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Google Announces Nexus 10 With Stunning 2560x1600 Res

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Google's Nexus 10 and new Nexus 7 are official and launching in a couple of weeks' time.

Hurricane Sandy might have meant a canceled press launch for Google but, instead of rescheduling, the company decided to go ahead and launch its new Nexus line anyway. Right before Microsoft kicked off its Windows Phone 8 announcement in San Francisco, Google unveiled the new Nexus 4 smartphone as well as an updated Nexus 7 slate and a brand new 10-inch tablet dubbed the Nexus 10.

 

The new Nexus 7 comes in 16GB and 32GB variations. It seems the 8GB version previously being sold at $199 has been nixed in favor of these new capacities. Google has also added HSPA+ mobile data to the device. Pricing for the 16GB will start at the same $199 price point we saw with the original 8GB model, while the 32GB model will cost $50 more at $249. It will be available in the U.S., UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan via Google Play and through brick and mortar retails including Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart.

 

Other than a bump in capacity, HSPA+ and an upgrade to Android 4.2, the Nexus 7 hasn't changed much. However, Google also introduced us to a brand new tablet, the Nexus 10. Based on a 1.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 CPU, the tablet packs a 10-inch with a mind-blowing 2560x1600 (300ppi) resolution. Other than that, there's the usual NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth (4.0), as well as 2GB of RAM, Android 4.2, a 5-megapixel on the back and a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front. Google says the 16GB will be priced at $399. while doubling the capacity to 32GB will set you back $499. This tablet will also be available November 13 via the Google Play Store. Google has already confirmed availability for the U.S., UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.

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    Anonymous , October 29, 2012 7:57 PM
    Why the hell does 16gb of storage bumps up a tablets price by 100$...
    The difference between a 16gb sd card and a 32gb sd card is like what, 10$ nowdays?
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    hate machine , October 29, 2012 7:50 PM
    What, more gadget news? I think you guys are doing it wrong. You should be reporting on Apple's earnings, how fast their products sell out and their long dead CEO's Yacht sighting first.... oh wait.
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    edgewood112358 , October 29, 2012 8:03 PM
    The nexus 10 looks really nice. Its got a better screen and CPU than the new "new iPad", and twice the ram. And icing on the cake, despite being a superior product to the ipad, its cheaper! This looks like the "iPad killer" some of us have been waiting for, assuming it comes with data connection plan.
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    bavman , October 29, 2012 7:43 PM
    What? no microsd/sd slot? No thanks
  • 5 Hide
    Anonymous , October 29, 2012 7:44 PM
    Weeeee must have Nexus 10 :) 
  • 21 Hide
    hate machine , October 29, 2012 7:50 PM
    What, more gadget news? I think you guys are doing it wrong. You should be reporting on Apple's earnings, how fast their products sell out and their long dead CEO's Yacht sighting first.... oh wait.
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    chuckydb , October 29, 2012 7:51 PM
    No 3G/4G/LTE versions of the Nexus 10???
    Seems like a missed opportunity for some extra sales.
  • 22 Hide
    Anonymous , October 29, 2012 7:57 PM
    Why the hell does 16gb of storage bumps up a tablets price by 100$...
    The difference between a 16gb sd card and a 32gb sd card is like what, 10$ nowdays?
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    edgewood112358 , October 29, 2012 8:03 PM
    The nexus 10 looks really nice. Its got a better screen and CPU than the new "new iPad", and twice the ram. And icing on the cake, despite being a superior product to the ipad, its cheaper! This looks like the "iPad killer" some of us have been waiting for, assuming it comes with data connection plan.
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    adgjlsfhk , October 29, 2012 8:04 PM
    I wish tablet makers would learn to give us an 8 gig tablet with an sd card slot. It would be a huge success, and as far as I know, only the Asus does this in a quality tablet.
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    IndignantSkeptic , October 29, 2012 8:11 PM
    It's great that technology is moving on but what is the purpose of such a high resolution screen on a tablet now?
  • 17 Hide
    hate machine , October 29, 2012 8:18 PM
    hate machineWhat, more gadget news? I think you guys are doing it wrong. You should be reporting on Apple's earnings, how fast their products sell out and their long dead CEO's Yacht sighting first.... oh wait.



    Not even sure why I get downvoted for Tom's reporting on worthless Apple news about Yacht's and Tim Cooks lost pocket watch over "Tech news" but whatever. TH is the Authority on Tech so they must know right?

    Quick APPLE Execs are leaving the company, halt all relevant gadget and tech news and post that with haste Tom's!
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    lilotimz , October 29, 2012 8:21 PM
    Exynos 5250.... 'salivates'
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    robochump , October 29, 2012 8:31 PM
    Looks awesome and good to see Google nix the 8GB version. Apple and Co better do the same since it is an out dated storage # these days. 16GB new standard!
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    f-14 , October 29, 2012 8:35 PM
    2560X1600

    come on, these rinky dink toys have better resolution than most pc monitors now.

    i hate sony #@$%@#$^%1080p dvd format restriction grrrrrr!
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    hate machine , October 29, 2012 8:36 PM
    tramitProbably because you are just hateful/whining with no legitimate reason.


    What the name is Hate Machine and thanks for the comment. :) 
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    Vladislaus , October 29, 2012 8:39 PM
    nebunbut wait....you get wonderful screen, with an underpowered processor, lol

    The Exynos 5250 is underpowered compared to what?
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    Novulux , October 29, 2012 9:04 PM
    Well my 1440p monitor seems pitiful . But hey, I got it for $220 due to seller mistake...
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    aznjoka , October 29, 2012 9:52 PM
    Exynos 5250 with the Mali T604 GPU is no joke. The Quadcore A-15's does 35,000 MIPS @ 2.5Ghz, Compared to a Phenom II x4 940 @ 3Ghz at 42,820 MIPS. Along with the Mali T604 pushing out 12.8GBs of Bandwidth. The hardware in the Mobile platform these days are hardly underpowered.
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    bavman , October 29, 2012 9:56 PM
    matter37that ******************** cores)


    You need to chill out buddy. The point of these comments is to provide a constructive discussion of the topic at hand, not bash on people and call them "fool", "dumbass", or other crap. It's really disappointing to see this kind of behavior on Tom's. If you don't agree with something someone says call it out and reply to them in a constructive and logical manner and point out their mistakes.
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    Anonymous , October 29, 2012 10:02 PM
    Google cannot sell this with MicroSD card or every other Android tablets out there will die an instant death. The purposefully leave that out. Anyway many people rooted their Nexus 7 and use a USB drive via micro USB port.

    Facing competition from both Apple and Microsoft, Google has responded appropriately. This plus the smartphone running Android and those unknown quantity of China "whitebox" sold, there are a huge number of devices currently running Google OS. Much more than Apple as announced in recent statistics. While Apple would be happy with a niche market with high price premium, Microsoft better rethink their strategy quickly or they will be a distant 3rd in market share for a long time.
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