Nexus 10 tablet has been on everyone’s lips over the last couple of weeks and it seems that Google will officially announce it at the press event scheduled for October 29th. For the first time since the Nexus 10 rumors made the headlines, the guys at Brief Mobile have released the first real-life photos of the Android 4.2-powered tablet.
The leaked photos revealed that Nexus 10 is a 10.1-inch Android-powered tablet co-developed by Google and Samsung.
Apple and its popular iPad are currently controlling the tablet market and Google is aware of that. Therefore the creators of Android are readying the Nexus 10, a 10.1-inch Android 4.2 tablet that aims at the New iPad.
Even though we don’t know for sure whether the Nexus 10 will be officially presented at next week’s Google event, there are too many leaks related to the 10.1-inch tablet lately for not to believe so. Since it was reported that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will be introduced at the same press conference, we have reasons to believe that the Nexus 10 will come pre-loaded with the latest software version.
Since the Nexus 10 is manufactured by Google’s traditional partner, Samsung (the South Koreans also worked with Google for the creation of Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus), the new slate will be underpinned by the latest hardware components developed by the makers of Galaxy S3.
Therefore, Nexus 10 will be based on an Exynos 5250 Dual chispet with two 1.7 GHz cores built on ARM Cortex A15 architecture, a processor touted as faster than the A6X CPU of the iPad 4, Nexus 10’s main rival. The Samsung tablet will also feature a quad-core Mali-T604 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage (a 32 GB model is likely to be available, too).
Rumor has it that the 10.1-inch display will use Super AMOLED technology and that it will have a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and a pixel density of 299 ppi, outmatching the iPad’s Retina Display.
Unlike Nexus 7, the 10.1-inch Samsung tablet will come both with primary and front-facing camera. The unit installed on the back has a 5 megapixel camera, while details abot the user-facing camera are yet unknown.
Nexus 10 will sport WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and two speakers for the best audio experience. If the rumors are accurate, then Nexus 10 will run Android 4.2 out of the box, and since it’s a Google-branded terminal it will be the Vanilla version, which brings the pure Android experience.
Is the Nexus 10 a worthy competitor for the freshly announced iPad 4 (or the New iPad, or the New New iPad, or iPad 4th generation, or just iPad, or whatever Apple calls it)?