Review #1: Google Nexus 10

Nexus 10

Nexus 10 was launched by Google and manufactured by Samsung in late 2012.

The Nexus 10 is my first Android tablet and comes with a 10.6-inch screen and Wifi-only network connectivity.

I bought the Nexus 10 for 3090 NOK from cdon.no and it arrived in the local post office after 3 days.

The CPU is a Dual Core AMR Cortex-A15 processor operating at 1,7 GHz. The graphics processor is a Quad Core Mali T604. The internal storage is 16 GB.

The 10.6-inch screen resolution is 2560-by-1600 (300ppi), so it can display video in 1080p.

There is no home button below the screen like there is on the iPad. The home button is on the top-right corner. The volume buttons are functioning opposite of the iPad. The lowest button increases the volume and the highest button decreases the volume.

The Nexus 10 tablet comes with Android 4.2, but is upgradeable to Android 4.3 and 4.4.2 in two cycles. From Google Play it is possible to install most Android apps such as Firefox, Gmail, Google Maps, Facebook, Dropbox, Netflix and NRK TV. I couldn’t install Spotify directly from Google Play, so I had to visit http://m.spotify.com/ in order to install the APK file manually.

I was not able to find an official Samsung remote control app for my Samsung TV, but I installed Smart TV Remote which sort of works, although the user interface is cluttered.

There is a Micro USB charging socket and Micro-HDMI socket, and a 3.5 head phone jack.

Video recording is possible in 1080p with the rear camera and in 720p with the front camera.

I would give this tablet 3 of 5 stars.