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Google Nexus 10: A comparison

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 11:26

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: Raising the bar of the tablet war, Google Inc unveiled a larger version of its Nexus-branded tablet computer – the 10-inch Nexus tablet.

Also known as the Nexus 10, it has been made in partnership with the South Korean electronic giant, Samsung Electronics Co and is the first 10-inch tablet to come under the Google’s Nexus brand. It will be run on Google’s Android.

The Google Nexus tablet has been launched in the backdrop of new products been launched by technology leaders in recent weeks including the Apple’s iPad Mini and Microsoft’s tablet, the Surface.

Let’s do a comparison of Nexus 10’s key specs with Apple iPad, Kindle Fire HD, Galaxy Tab2 and Surface.

Phone features

Google Nexus 10

Apple iPad

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Microsoft Surface


$399 for 16 GB, $499 for 32 GB

$499 for 16 GB, $699 for 64 GB

$299 for 16 GB, $369 for 32 GB

$399 for 16 GB

$499 for 32GB, $699 for 64 GB

Screen Size

10.1 inches

9.7 inches

8.9 inches

10.1 inches

10.6 inches

Screen Resolution

2560 by 1600 pixels, at 300 pixels per inch

2048 by 1536 pixels, at 264 pixels per inch

1920 by 1200 pixels, at 254 pixels per inch

1280 by 800 pixels, 149 pixels per inch

1366 by 768 pixels, 148 pixels per inch


1.33 pounds

1.44 pounds

1.25 pounds

1.24 pounds

1.5 pounds


5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front

5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front

Front-facing camera

3-megapixel back and low-resolution front camera

Front and back cameras

Battery Life

9 hours for video playback, 7 hours for Web browsing

10 hours


11 hours

8 hours

Operating System

Google Android

Apple iOS

Modified version of Google Android

Google Android

Microsoft's Windows RT

First Published: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 10:50
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