This week has been a busy one in the tech world, with announcements from Apple, Microsoft, and now Google. Google’s event today had to be cancelled due to hurricane Sandy, but they still managed to break the news regarding the newest member of their tablet family: The Google Nexus 10.
The Nexus 10 is a 10 inch tablet that will feature Google’s latest version of Android, 4.2. Android 4.2 keeps the same Jellybean moniker but adds a few new features such as deeper Google Now integration, and new camera features, but the real news is about what the tablet is packing under the hood.
The Nexus 10 is a Samsung-built tablet which resembles the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. The slate features a 10 inch PLS LCD screen that will bring 300 DPI to life, with an overall resolution of 2560×1600, a 1.7GHz Dual-Core Exynos CPU which will be married to 2GB of RAM, and either 16 or 32GB of storage. The new Nexus 10 is thinner than the new iPad and comes in at an impressive 8.9mm. As you would expect, Micro USB, HDMI, and expandable are there, along with a 5-megapixel rear facing camera, and a 1.9-megapixel front facing camera which seem to be the standard for tablets.
The real question is whether Google can rally the dev troops to start producing quality, tablet-specific apps and games in the near future. At just $399 for the 16GB, the Nexus 10 is priced to sell, but we all know that it is apps and games that sell devices. If you want to check out the Nexus 10, you can pick one up starting November 13th.