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The refreshed version of Google's Nexus 10 was supposed to be launched alongside the Nexus 5. But hey, where's the new 10-inch tablet manufactured by Samsung.
Reportedly, Samsung and Google had worked together on a 12.2-inch tablet, but the deal fell in between. In the meantime, Apple saw the road clear, and launched all new iPad with an improved up processor. There are no major competitors in the high-end tablet market expect Apple.
The South Korean giant Samsung did tried to take over Apple with its newest Galaxy Note 2014 edition tablet. However, the uncertain fate of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, is very much exists due to insanely high price.
Indian consumers would be delighted to know that the Google Nexus 10, which was launched in the US last year, is now available for purchase. Google hasn't stated the reason for the delay; however, without more delay the software giant quickly listed the 16GB verison of Nexus 10 at Rs. 29,999. The Google Nexus 10 is also expected to be made available in 32GB version. The online listing was first spotted by news.softpedia.
Soon, Google will also announce the pricing of 32GB variant. Unfortunately, the Nexus 10 does not have 3G/4G LTE connectivity. That's probably the only main reason why Google Nexus 10 failed to catch up against the iPad in US.
Since the Nexus 10 is a newly launched tablet in India, we will compare the device with Apple iPad 4. As of now, Apple's latest iPad Air is yet to go on sale, so the comparison has to be made between the Nexus 10 and iPad 4. Have a look!
The Samsung made Nexus 10 has rounded corners and plain back. The device is made of polycarbonate plastic, which naturally looks pale in comparison to the Apple iPad 4. The Nexus 10 weighs 603 grams, a few grams lighter than the Apple iPad 4. Overall, the Nexus 10 feels ordinary in respect to styling, while the iPad 4 looks amazing. The Apple iPad 4 is crafted from aluminum, but weighs 652 grams. The Nexus 10 has wide gap between the bezel and display, which makes it difficult to type. The iPad on the other hand, has perfect size for typing on the go.
Winner- iPad 4
The Nexus 10 comes with a 10-inch display having a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels at 300ppi. Well, the Apple iPad has a 9.7-inch Retina Display having a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels at 265ppi. On paper, the Nexus 10 wins against equally challenging iPad 4. GizBot will announce the real winner after testing the Nexus 10.
Winner- Nexus 10
The Nexus 10 is supported by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Android mobile OS is a familiar territory for most of us. Users have an access to Google's services, but in terms of productivity Android is still not as efficient as Windows 8 OS. Similarly, iOS 7 now comes with vast improvements over iOS 6. Both the Android and iOS are closer in nature.
Performance and battery
Both the Nexus 10 and iPad 4 still looked as traditional tablets. Even till now, it's hard for an iPad to beat MacBook Air in terms of productivity. You can run multiple apps at the same time, which is why one should go for a tablet device over a laptop.
The Nexus 10 uses a 1.7GHz cortex A15 chipset, while the iPad 4 packs a dual-core processor. If you are more into games, then probably iPad 4 is far better choice.
Apple claims that iPad 4 will run up to 10 hours on a single charge, while the Google Nexus 10 is capable of running up to 9 hours.
Winner- iPad 4
Inbuilt memory and price
Both the iPad and Nexus 10 comes with 16 GB and 32GB versions. Moreover, the Apple iPad 4 also comes in 64GB and 128GB capacities. Neither the devices offers expandable storage. However, users can take advantage of cloud storage.
There is no update whether the Nexus 10 will be available in retail or not. On the other hand, Apple iPad 4 can be purchased through online as well as retail shops. The iPad 4 starts at Rs.31,900 for 16GB version, whereas the Nexus 10 is priced at Rs. 29,999 for 16GB variant.
In addition, Apple iPad 4 is also available in built-in 3G connectivity, whereas the Nexus 10 will be only made available with Wi-Fi connectivity.