I almost feel sorry for Microsoft at this point. Two years ago I was pining for a Windows Phone, but then they failed to release it for my carrier. When they finally did, I wasn’t about to trade my Epic for it. Then I said my first tablet would feature Windows 8, but then Google brought us a $200 Jelly Bean device in the Nexus 7. Now Google and Samsung bringing us a fantastic new tablet that’s gonna put a mobile Windows 8 further into my rear view mirror. Forget the iPad Mini, the Nexus 10 is gonna be the tablet to gift this holiday, yo.
All you need to know about the Nexus 10 can be told in its manufacture:
It’s Samsung. Eh, yeah, they lost that lawsuit, but Samsung isn’t the world’s biggest phone maker without reason. Their build quality is fantastic and aside from under-achieving products, they make great stuff.
The Display. A 10″ display at 300dpi, both larger and denser than even the best iPad, the display is here to outshine anything on the market. I’m a huge fan of pixel density and while I’m sure some games might struggle with the larger resolution, it’s going to be so great to see content working on this. Who knows what might shine on such a beautiful display.
Android 4.2. Better known as Jelly Bean Part Deux, Google isn’t making any huge tweaks this time around, but I gotta say, looking at the screen above, I’ve never seen a device that’s looked so much like webOS than webOS itself. That’s not a bad thing by any means and turns the once clunky-looking Android into a looker on par with the competition.
Amazing Battery. Tablet will feature a 9000mAh battery, which is over double the size of its little brother, the Nexus 7, although slightly smaller than the 11,000mAh charge of the third-generation iPad. No matter, that’s a lot of juice.
It’s Available Soon For Cheap. The Nexus 10 drops on November 13th for $399.99 for the 16GB model and $499.99 for the 32GB model. This is a steal. Buy two.