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Google unveils Nexus 10 tablet with 300ppi display and Android 4.2

Google's flagship device will feature a 2560x1600 pixel resolution and brings with it the latest version of Android

It has been quite a busy week for companies across the board, with Apple unveiling a couple new gadgets and Microsoft officially launching Windows 8. As such, Google wasn't going to sit around idly and they've unveiled a couple new flagship devices.

In addition to updating the Nexus 7 tablet and introducing a new Nexus smartphone, Google's event yesterday brought with it the Nexus 10 tablet, allowing the company to better compete with other large tablets. Featuring a 2560x1600 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 300ppi, the 10" tablet should match up well against Apple's Retina iPad display. Google's latest is also powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex A-15 CPU, and features 2GB of RAM, a pair of front and rear-facing cameras, dual NFC chips and is manufactured by Samsung. 

The Nexus 10 also heralded with it Android 4.2, which will keep the Jelly Bean moniker but still offers some interesting upgrades. First and foremost, Android 4.2 now includes multiple user accounts, allowing more than one family member to easily share and customize one device. Other improvements include a Swype-like keyboard entry, panorama photo-taking, improved screensavers and expanded notification options. 

While both the hardware and software offered within the Nexus 10 are sure to appeal to customers, Google has also managed to offer the device at an attractive price. With Apple's iPad starting off at $499, Google has managed to undercut their price and is offering the 16GB, Wi-Fi model for just $399. Sadly, there is no option for 3G or LTE and the only other variant is a 32GB version which will sell for $499. 

The Nexus 10 will go on sale on the 13th of November, and will be available through the Google Play store in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.


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Omar Qudsi, 2012-10-30 (Update: 2012-10-30)