Nexus 10 Reviews Hit the Web as Fourth-Generation iPad Sales Begin

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    Just as Apple begins sales of the fourth-generation iPad and the iPad mini today, the embargo has lifted on reviews of Google's Nexus 10 tablet announced earlier this week. The device, which is manufactured by Samsung, builds on the relative success of the Nexus 7 to go head-to-head with the full-size iPad with a screen packing even more pixels than Apple's iPad Retina display.

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    While tablet manufacturers have been able to make inroads on the market by targeting smaller 7-inch screen sizes, they have had less success competing directly against the full-size iPad. But as each new device packs in the latest features and specs, it is interesting to see how they compare to the iPad, which Apple has tried to keep at the head of the pack with its latest update offering double the performance compared to its predecessor.

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    Overall, reviewers seem to feel that the Nexus 10 is a quality tablet that is still being held back by issues with Android and content, although TechCrunch remains impressed by the tablet experience on Android. With pricing starting at $399 for a 16 GB model, those looking for an iPad alternative are hoping that momentum at the 7-inch size will help drive developers to better optimize the Android tablet experience and provide a viable competitor for the full-size iPad.

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    Maybe someday these companies will be able to collaborate so that this "awesome" technology can become "awesomer" lol

    i.e. Lack of ecosystem
     
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    "Android 4.2 is more stable than ever"
     
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    Is it actually that resolution? I heard from some people on the web that it was using Pentile technology so that the effective horizontal resolution ranges between full and half depending on the colors in the image.
     
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    Nice tablet. But I'll stick to my ipad. If those reviewers talk about the apps like that, them I'm sorry
     
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    AndroidRumors.com? :p
     
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    Hmm

    There is only so many pixels you need in a tablet isn't there?
     
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    I think they're right in saying that Google need to offer a consistent experience through their own branded tablet before developers start putting effort into their apps. The range of devices is too large and fragmented for developers to take the Android platform seriously so hopefully this will go some way to rectifying that.

    If the Android app store increases in quality then hopefully Apple will take the threat seriously and put some effort into rejuvenating the iOS software (or rather the GUI). In short: competition is good.
     
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    Nexus 10 harboring HP webOS. Booom! :rolleyes::cool:
     
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    That's one thing I hate about Apple's product. The shiny shell is next to useless for a regular human being. I prefer holding my e-ink Kindle (rubbery back) than my iPod touch (stainless steel back).

    Yes we can buy a shell for the Apple products, but it's still a flaw. Once again functionality loses over looks. These products are made to be used, not to be looked at on a display.
     
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    i cant wait to get my Nexus 4! time to try something new :) still love the apple ecosystem but i fell in love with Google Now and they got some great innovative features coming up
     
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    Competition is good.

    I don't think that the 10 is as good as the iPad 4, but at $100 less, and with a compelling (but not necessarily as good, depending on your needs) set of features, it's certainly worth a look. Stereo speakers are a definite plus, as is HDMI out.

    I still see the iPad 4 as the best option, even given the $100 difference, but this is the first tablet I've considered even worthy to compete in that size range, and it out-Retinas Apple.
     
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    I like the competition for Apple in this space now. Surface/Nexus etc....

    I hope it kicks Apple in the butt so they will find a way to innovate the user experience and advance the interface. Hopefully.
     
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    Pentile technology is used in some Samsung AMOLED screens, not the PLS LCD's.
     
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    Those phone apps stretched on the 7" tabs will look awesome on a 10" tab :p
     
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    The design and apps of the ipad + the interface of windows 8 + the customisation of android = the worlds best tablet. I wish the world were less cruel
     
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    Competition is good for consumers and maybe especially so for Apple customers.
     
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    The Nexus 7 is not a "relative" success, it's almost up to selling a million a month

    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/10/30/asustek-nexus-7-sales-approaching-1-million-a-month/

    And while it is true that the so called eco-system is lacking, Google is making a lot of headway with affordably priced products. Think about it, $349 for an unlocked 16GB Nexus 4 compared to a $649 16GB iPhone 5 is such a steal. Android is still developing itself, but is become better and better with each OS update, and it's only a matter of time before they are on par with iOS. I wish more tech companies would take the reasonably price route instead of following Apple's lead in the "premium" market.
     
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    If I can recall correctly, last year Samsung unleashed a 10.1 inch pen tile PLS LCD with the same screen resolution, and promised it to come in 2012. So, here it is. Pentile is cheating :p
     
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    Wait, what?

    Okay, so I didn't read the full article, so maybe that's why I'm confused, but I'd imagine an Android tablet being a lot more capable of replacing a laptop than an iPad :confused:
     
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    No, it is not pentile
     
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    The iPad is still better and has more Apps and all, but I think that Apple better be working on something impressive for iOS7 because the gap with Android seems to be getting smaller and smaller.
     
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    That's exactly what Google is doing right now. Since the release of ICS Google has pushed out a set of standards they would like to see developers go by. It's still the choice of the developer but the standards are there. The ICS to JB transition kept those values in place, but beefed up performance of the OS.
     
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    I think they are saying this because of the app selection.
     
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    They also said:
    The apps are fine. I won't argue that there aren't more and better apps under iOS, but the gap is becoming quite small with the major exception of games. If you're a gamer, iOS is going to stay your friend for some time at least.
     

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