Google announces the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet

Google has announced the Samsung-made, Nexus 10 tablet, which as the name would suggests, features a 10 inch display as well as some very impressive pieces of hardware.

Without question, the most striking feature of the Nexus 10 is its Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protected, 10.055 inch display with an impressive resolution of 2560 x 1600 (300 ppi). When comparing just resolution and pixel density, the Nexus 10 display easily beats the iPad 3’s Retina display, which has a screen resolution of only 1536 x 2048 and a pixel density of 264 ppi.

Processing power for the Nexus 10 is provided by Samsung’s Exynos 5 chipset with a Dual-core A15 Eagle processor that is clocked at 1.7GHz. There is also 2GB worth of RAM and a quad-core Mali T-604 GPU for handling graphics. All of that should add up to an incredibly fast device, especially when considering it will be running Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, which features several enhancements that help ensure a fast and lag-free experience.

Other hardware features of the Google Nexus 10 include a 5 megapixel rear camera that is capable of recording 1080p video, a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, 16GB or 32GB worth of internal storage and a 9,000mAh battery that is capable of providing up to 9 hours of video playback.

Connectivity options of the Nexus 10 include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, dual-side NFC, a Micro USB port, a Micro HDMI port, a Magnetic Pogo pin charger, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also a host of included sensors – ambient light, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, microphone, pressure and GPS. All of that is squeezed inside of a case that measures 263.9 mm by 177.6 mm by 8.9mm thick, and weighs in at just 603g.

Starting on November 13th, the Nexus 10 will be available from the Google Play Store in the US, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan and it will be offered in two versions. The 16GB model, which retails for $399 and a 32GB version, which will cost $499. For more information about the Google Nexus 10, Visit the Official Google Blog.