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Google launches Nexus 10 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean tablet

Android tablet gets a size upgrade
Mon Oct 29 2012, 17:24
Google Nexus 10

GADGET DESIGNER Google has unveiled a 10in version of its Nexus tablet, along with a 3G enabled, 32GB version of the smaller 7in Nexus tablet and the LG Nexus 4 smartphone.

The Nexus 10 is built by Samsung, rather than Asus which build the 7in Nexus tablet, and will feature 2560x1600 screen resolution and a 300 pixels per inch (ppi) display.

Google announced that the Nexus 10 will have a dual-core A15 processor and 2GB of RAM.

Google said the Nexus 10 will boast a battery life of up to nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time and will run Google's latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

The update features a slew of upgrades to the OS including an improved keyboard, new actionable notifications, updates to Google Now and access to the music section of the Play store.

The Google Play updates promise to expand the service to offer UK users the ability purchase as well as rent movies and bring the company's Music service to Europe.

Interestingly, unlike the Nexus 7, the Nexus 10 will also boast 5MP front facing and 1.2MP rear facing cameras.

Asus had previously chosen not to include cameras in the original Nexus 7 in order to keep the device's cost down.

The Nexus 10 will be available in 16GB and 32GB models and will launch in Europe on 13 November. Google has revealed that the smaller 16GB version will cost £319 and the larger 32GB model will be priced at £389.

Google mass product unveiling comes just hours before Microsoft's launch of its latest Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system (OS).

The new Microsoft mobile OS features a number of services similar to those of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, including the addition of Microsoft's new Xbox Video and Music services.

Check back with The INQUIRER later for reviews of Google's latest devices. µ

 

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