Google Nexus 10 Android Tablet takes on Apple iPad for $100 less

Google's tablet comes for iPad's crown

 

The tablet competition is heating up in hopes of stealing the tablet crown from Apple's iPad. None have succeeded in overtaking the throne just yet, but Google is making a splash with its latest 10” tablet, the Google Nexus 10.

Hardware

Built by Samsung, but sold by Google, the Nexus 10 is a 16:9 tablet with a 300dpi screen. With a resolution of 2560x1600 the screen is crisp, clear and technically better than the latest iPad retina display. It’s covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 2 with a 5 Megapixel camera on the back and a 1.9 Megapixel camera on the front. Inside is a dual core processor along with a quad core graphics processor. These two “brains” keep the Nexus 10 zipping along without a hiccup.

The Nexus 10 is actually thinner than the latest generation iPad. With that said, it’s wider because of the 16:9 screen versus the 4:3 screen on the iPad. The back of the Nexus 10 is made of a nice soft-touch plastic.

Software

On the software side of things, the Nexus 10 runs Google’s latest version of Android, Jelly Bean. It’s a Nexus device which means it has no added extra software. It’s Google Android exactly as the Google engineers designed it.

Android is growing into a great tablet operating system. It doesn’t have the simplicity of iOS, but you may actually love the flexibility that comes along with it. There are now widgets available on your unlock screen so you can get a quick glance at your e-mails or calendar events without even unlocking your phone. The Google Now voice search is better than ever and in many cases better than Siri. The photosphere option in the camera app that lets you take 360 degree immersive photos. It's super cool! Android on the Nexus 10 is slick, smooth and finally feels like a grown-up operating system.

Conclusion

The Nexus 10 is the best tablet for the price. Not only is it $100 less than the new iPad but some might argue that it’s technically a better tablet. The screen is great, the processor flies and the Android software is ready to take on iOS. For Android fans, it is the tablet to have.

The Google Nexus 10 tablet is available directly from Google. The 16GB Wi-Fi version sells for $399.

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