Nexus 10 unveiled by Google
Google has launched its new Nexus 10, describing it as the ‘ultimate tablet to watch movies or read magazines’.
30 Oct 2012
Google has launched its new Nexus 10, describing it as the 'ultimate tablet to watch movies or read magazines'.
It features what Google is calling the 'world's highest resolution display', which offers 300 pixels per inch on its 10-inch screen. Made in partnership with Samsung, the Nexus 10 will go on sale on 13 November, vying for our attention with Apple's iPad.
The internet giant has hailed the tablet for its shareable qualities, with the capacity to hold multiple user profiles which can be easily found from the home screen. This means it's possible to share the tablet across the family or between friends.
A statement on the Google Blog read: "We believe that everyone should have quick and easy access to their own stuff - email, apps, bookmarks, and more. That way, everyone can have their own home screens, their own music, and even their own high scores."
Indie kids and pop princesses alike will no doubt lap up the new Play Music service. Users will be able to upload 20,000 of their own tracks to their Play accounts for free. There's also the option of bolstering your music collection by buying the latest tracks too.
With music and movies a focal point of the Nexus it's no surprise a set of front-facing speakers have been included to enhance your popcorn-picking or head banging afternoons - and with nine hours of video playback from the battery there's no need to worry about power cutting out as Clark Gable utters 'Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn'.
The lightweight device is 8.9 millimetres thin and weighs in at just 603g, suggesting it's perfect for by commuters and others wanting to browse the web while on the go. The tablet also features front and rear cameras, 2GB ram and comes in either 16GB or 32GB options.
Google also announced an upgraded version of the Nexus 7, saying it's 'even more portable' than previous models.
The tablets had been expected to be launched during a Google event in New York on Monday; however the firm called it off as Hurricane Sandy gripped the Eastern Seaboard.