We’ve seen so many Google-branded products accidentally ‘leak’ onto the Google Play store that you begin to wonder if they aren’t intentional. Last week it was the Nexus 5 that briefly appeared on the site and now the Nexus 10 is the latest to surface – albeit briefly – on Google Play.
The Nexus 10 was online just long enough for everyone to jot down all the juicy specifications which include a 10-inch display operating at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600. The slate will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor paired with 3GB of system RAM, 32GB of internal flash storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter and a massive 9500mAh battery.
It also includes the standard array of connectivity options and sensors including Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, a barometer, compass, ambient light sensor, gyroscope and accelerometer. Physical dimensions include a chassis that is 7.9mm thin and weighs just 584 grams.
And of course, the machine will ship with the brand new version of Android 4.4 known as KitKat. The tablet is expected to arrive just in time to go head-to-head against Apple’s new iPad Air although the two likely won’t be competing on level playing ground as far as retail price is concerned.
Apple’s iPad Air will start at $499 for a 16GB Wi-Fi only version and while we don’t know a solid price for the Nexus 10, at least one publication believes it could debut under the $300 mark.
The Nexus 4 is Google’s flagship handset that shipped along Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The Nexus 4 packs a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display, 2GB of RAM, dual cameras (1.3MP front, 8.0MP back), and either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. Google also baked in NFC support and wireless charging.
The Nexus 10 is Google's rival of the full-size Apple's iPad. It is manufactured by Samsung and is powered by a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.2. The Nexus packs a 10" screen at 2560 x 1600 resolution (300ppi). Other features include microUSB, Micro HDMI and not one but two NFC chips.
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