reveal their new flagship tablet, the Nexus 10.

A 10-inch, Samsung-built device running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, it packs in a 2560×1600 pixel display for a 300ppi, making it the sharpest tablet display on the market and even trouncing Apple’s Retina Display iPads.

Powering the show is a 1.7GHz A15 dual-core processor, backed by 2GB of RAM. Available in 16GB and 32 GB sizes, each tablet comes equipped with a 5MP rear camera and 1.9MP front facing video calling one.google-nexus-10-2.jpgThin at just 8.9mm thick and measuring up at 263.8 x 177.8 x 8.9mm overall, it’s lighter than the iPad 4 at 603g. A 9000mAh battery should offer 9 hours of video playback and 500 hours standby time.

Though lacking a cellular option at present, the tablet still packs in dual-side NFC, support for Miracast and Bluetooth 3.0.

Available from 13 November in the UK, the Nexus 10 is priced at £319 for the 16GB edition and £389 for 32GB, making it substantially cheaper than the iPad too.

Gerald Lynch