A ton of information on the Nexus 10 tablet has leaked. Since I am a diehard 10″ tablet fanboy, I’ve been waiting for this day for a while. It also helps that I’m a big Samsung fan and a firm believer in the way of Exynos and Super AMOLED. Boy am I happy….
Now the first thing you should notice is: it’s not the prettiest tablet on the block. In fact, I’d say it’s downright mediocre. Not quite ugly, but not attractive. Maybe if it weren’t so round, it’d look nice. Either way, it’s sad that Samsung didn’t stick to their traditional tablet aesthetics. And no matter what you think about it, the Tab 10.1 was a pretty one. The Note 10.1 was a good looking tablet too. It’s too bad this doesn’t follow suit.
The second thing you should notice is the hybrid UI. Yes, on a 10″ tablet, there is a hybrid UI from the Nexus 7. What kind of shenanigans am I seeing? I was surprised that the Nexus 7 didn’t have a standard tablet UI, but using the hybrid one made sense. But a 10″ tablet should have a full tablet UI, in my opinion. Oh well, this IS a Nexus. We can just mod it.
Next up is software. This tablet will be running 4.2 Jelly Bean (yes, a smaller update). We’ve already given you a big part of the feature list, but there are a few more. There is a new camera UI, and the upper right corner button actually opens a menu in the middle you can swipe. This design looks a lit better than what we had before, since even after the ICS redesign, I never quite liked the AOSP camera app.
And here are two awesome new features you definitely care about: user accounts and quick settings. Yes, those quick settings we talked about earlier in an unfinished state now seem to be finished and in a usable state. They also show a profile photo, meaning user accounts are finally implemented!
Now the specs:
- Dual core Samsung Exynos 5250 at 1.7 GHz (Cortex A15, Mali-T604 GPU)
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage (other options possible)
Super AMOLEDdisplay at 2560 x 1600, 298.9 pixels-per-inch
- 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash
- Front-facing camera
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual speakers located on front of device
It looks to be an absolute powerhouse, far surpassing anything else on the market. The pixel density is beyond Apple’s iPad 4th gen, while the processor is the best on the market. Could this be the best specced tablet out there? I can’t imagine the cost of this thing, but knowing Google, it’ll sure as hell be competitive.
So what do you guys think of the new Nexus 10? Is it the perfect tablet, an enthusiasts dream? Or is it too ugly to matter? Tell us in the comments!
Update: Unfortunately, the screen is not Super AMOLED as previously reported. Our bad!