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Google Nexus 10 Review

Post  erwannur on 10th April 2013, 19:45

Google Nexus 10 - Introduction It’s getting on for three years since Apple
revolutionised the tablet market with the
launch of the original iPad. A slew of 10-inch Android imitators, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 , quickly followed in its wake, but for the most part they were
judged to be, at best, a poor relation to
Apple’s designer device. Compounding this
basic problem for Android was the fact that
hardly any decent Android tablet optimised
apps were available, whereas iPad owners found the Apple App Store to be positively
teeming with goodies. Little wonder then that
the first wave of Android tablets completely
failed to inspire consumers or sell in any
great numbers. Last year Google finally decided to take
matters into its own hands and enter the
tablet hardware market itself. In July 2012
the Nexus 7 was launched, beating the iPad Mini to market by several months and going on to sell more units than any other Android
tablet that had preceded it. This was
followed, a few months later, with the full-
sized Nexus 10 that we have here, a device
that has unfairly been subject to rather less
fanfare. Of course, Google doesn’t (yet) have the capacity to manufacture its own
hardware, so all Nexus devices are
manufactured on Google’s behalf by the
company's manufacturing partners: LG makes
the Nexus 4, Asus makes the Nexus 7, while Samsung produces the Nexus 10. As the flagship model in Google's hardware
range, the Nexus 10 is designed to showcase
the best of Android and to do it in style. As
such, it’s the biggest and best-equipped
Android challenger we’ve yet seen to
Apple’s mighty iPad. As an additional sweetener, the Nexus 10 is even priced at
around £100 less than its comparable iPad 4 model. So then, does Google’s flagship
tablet have what it takes to bring about the
end of the iPad’s dominance, or is more a
case of the emperor’s new clothes albeit in
digital form? Let’s take a closer look and
find out. Google Nexus 10 - Design First impressions of the Nexus 10 are pretty
much all positive. Overall build quality is
very good, although some may find that the
rubber finish on the back doesn’t quite lend
it the same design kudos as its metal bodied
rivals. It still feels robust enough to be manhandled, prodded and poked on a daily
basis, but overall build quality isn’t quite in
the same class as the metal-bodied iPad 4 or Asus Transformer Pad Infinity . It’s not all bad though because the rubber finish is
extremely tactile and offers excellent grip
thanks to its slightly tacky feel (that’s
tacky as in ‘sticky’, not tacky as in
‘cheap’ obviously). On colder days, it’s
also warmer to hold. Likewise, while the Nexus 10 is rigid enough
and doesn’t bend or flex should you exert a
bit of pressure on it – not that any sane
person would actually try and do this to their
tablet. That said, prodding the back of the
tablet with a finger does reveal a millimetre or so of give in the rubber, along with the
odd audible creak. Again, this isn’t
necessarily something you’ll notice unless
you purposely go looking for it. Perhaps
more of a concern for most users, assuming
you haven’t bought a case to go with it, is that the rubberised back is prone to picking
up dirty marks from sweaty hands, which
can be slightly awkward to clean off. On the
plus side the rubberised back of the Nexus 10
is much less likely to pick up scratches –
something metal-backed tablets are much more prone to. The front of the Nexus 10 is covered with a
sheet of Corning Gorilla Glass 2, thereby
protecting the screen from accidental
scratches. You’re free to buy a screen
protector of course, but in our experience
Corning Glass 2 is pretty tough stuff and renders this somewhat unnecessary. A
protective case is still a good investment if
you plan to be carrying your tablet inside a
bag though. In use, not only does the screen
feel especially silky to the touch, it also
appears to have had some kind of oleophobic coating applied – even after a long session of
typing and swiping the screen on our review
unit still manages to look pretty clean. Not by
any means spotless, but noticeably cleaner
than the screen on our Transformer Prime does after a similar amount of use. Thanks to its curved sides, rounded corners
and front-facing speakers that bookmark
both sides of the screen the Nexus 10 does a
pretty neat job of distinguishing itself from
the myriad of Android tablets already on the
market. There’s also quite a bit of symmetry between the Nexus 10 and its 7-
inch stable mate, the Nexus 7. Indeed, it
appears that Google has a few design
principles it’s keen to extend across its
Nexus range – or at least it’s Nexus tablet
range – the tactile rubber finish and bold ‘Nexus’ branding being two areas where
the Nexus 10 follows the lead of the Nexus 7
(the Nexus 4 with its glass-covered back
does admittedly tread a different path in this
respect). In terms of shape and size, the Nexus 10 is
much more rectangular than the squarer iPad
thanks to the 16:10 aspect ratio of its screen
– something that’s common to all 10-inch
Android tablets. Because of this the Nexus 10
is much more comfortable to hold and use in landscape orientation – held in portrait mode
it feels a bit long and thin and isn’t nearly
as comfortable to hold for extended periods
of time. There's no right or wrong with
respect to shape, but ultimately the 4:3
aspect of the iPad is better suited to reading websites and eBooks in portrait mode, while
the 16:10 aspect of the Nexus 10 is better
suited to watching video content and playing
games in landscape mode. With regards to its Android tablet rivals
perhaps the most distinguishing feature of
the Nexus 10 is the shape of the bezel that
surrounds the screen. Whereas the vast
majority of Android tablets come with
straight edges and relatively sharp corners, the Nexus 10’s sides are noticeably convex
while the corners are much more rounded.
It’s all down to individual taste, of course,
and while some might contend that the
bulging sides and softly rounded corners give
the Nexus 10 a bit of a 'toy tablet' appearance, we actually rather like the fact
that Google has opted to tread a slightly
different path. In any case, it’s worth noting that the
Nexus 10’s curves don’t actually look as
pronounced when the tablet is in your hands
as they do in photographs of the tablet.
Besides which, there are actually some
practical benefits to the accentuated curves; when holding the Nexus 10 two-handed in
landscape mode – as most users probably
will be 95% of the time – the rounded edges
sit really nicely in the palm of the hand,
making the Nexus 10 more comfortable to
hold than say, any of the current Asus Transformer range or indeed the iPad 4. At
just 603g, the Nexus 10 is also 50g lighter
than the iPad 4. This might not sound like
much on paper, but in your hands the
difference is noticeable.

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