Nexus 10 Teardown: Samsung-Google Tablet is Easier to Repair than Apple Products

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Nexus 10 Teardown: Samsung-Google Tablet is Easier to Repair than Apple Products

Nexus 10 – a Samsung made Google branded tablet running on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS has been released in selected markets alongside Nexus 4 smartphone from November 13 onwards.

Released together, Nexus 4 has already got its teardown done and has achieved a repairability score of 7 out of 10 by iFixit. When it comes to Nexus 10, Powerbook Medic, a repair company that offer manuals to let consumers perform self repair of gadgets and provides send-in repair service has come up with the teardown to offer a peek at what is inside the tablet.

Those at Powerbook Medic have published each and every step of their rip down process of 16GB Nexus 10 tablet in photos. Being an easy to repair tablet, Nexus 10 is seems to be smooth for disassemblers as compared to iPad. It shows that as Apple makes it tight to repair their products, Google and Samsung have made it very easy to repair.

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Moreover, it looks like there is very little glue used, and most of the unit can be disassembled with just a few tools. Also, as the tablet is made by Samsung, some of the important parts inside including battery, processor and the flash memory were also made by the South Korean tech giant.

Coming to the specs of Nexus 10, the tablet features a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1560 x 1600 pixels and 300 ppi pixel density. Also, Nexus 10 houses a 1.7GHz A15 dual-core processor, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 16GB and 32GB internal storage options, 2GB RAM and a 9,000 mAh Li-ion battery offering up to 9 hours video playback and 500 hours standby.

Further, the tablet has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB, micro HDMI, dual side NFC and GPS+Glonass connectivity features.

Nexus 10 is priced at $399 (approx. Rs 21,500) and $499 (approx. Rs 27,000) for 16GB and 32GB variants and it is available for purchase from Google Play Store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Japan and Canada. When it comes to the India release, there is no official confirmation on the same, but several reports claim that it will be released by the end of this month.

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