• Google announces the Nexus 10 tablet with an insane 2560x1600 display


    Google just announced the Nexus 10 tablet with a retina stabbing 2560x1600 display. Another way of saying it is that it has a 4 megapixel display - the iPad with retina display has get by with a blurry 2048x1536 display.

    It's powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex A-15 processor which has a Mali T604 GPU. Don't let the dual cores fool you. Cortex A15 cores are more advanced than Qualcomm's Krait cores and ARM's own Cortex A9's.

    You also get 2GB of RAM, 5MP camera, WiFI that supports 40Mhz wide channels. Other goodies include a micro HDMI port, magnetic power connector, and a huge 9000mAh battery.

    It will be available in 16GB and 32GB versions. The 16GB one will be $399USD/$409CAN while the 32GB is $499USD/$509CAN.

    On paper it's a pretty insane tablet - the problem is that I'm not sure many people are going to fork out $399 or $409 CAN for an Android tablet. Don't get me wrong, you get a ridiculous amount of hardware for your money. The thing is, Android doesn't quite have the same rep that it does in the phone space. $399 is really pushing it.

    You can order it November 14 from Google Play.
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. ijcy's Avatar
      ijcy -
      Galaxy Tab is probably the best selling Android tablet and in my knowledge it is $399- so why not pure Google for that price?
    1. FFR's Avatar
      FFR -
      Quote Originally Posted by ijcy View Post
      Galaxy Tab is probably the best selling Android tablet and in my knowledge it is $399- so why not pure Google for that price?
      I believe the kindle fire owns that crown

      But that depends on your definition of best selling.
      Figures for samsung US sales:

      "Turns out that Samsung really only SOLD 262,000 Galaxy Tabs in 2010"
      And
      "From 2010 till Q2 of 2012, Samsung SOLD 1.4 million Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets"
      And
      "The court documents show that in the U.S., between April and June (2012), Samsung sold 37,000 unit(tablets)"



      Article date: August 2012
      http://gigaom.com/apple/more-secrets...sales-numbers/



      http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/12...es_numbers.pdf


      Quote Originally Posted by howard View Post
      the problem is that I'm not sure many people are going to fork out $399 or $409 CAN for an Android tablet. Don't get me wrong, you get a ridiculous amount of hardware for your money. The thing is, Android doesn't quite have the same rep that it does in the phone space. $399 is really pushing it.
      I completely agree
    1. ijcy's Avatar
      ijcy -
      Quote Originally Posted by FFR View Post
      I believe the kindle fire owns that crown

      But that depends on your definition of best selling.
      Figures for samsung US sales:

      "Turns out that Samsung really only SOLD 262,000 Galaxy Tabs in 2010"
      And
      "From 2010 till Q2 of 2012, Samsung SOLD 1.4 million Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets"
      And
      "The court documents show that in the U.S., between April and June (2012), Samsung sold 37,000 unit(tablets)"



      Article date: August 2012
      http://gigaom.com/apple/more-secrets...sales-numbers/



      http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/12...es_numbers.pdf




      I completely agree
      Here you are again spewing hatre towards Samsung again......
      All i stated was that the $399- isn't a new price point and android tablets have sold at this price.
    1. Drillbit's Avatar
      Drillbit -
      The processor of this tablet is insane. It is also the same chip found in the new Chromebook. The Verge ran Sunspider benchmarks off from it, and despite Chrome isn't tweaked for Sunspider, it blew through a mere 705ms. That is the fastest of any ARM device yet.
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    1. Mr Mystery's Avatar
      Mr Mystery -
      Quote Originally Posted by Drillbit View Post
      The processor of this tablet is insane. It is also the same chip found in the new Chromebook. The Verge ran Sunspider benchmarks off from it, and despite Chrome isn't tweaked for Sunspider, it blew through a mere 705ms. That is the fastest of any ARM device yet.
      Is the iPad 4 A6X Cortex A15? If so the crown might be short lived.

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    1. Drillbit's Avatar
      Drillbit -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mystery View Post
      Is the iPad 4 A6X Cortex A15? If so the crown might be short lived.

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      A6X is not Cortex A15. Similar to the Krait, it runs on ARM7 instruction set but the core design is different and custom by Apple.

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    1. FFR's Avatar
      FFR -
      Quote Originally Posted by ijcy View Post
      Here you are again spewing hatre towards Samsung again......
      All i stated was that the $399- isn't a new price point and android tablets have sold at this price.
      Actually you stated this:

      Quote Originally Posted by ijcy View Post
      Galaxy Tab is probably the best selling Android tablet and in my knowledge it is $399- so why not pure Google for that price?
      I refuted, showing how partly those sales numbers were. That is all.
    1. ijcy's Avatar
      ijcy -
      Quote Originally Posted by FFR View Post
      Actually you stated this:



      I refuted, showing how partly those sales numbers were. That is all.
      No you didn't, you showed us sales numbers.
      I said it is probably the best selling Android tablet and i stick by my opinion in this matter.
      I never states it sold millions or hundreds of thousands or any amount for that matter.
      Just that it is probably the best selling android tablet.
    1. Groot's Avatar
      Groot -
      Wish Apple trolls would leave the Android threads alone.
      The resolution of the screen is amazing, it runs 4.2; I am really thinking about picking one up.
    1. joshhud's Avatar
      joshhud -
      Quote Originally Posted by FFR View Post
      I believe the kindle fire owns that crown

      But that depends on your definition of best selling.
      Figures for samsung US sales:

      "Turns out that Samsung really only SOLD 262,000 Galaxy Tabs in 2010"
      And
      "From 2010 till Q2 of 2012, Samsung SOLD 1.4 million Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets"
      And
      "The court documents show that in the U.S., between April and June (2012), Samsung sold 37,000 unit(tablets)"



      Article date: August 2012
      http://gigaom.com/apple/more-secrets...sales-numbers/



      http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/12...es_numbers.pdf




      I completely agree
      I didnt know the Ipad was an Android Tab... What exactly is this chart proving?
    1. ijcy's Avatar
      ijcy -
      Quote Originally Posted by tech4fun View Post
      Wish Apple trolls would leave the Android threads alone.
      The resolution of the screen is amazing, it runs 4.2; I am really thinking about picking one up.
      The funniest thing is there are so many people on Apple threads that complain about Android fans and say that Apple fans don't troll Android threads
    1. EugeniaShmidt's Avatar
      EugeniaShmidt -
      I am an old-fashioned person when it comes to tablets/netbooks/laptops, and I've always preferred netbooks %) But maybe it's time to get a tablet? The Nexus 10 is really exciting with its high resolution and fast CPU (at least that's what people say). The only question is -- can it beat the Microsoft Surface???
    1. Drillbit's Avatar
      Drillbit -
      Specs wise the Nexus 10 blows away the Surface. The CPU and the screen of the Nexus 10 are a league of their own.
    1. rideflat's Avatar
      rideflat -
      I haven't seen anything about sd card expansion, I guess that's out huh?

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    1. FFR's Avatar
      FFR -
      Quote Originally Posted by rideflat View Post
      I haven't seen anything about sd card expansion, I guess that's out huh?

      Sent from my DROID RAZR using HowardForums
      Google seems to be moving away from sd cards in their devices. It conflicts with multi-user support.

      http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/10...iuser-support/

      A sign of things to come?
    1. superman17's Avatar
      superman17 -
      I'm pretty sure Nexus devices never had SD card slots.
    1. rideflat's Avatar
      rideflat -
      That kinda sucks. I don't own a computer so won't have much of an option for expansion.

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    1. Borteep's Avatar
      Borteep -
      Quote Originally Posted by superman17 View Post
      I'm pretty sure Nexus devices never had SD card slots.
      The Nexus One has a microSD slot. They aren't coming back.

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