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UPDATE: BriefMobile has just given us another treat, catching a (very) quick video of the Nexus 10, showing off – to some extent – its speed, and the 4.2 lockscreen in landscape mode. While the video is short, it does more justice to the device's overall form factor than probably any single photo we saw yesterday.

The post also suggests that the slate's display might be an IPS panel after all, as BriefMobile's source indicates the display has color reproduction and clarity similar to HTC's SLCD2 panel.

Here's the video:

Original Story:

BriefMobile has just published what it says are the first photos of Google's upcoming Nexus 10 tablet. We've heard a lot about this device since it first showed up in our logs as "manta," and now we have a face to put with a name. A face with a "brushed aluminum" feel, that is extremely light and thin, according to the source. The tablet's body also has significantly straighter edges than the leaked "quick-start" guide suggested.

The tablet, as we all know is expected to be announced at Google's event Monday, October 29th in NYC, and is rumored to be packing some serious specs, not the least of which being its eye-melting 2560x1600 display. Here's a quick look at the other specs revealed by BriefMobile.

  • Exynos 5250 dual-core processor at 1.7GHz
  • Mali T604 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage (there may be more options)
  • 10.1" Super AMOLED display at 2560x1600 with ~300ppi
  • 5MP rear camera (with unspecified front shooter)
  • NFC

Without further ado, here are the photos.

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As you can see from the photos, the tablet has a metal (or metal-like) casing with a grippy rubber section surrounding the camera, and ample front-facing speakers flanking the screen. By BriefMobile's tape measure, the device is about 10" long by 7" wide, with an overall diagonal measurement of just over 11".

The coverage also showed off the Nexus 10's software. Many of the things Ron dug up in his exploration of 4.2 have proven to be accurate including a new camera app, user accounts and quick settings. BriefMobile indicates that test units of the Nexus 10 were given 4.2 (with the fingerprint google/mantaray/manta:4.2/JVP15I/508255:user/release-keys) just two days ago on October 24th.

For starters, Brief's coverage confirmed that Android 4.2 is in fact still called Jelly Bean, and the 10" slate will use the same "hybrid UI" from the Nexus 7, just in a wider format for landscape viewing. This will be something that takes getting used to, but your humble author kind of digs it.

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The camera app has been "significantly improved," with a new slide-to-activate menu and updated icon (though it isn't the one we saw before).

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The blog also notes that user accounts seem to be enabled judging from the screenshot of the "quick settings" menu below, but the exact details of use are unclear.

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There you have it – a look not only at the unannounced (and until now well-hidden) Nexus 10 tablet and a peek at Android 4.2. Enough to whet your appetite? There are just three more days until the announcement that will be nothing if not exciting.

For a few more photos, and BriefMobile's original coverage, click below.

Source: BriefMobile 1, 2

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • jaduncan

    Eye-melting display, eh? That sounds if anything like a design flaw.

    • Chris

      Does anyone else notice the Pentile display on the Galaxy Nexus? I sure do and don't like it at all. Hopefully with 300ppi is too fine to notice.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        Its not the pen tile you notice its the amoled

        • sillmacka

          BriefMobile has changed the specs on the display.
          They have crossed out the Super Amoled reference, but not replaced it.

        • ddpacino

          The spottiness (I believe what he is referencing) is due to the Pentile nature of the display. Samsung used a RGB SAMOLED Plus in the S2 and people raved about the improved clarity versus the inferior tech.

          Saturation and the like is due to the SAMOLED nature, but that I do not mind at all, nor do I mind the spottiness. I barely notice it at all on my Gnex, but I sure did on my Nexus s. I'm pretty sure it will be hard to discern any spot on that display, excluding holding 4 in. from your eyeball, which isn't normal.

        • arben

          No, you're really very wrong. Learn about subpixel layouts and then think about what common viewing experiences would look bad given an RGBG layout, then come back and talk to us.

        • descendency

          AMOLED is a technology implementing organic diodes, while pentile means it uses 2 fused subpixels instead of 3 independent ones.

      • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

        Im guessing its what I notice when I turn the display all the way down, its gets kind of "grain" to solid colors, especially grays/whites. Otherwise no, its beautiful.

  • KB26

    Are those speakers near the camera... 0_o

    • Wis

      No. Speakers are on the Front. Its a special backcover for GPS & Wlan antennas.

      • Tommy Thompson

        So the rest is metal then?

        • Wis

          BriefMobile says so.

  • moelsen8

    why are the nav keys in the middle in landscape mode? and a status bar... hrm. are we going back to phone interface??

    • jaduncan

      Further phone UI imports, maybe? I don't like that either.

    • Rence12

      I was likely going to buy this as my first tablet, but now I just don't know. The tablet UI seems so much better, I really wonder what would cause them to take a step backwards here.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        The current 10 inch ui on devices suck. It needed to change and hopefully this is better.

        • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

          I tend to agree with this. After using the N7 for a while, the 10" UI feels strange, and the nav buttons seem very distant.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            Exactly on a 10 inch ui the apps drawer is in the top right, top left is search, bottom right notification panel, bottom right navigation, its too spread apart and is a pain for usability. Plus I can't even keep track of the times my nephews are playingg a game and they accidentally hit the home button annoying as hell

          • http://twitter.com/kuyanyan Yanyan | RR

            Wouldn't it make more sense to just use the phone's app drawer? 10" tablets aren't exactly constrained for space so they could have used the same area for the softkeys and the notification panel like in HC and ICS and just changed how you access the app drawer? Oh well, I guess they're going for consistency across their devices.

          • Jameslepable

            are you crazy thats how it should be. as an owner of a greater than 7" tablet I can assure you that that layout works. Using one in landscape is a two handed affair. the main navigational keys being in the corners is a godsend. I seriously dont want to move my had off the side of the tablet just to hit back in an app. Talk about a pain in the ass.

          • IamTheFij

            On a 10" UI the nav buttons are directly under my thumbs. Not distant at all.

            The middle of the device would be distant as I do not hold the device from the bottom but rather the side.

            The best part is that this is a Nexus and I can install anything I want and change the orientation myself.

        • Himanshu Mendhe

          Yes, it needs a change. But going for a phone-UI is not working.

          • http://twitter.com/BrendonSled Brendon Sled

            Wait until you use it to comment on how it works.
            The tablet ui on android was horrid. (coming from xoom)

            That being said the N7 phone ui works perfect.
            The only thing I dislike about that view is when in landscape the keyboard + bottom nav takes up way to much room.

            I would like to see them overlay the keyboard on top of the nav bar.
            Then just have a key to dismiss the keyboard

          • Himanshu Mendhe

            The N7 phone UI worked because N7 is closer to a phone than a full-size tablet.
            There are practical difficulties of using a 10-inch tablet the way it is portrayed in the photos above. One would be required to constantly remove one's hand from the tablet's side to bottom-centre to access the home or app-drawer. Previously one was only required to use left thumb to navigate back, home or switch app, which was very convenient. Also, the notifications were accessed using just the right thumb. Now the hand needs to be moved to the top of the tablet to access notifications.
            With all these quirks how do you propose that it is a change for good?
            You can argue that the build isn't final and all that, but the UI-layout looks pretty final to me.

          • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja ZZ

            It depends how wide the tablet is. If its proportioned right, with a standard two handed grip you should be able to reach back with your left thumb and recents with your right just by following the natural arc.

            As for your later criticism, Android tablet users ALREADY have to move their hands to the top left and right regions to hit the Up button and action bar items. So there's no change whatsoever if the notifications/quick settings come down from those areas too. If you rotate a Nexus 7 in landscape the notification bar is already to the left side, and swiping is actually pretty comfortable.

            I trust the Android design team to have done right given it's huge improvement over a short period of time.

    • Blake Forehand

      It's done that way so when you are playing games you don't accidentally touch the soft keys.

      • edjca

        Great, so we'll be fine when we're playing games but when you're using the tablet for everything else you're going to have to reach over and tap the home button.

        • jacob

          what's your address? i'll send you a box of tissues.

    • nelson

      Yeah it seems to me like it would be really hard to reach those buttons in the middle.

      • moelsen8

        that's my only concern. i like the status bar.. but to get your thumbs in the middle to open the app drawer or even hit any nav keys? that'll be a pain in the ass

        • donttrollmepeople

          i dont currently own a nexus device, but it seems to me that nova would take care of this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000539124048 Jake Sully

      They changed it in ICS. Pics related. My N7

      • http://k3rnel.net Juan Rodriguez

        The "excuse" with the Nexus 7 was the screensize. There are hacks that allow 4.1 to run "Tablet UI", but it looks like "Tablet UI" will now become "Phone UI" :(

      • moelsen8

        that's also not ICS on your N7. and yeah, it was only because it was 7".

      • IamTheFij

        N7 is not ICS. It's Jelly Bean 4.1+.

    • gltovar

      the middle landscape keys is so you dont it them by accident if you are playing a game with dual analog control.

      • http://twitter.com/harshitpassi Harshit Passi

        Plus its a 10" device, more commonly you'd be holding it in one hand and using it with the other, so it shouldn't be a problem. Even the iPad's home button is centered.

  • Mapplegate

    Centred buttons? That looks inconvenient...

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=58400438 Gary Graf

    looks bulky and that's a lot of bezel

  • Kevin Niven

    Looks ugly

  • sky stanojevic

    wtf is this?.. looks like an ugly black version of the galaxy note 10.1 ..that shape looks weird too.. please google hope this is just an old prototype :(-

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Considering it actually says 4.2, it doesn't look like an early prototype. Well, I guess it could be an early hardware prototype with an updated build, but I really don't think so.

      • sky stanojevic

        thats what i ment,hardware wise.. although on the software side of things i am not digging the middle placement of the soft keys at all.. but i'm sure google knows that and will change come monday :)-

      • descendency

        It will say 4.2 when the person responsible for changing the data files (where all of the strings that rendered on the screen for localization purposes) are changed. This could happen on day 1 or 1 day before launch. Usually it happens later in the development cycle, but it doesn't mean anything.

  • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

    Looks GREAT. Love it!

  • randana

    The back is ugly!!

  • Ryan

    Don't like the look of this at all. It looks bulky and ugly, too much bezel, phone interface...

  • Anthony

    One word, UGLY DESIGN

    • rauk

      Three words: No and no.

    • DrewNusser

      Count again.

  • Goldenpins

    looks like a basic design and like everyone else is saying ugly looking.

  • http://twitter.com/adsamcik Adam Novák

    Just wait till they announce it officially, if it is N10 than it may be just a beta SW build and it may change in final

  • http://twitter.com/cabbieBot cabbieBot

    This is strange. I don't like it.

  • NicholasMicallef

    Doesn't look bad IMO but the bezel is a bit too large. Also phone interface on a 10" tablet?? WTF!

  • sillmacka

    I think we can safely say that Googles hardware design team must really hate Matias Duartes vision.

    • makapav

      Putting home buttons in the middle, making you move your arm halfway across the screen each time as opposed to twiddling the left hand thumb. I don't think even Matias knows what he's doing now and this makes me pissed.

      • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja ZZ

        Pretty sure most people can clear a 10" tablets entire screen by rotating your thumbs whilst holding the edges. Chill.

        • makapav

          Bad design is bad design. If your statement changes from 'all people' can do something to 'most people' can do the same action - it's a failure on execution. Period. Being an apologist to condone the 'feature' doesn't change that fact.

          • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja ZZ

            Except it's not so clear cut since there are also people who go from "can't use the tablet without accidentally hitting the software buttons/notification area" to "can comfortably rest their hands in that area".

            Design is all about balancing trade offs.

          • IamTheFij

            So buffer the side a bit or add detection for a hand that drifts in from the side rather than a button press.

            There are lots of potential solutions without moving the buttons to the middle where they are less conveniently placed. Especially considering how the buttons are the only ways to return to the home screen.

          • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja ZZ

            That still wouldn't solve things for drawing apps where the arm rests in that area.

          • IamTheFij

            Lock orientation and rotate upside down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cole.mickens Cole Mickens

    HOLY BEZEL BATMAN.

    I sure hope that's an old prototype. That screen is probably gorgeous but I wouldn't be caught dead with one of those in my hands. (And I was/am a huge fan of the Droid1, etc)

  • http://twitter.com/blacksheep1982 Blacksheep

    Sooo....much.....bezel! The specs are incredible but how could anyone let a design out like that? I hope we are seeing an early prototype mock up here and not the final product, just ouch. Looks like if Microsoft designed a tablet in 1995.

  • Leandros99

    I definitly agree, UGLY. I hope this isn't the final design.

  • xmRipper

    Frontside and 2560x1600 SAmoled display is ok. BUT! Backside is really ugly..

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Yes, because we all watch movies with the screen facing away from us.

    • Bleakvision

      Oh here comes PenTile again. With that, subpixel density us actually Lower than an iPad Display.

      • DeePo

        Which at 2560x1600 is a serious issue ...

  • http://k3rnel.net Juan Rodriguez

    What? They got rid of the bottom bar notifications from Honeycomb / 4.0?

    Dammit Google! I liked them :(

  • Glenn

    I like the front speaker concept, but the design is horrendous.

  • http://photo.katzmatt.com Matt Katzenberger

    Dual core? UGHGHHGHG.
    Everything else seems awesome though...

    • Kenshin

      It is a dual A15 core. Much better then the A9 or A5.

    • DeePo

      Dual core A15 ... way faster than quad A9 or even custom SOC like A6 or Quad S4

      • Jeff B

        You beat me by a few seconds!

    • hot_spare

      Do you seriously have any idea what you talking about?

    • Jeff B

      This is the first tablet with an a15 processor. This is way faster than any quad core chip on the market right now.

    • http://photo.katzmatt.com Matt Katzenberger

      You guys all understand that faster isn't always better, right? Sure in any single app the a15 will display better performance than a Tegra3, but for multitasking the T3 will still kick it's ass.

      • Miguel

        No it won't. Hell, have you seen Tegra 3 kicking S4's ass in any multitasking use case? Because I haven't.

      • DeePo

        Please, have a little of self respect ... just say: "Oh, I didn't notice, sorry guys, I was wrong", and that's it!

      • heat361

        You clearly have no idea what your talking about nor do you know anything about chip architecture. A15 has more power than the t3 while pulling less battery. The 3.4 kernel this is running is also battery efficient

    • Southrncomfortjm

      I'll take this great dual core processor with 2gb ram over a quad core processor and 1gb of ram anyday. I'd also take it over a quad core with 2gb ram since the dual core will probably cost less.

  • csseale

    Horrible if that's it. I expected much more. Sorry Google not a buyer of this one.

    • DeePo

      Much more ... WHAT???!!!?!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=217700105 Dan Sloan

    Scumbag Google: Creates a tablet with better than HD resolution, only gives you 16GB of memory in total to fit HD movies on it.

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Other sites have said that there will be higher memory options.

      • jwtsonga

        hope so.....it should only be 32 and 64 gb versions IMO

  • IanYarborough

    Meh. Better not be too expensive, or this thing's going nowhere.

  • Andreas Alexandris

    UNGLY ...

  • Tim Harper

    Dual core? That's disappointing

    • hot_spare

      Please read about A15 or Exynos 5 properly before passing a judgement.

    • http://twitter.com/PackFanJason Jason

      Why? Keep costs down. Quad's are nice but unless the application can actually use all of them who cares? I don't. Give me a nice cheap dual-core Nexus device with a 300ppi screen and I'll be just fine.

    • http://photo.katzmatt.com Matt Katzenberger

      Agree with you. Sure the processor is faster, but for multitasking something like the Tegra 3 would still be better.

      • lbrfabio

        A dual core A15 it's be faster(much faster) than a quad core tegra 3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Sunghwa-Woo/542631978 Ray Sunghwa Woo

    http://st.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg/google-nexus-one/gal/gsmarena_012.jpg

    similar color tone? + for consistency -------- for being ****

  • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

    hmm wow not impressed looks like a note 10.1 and the sad reality is with that bezel it just makes it look old and not top of the line. no quad core? they must be going for budget again im thinking 400-450??

    My old Xoom looks better then this. OH well maybe its an old design but i doubt it. samsung SHAME!

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      The Xoom sucks don't you compare that pos to anything its not worth it and yes I own one unfortunately

      • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

        idk what ate you butt but i love mine sure its a little older but with 4.1.2 it runs like melted butter, but i am waiting to upgrade to something top of the line and i don't think this is it. but if this came in at $400 for a 16 gb wifi only then i know alot of people would love it.

    • fixxmyhead

      because we all buy tablets for the 'looks' -__- get over yourself and stop bitching

      • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

        what is the 2600 x 1600 screen for other than looks,

        • fixxmyhead

          u were talking about the design 'looks' not the screen 'looks' obviously the screen is for viewing but thats not what u were referring to

      • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

        Meh your right i guess im just waiting for an android tablet to combine nice specs with a equally nice design and build quality.

  • Stewart Higgins

    Screen and GPU are a yes. Design and CPU are a no. Storage is lackluster too.

    • Nick3030

      Please educate us as to why the CPU is a no.

      • GraveUypo

        i know his reason: "it's not quad core".
        and i agree with you. not a good one.

        • Stewart Higgins

          Wrong, I want an 8 core i7 in it. And a 4k screen.

      • Stewart Higgins

        Hertz. Too many.

    • Malufor

      cpu A15 1,7 gHz is a no? good one mister.

      • Stewart Higgins

        Too many hertz.

        • mechapathy

          Try not to get butthertz.

    • Jacob Pope

      This is the same CPU that's powering the new Samsung Chromebook, and is currently the highest benchmarked ARM CPU on the market, beating out the Apple A6 (in the iPhone 5) the Snapdragon S4 Krait, and the Tegra 3. http://www.androidauthority.com/exynos-5-dual-benchmarks-125134/
      I would much rather have a dual-core CPU with great architecture (powerful and efficient) then a quad-core just because it has more cores, and is somehow perceived to be better. That being said, I agree that the design is awful on this.

      • Nicholas Polydor

        It may beat the A6, but let's see how the A6X in the iPad 4 (or whatever they're calling it) compares.

      • Stewart Higgins

        It's better than the QC Exynos in the Note II? And do I really want 1.7ghz? Couldn't a lower clock speed with QC be more efficient? If I'm incorrect, so be it, but that was why I said the CPU was a no.

        I want it in a Chromebook, but I wouldn't push a Chromebook near as hard as I'd push this.

  • jase33

    Meh...unless this has something super secret and special I will most likely be sticking with my xoom

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

    Hardware: looks like an aluminum back with a bit of plastic for the radios and GPS. I like the speaker placement. Hate the colour though. And woah! Those are some huge-ass bezels!

    Software: I wouldn't count on this being the final 4.2 build... pretty sure we'll get a full tablet UI with navigation buttons at bottom left like ICS.

  • http://twitter.com/thezymo zymo

    At least this is a lawsuit proofed design! But it's ugly as hell.

  • MrWicket

    eww the back is hideous and I don't like the shape.. suppose a case could solve all that though so we'll see what happens as more details become official!

  • Johnny

    One word! IPADKILLER

  • http://twitter.com/danlocker Daniel Locker

    Software is great, but this thing is FUGLY!

  • qu4ttro

    I sincerely hope this is some kind of a test unit and that it doesnt come out looking like this.... Its a huge backwards step from the n7.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Does new camera software mean better picture taking? Or just an improved interface? I definitely want to see my GNEX camera working better under 4.2.
    Here's hoping for a $399 or lower price! Really can't see Google selling this for more than $400 for the 16gb model.

    • jwtsonga

      i think it will be $449+

  • http://profiles.google.com/psofroniou16 Phanos Sofroniou

    Its ugly!!! It's looks bulky and frumpy the iPad, Transfromer Series, Galaxy Note tab, and Nexus 7 are way better looking!

  • Arcest

    Ugly

  • http://twitter.com/Bl4ckpheniX aaron nyquist

    Wow, not impressed! Maybe I expected more because the Nexus 7 is so great.

    -Huge Bezel (maybe prototype body)

    -Dual core?

    -16Gb storage... Thought they learned from the Nexus 7 that we want MORE!

    The only things it has that stand out are GPU, and Screen res.

    Guess We will have to wait for the final product in a few days

    • Diego Rodriguez

      This Dual Core is faster than any quad core on the market right now.

  • Jacob Markussen

    Too bad that it looks so much like a "let's not get sued by Apple this time" design. Everything else is nice (if 32gb or larger is available)!
    Would LOVE a tablet with that resolution..

  • JustinCrouch

    Im disgusted by the guys who took those photos. You could't clean the freaking fingerprints off? Cmon, be professional.

  • http://twitter.com/harshitpassi Harshit Passi

    Will you people please shut up. This isn't final yet. We shouldn't even pass judgement on the design as we haven't seen it in our hands yet. Remember what happened with the Galaxy S3? Outrage over the design but it looked and felt decent in hand. Just be patient for heaven's sake.

    • The Mystro

      At least someone is thinking clearly... Thank u

    • Himanshu Mendhe

      I wish you were right and everyone else here was wrong. But the history of leaks for the past few months has been quite accurate.

      • http://twitter.com/harshitpassi Harshit Passi

        I'm not questioning the accuracy of the leak, but how much empirical data it gives us. I'm sure the software is NOT final, and even if the build is, you haven't held it or seen it in real life yet, so don't judge it based on a few blurry photos that have been flashed out of existence. If I shot it from a shitty camera using an LED flash in a poorly lit room, even the iPad would look like a turd.

    • edjca

      The difference being that all we had before the S3 was announced was speculation. Here's a video of the actual device. Photos and leaked documents too. Also this thing was supposed to be announced on Monday so this better be final.

  • DeePo

    Those who complain about the bezel, either:
    1) haven't got a tablet yet
    2) have really small hands
    3) are Jedi...

    I do agree though that it doesn't look nice...

    • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

      1: ive had 4 tablets

      2: i have large hands

      3: Im a sith lord

      • DeePo

        Sith Lord? Then you don't need any bezel, actually you don't need any tablet at all!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

    not very beatiful not a usb full port not a sd card slot not much storage and when you hold it you muff the sound of the speakers... not really well thought... :(

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    Everyone saying its ugly should wait to hold it and see It. Pictures sometimes don't do it justice. On another note what if they came in at a price point that's low I think that is the most important thing. I'm glad they went thus layout too because the 10 inch ui is crappy and needed a change

  • http://twitter.com/harshitpassi Harshit Passi

    Also, as the aspect ratio is more like 8:5 instead of 16:9, so it might be more focused on portrait usage, in which case the nav keys make more sense. I'm waiting till Monday to know more

  • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

    is it possible to play tegra games with this?

  • TechGuy21

    not quad core eh. is this ipad mini killer or something

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      For a tech guy you sure are dumb

    • Duan Hechter

      It's got a dual core Cortex A15 processor. More than enough power.

      • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

        hes right from what ive read this duel core can beat most quads aka the S4 pro

        • DeePo

          Not most ... it beats ALL the quadcores available!

        • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

          even tho the S4 Pro is Awesome in its own right you are correct, the dual Cortex A15 Exynos is even better. Number of cores doesn't always tell the entire story.

    • fixxmyhead

      u should change ur name to nontechguy21. seriously ive called u out on other ocassions

  • Guy.Fawkes

    Seriously, wtf is this shit? It literally looks like a big ass cell phone also whose fucking idea was it to put the camera on the side forcing you to use it in landscape? I'm not sure if I should be more disappointed with Google or Samsung.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

    check out the side pic on briefmobile it looks SO thin!!

  • Ricardo Moura Rocha

    I really don't like the "phone" interface on a tablet...
    I use paranoid android on my Galaxy Nexus because I enjoy the tablet interface, seeing the tablet interface "dying" on a 10" tablet is really sad...
    I hope there's a way to change it in the settings...

    • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

      have to wait and see on monday i guess

  • http://resaberz.blogspot.com/ Rebornyama

    and I thought that thin bezel was starting to be the standard thing....

    • Kevin Schotts

      Apparently Apple has a patent for that

  • lbrfabio

    I always hated the full bar since Honeycomb. It always reminded Windows 95/XP/7.
    Now, if they could put a gesture to hide the black bar I'd very pleased

  • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

    I like Big Bezels and i cannot lie,

    • Kevin Schotts

      LOL

  • vs8

    It looks horrible, especially with the flash reflection. When will people learn to turn off their useless flash?

  • Krzysztof Głodowski

    Why the hell all the tablets have so wide border around the screen? What a waste of space.. They should have as thin borders as phones have.

    • storm14k

      You can't hold a tablet like a phone. The border is there for you to hold it without touching the screen. Try to hold your phone by the side while using it in portrait and then imagine a heavier tablet. Do the same by trying to hold it by the bottom in portrait and imagine a heavier tablet.

  • dol

    Oh boy pentile again...
    1080p on IPS would have looked better

  • http://www.facebook.com/j3ff.reyC Jeff Carson

    Can we please stop with the super feminine backgrounds? AND if they can cram a quadcore processor in a phone a 5th of the size of a tablet.... why not in a 10 inch tablet? MORE... gimme MORE CORES! (and rams!) :)

    • BrianLipp

      Exynos 5 is based off A15, so while its "only" dual core, it will be more powerful than the quad core A9 CPUs

  • BrianLipp

    *sigh* i liked the old tablet UI. I wish they at least kept the combined nav bar. The nav buttons and the notification tray being right where your thumbs would be was perfect. Changing the dock location is fine, just having the phone notification bar on a 10" tablet is dumb

  • McLean Riley

    Google Touchpad?

    Also: Greasy fingers.

  • oneillperson

    Kind of disappointing to see such a huge bezel right after the iPad Mini was announced with it's tiny bezels.

    • storm14k

      Wait till people try to hold that ipad mini in portrait.

      • oneillperson

        Good point...I totally see what you mean. I've never owned a tablet so I wouldn't know any better!

  • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

    The software buttons look stupid on that thing. On smaller devices it makes sense but on that it wastes so much space. Its running the phone verison of the OS, not the tablet version. Why? Why have the notification at the top and 3 buttons waste the entire bottom?

  • Yianni Galiatsatos

    If this comes with any kind of Keyboard dock I'm going to buy this over the Samsung Chromebook

  • Bill Brasky

    Why would it only have a dual-core? Phones already have quads. This doesn't make sense for a Nexus caliber device.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

      i thought the same thing but this is a very advanced dual core beating out every mobile quad core CPU right now so yes its faster then the S4 pro quad core in the LG nexus

    • BrianLipp

      Exynos 5 = dual core A15. S4 Pro = quad core A9. A15 beats out A9 not matter how many A9s there are.

  • DeePo

    Oh shi... I just noticed the port, it looks veeeery similar to the Surface magnetic port, no more legal issues please...

  • Freak4Dell

    The specs are good, but the design sucks. People need to shut up about the bezel, though. That's a good amount of bezel for a tablet, and it's not like the Nexus 7 had a thin bezel.

    I kinda dig the "phone" UI, too. I was never really a fan of the notifications being on the bottom. I can't really explain why, but I just like them better on the top. Of course, the software buttons are just wasting space, so it would have been nice to see those go away.

  • kfayz

    They still didnt make icons of same size or shape x_x everytime i open the apps menu its like windows mobile crap all over again.

  • JG

    16GB internal storage (there may be more options)

    There better be more options... I'm hoping Google has learned from the N7 issue & has a 32GB (or larger) version ready... If it doesn't launch with such an option I'd highly recommend holding off as it'd probably be just a few months away (N7 president).

  • Emerson Ferreira

    This picture.. is it 4.2 Jelly Bean or 4.2 Lime Pie? maybe fake!?

    • BrianLipp

      4.2 is going to be Jellybean

  • Flozzo

    What excites me most is seeing what I think is a confirmation of multi-users in the quick settings (Primary)

  • Dominic Powell

    I actually think the dimensions of this are actually pretty good. I also think the Bezel won't necessarily seem that big when in the hands.

    based upon the dimensions on briefmobile these are some comparisons we have.

    Ipad 2

    Length - 9.5"
    Width - 7.31"
    Diagonal - 11.8"

    Nexus 10

    Length ~ 10.4"
    Width ~ 6.9"
    Diagonal < 12" (maybe 11.75" based on picture)

    Considering the extra .4" of display (9.7" vs 10.1") and the speakers that add something to the length.

    The Bezel around the display may actually be equal to or less than the iPad4

  • Basharca

    Like most samsung products, it really is ugly. I'll stick with my Asus nexus 7

    • http://www.thepixelpuse.com/ Aj Meadows

      I disagree with your 'most samsung products' statement, but this particular tablet does look quite hideous.

  • Tony Willis

    They got the specs down to the T. But why does it look so fugly!!!!

  • LiamBryant

    Non-tablet UI on a full-fledged tablet? Nobody can reach all the way in the middle of the screen to press home, Google.

  • Enchante

    Samsung have it right with 8.9. Amazon obviously sees this too because they have 8.9 model as well. I have an 10.1 Samasung Galaxy (first gen) and I think the tablet is just too big.

  • Jon Garrett

    This tablet is so damn ugly, killer specs or not, I would not buy such a hideous device.

  • mgamerz

    Thats retarded! WHY IS IT IN PHONE UI?

  • Adam

    This sort of looks similar to how the HP touchpad works. There is an app drawer button but you can also do a swipe up from bottom edge to open the app drawer. The touchpad has a physical button like the Ipad that backs you out to the open apps screen.

    • Adam

      In fact, the more I look at it the more it seems to look like webos.

  • Adam

    I am just gonna come out and say it. That tablet is a HP Touchpad copy. (It even looks like it.)
    And it is running a webos/Android OS.

  • Dan

    The Manta is confirmed, but what about the Occam?

  • Joooe

    Exynos 5250 Mali T604, 2560x1600 with ~300ppi! That was everythink i needed to know

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobJohnson90 Rob Johnson

    I hope that's not the main stock wallpaper =[

  • hallerlaller

    I don't think it is samoled, it looks like an lcd, and sammy introduced this rgbw wqxga lcd panel 1,5 year ago: http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/18/samsung-and-nouvoyance-show-off-power-sipping-pixel-packed-pent/

  • http://twitter.com/DroidKl0wn Droid Kl0wn

    Dual core? Really?

    • Wego

      4 car engines vs. 2 rocket engines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Werner-Salinas/707962640 Werner Salinas

    Is a dual or a quad core cpu???

    • http://twitter.com/PCSievers P.C. Sievers

      Its the dual core from the new Chromebook and is benchmarked higher than anything else in any phones or tablets right now.

  • http://twitter.com/PCSievers P.C. Sievers

    That "aluminium feeling" metal is probably Duraluminum which Samsung uses on their Series 9 laptops which would give it an extremely high quality look and feel.

    Weirdly for buying one I am not excited (unless the price is too low to pass on), but in terms of moving along the market I am really excited. If it is priced at a realistic $350 it should shift a tonne of units.

  • kate

    I have had the HTC desire, galaxy s2 and galaxy s3 all with amoled panels and a load of tablets with normal LCD screens and the way the light reflects of the black buttons bar on the photo, I have only seen amoled panels reflect light of a black image like that. I would be surprised if it is an LCD. The way light reflects of black images on amoled screens looks distictive and it looks the same on the tablet photo leak.

  • http://twitter.com/Pascalwb Pascal

    Sorry, but it's ugly. Nexus 7 looks 100x better.

  • Jorge Ivan Sanchez Gonzalez

    Multi users support? o_O

  • TouchMyBox

    It's not AMOLED, guys.

  • mechapathy

    Brief video from BriefMobile. Something seems. . .fishy.

  • TechGuy21

    N7 is sexy...this is NOT

  • Kaza

    Looking at this tab making me want a surface RT.

  • TY

    I don't think the bezel is that bad. The device looks good enough to me, plus the bezel actually serves two main purposes - presentation of mis-touching and to allow more space the components inside. Without that bezel, it might end up with only 5 hours of battery.

    • TY

      Ah, I meant prevention, not presentation. Sorry.

  • http://www.afzaln.com/ CuriousCursor

    Yup, still ugly.

  • Bariman43

    As I suspected, it looks way better than the low-resolution outline sketch on the user manual. Who would have THOUGHT!?

  • defred34

    Yah, wait until you install 5 >1GB Tegra or Gameloft games...the thing will come crawling to its knees.

  • chris ka baap

    I like the design - for one it isn't plastic, and it is refreshingly different from your standard rectangular slab design.

  • Tiffany Sears

    Wow, I actually was expecting more than five seconds of video. Silly me :) aw well, just greedy I guess.

  • donttrollmepeople

    when i see the pics of the app screen. i think to myself there is no way that is an ips.

  • siypion

    OK OK ppl stop it with all the talk about the app drawer being in the middle or even about the nav keys being in the same place, have any one stop to winder if Google would allow you to move the nav and home keys, this would be a grate option in your profile setting and you know they can add that option at any point. Lastly if your holding the tab with one hand what's wrong with the other one hmmm.

  • Jonathan Wong

    Now I just need to know the price.

  • yarrellray

    Future 2013 specs for Samsung devices Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. Gotta love it..

  • Alan Shannon

    2 Years Old Today.... Happy birthday Nexus 10 <3