The Nexus 10 is official at last, and it's just as fantastic as we all thought it would be. The Samsung-made 10.1" tablet packs an iPad-destroying 2560x1600 display for 300ppi, which is known in the scientific community as "more pixels than your eye can handle." The slate will also ship with Android 4.2, and the updated Nexus 7-like UI.


In addition, the tablet boasts up to nine hours of video playback and 500 hours of standby time. Just to make sure you're aware that it's designed for consuming media, it comes with front-facing stereo speakers. This thing is sounding pretty dang nice. Especially for a $400 price point.

Here are the specs:

  • Dual-core Cortex A15 CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • Quad-cor Mali T604 GPU
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 1.9MP front-facing camera
  • 9000 mAh battery
  • Front-facing stereo speakers
  • Micro USB
  • Micro HDMI
  • Two NFC chips (one in the front, one in back)
  • MIMO Wifi
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Pogo pins

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It also includes one of the features we uncovered in Android 4.2: multiple user support. According to Google:

But what makes Nexus 10 unique is that it's the first truly shareable tablet. With Android 4.2, you can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen. We believe that everyone should have quick and easy access to their own stuff -- email, apps, bookmarks, and more. That way, everyone can have their own home screens, their own music, and even their own high scores.

Oh,and here's another interesting feature: you know that odd-looking oval on the back of the Nexus 10? It turns out that little plastic piece can be removed and replaced with an attachment with a built-in cover. It smacks just a little of the iPad's Smart Cover design, but it's a nice way to integrate the accessory if you want it without leaving big gaping holes in the frame.

We couldn't agree more, Google. The device will be available at $399 for the 16GB model, and $499 for a 32GB model. The tablet will go on sale on November 13th simultaneously in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan. You can sign up to be notified by email once the tablet becomes available on the Play Store right now.

Source: Google, Play Store

Samsung and Google introduce Nexus 10

Powerful 10” Tablet with the World’s Highest Resolution Display

Mountain View, CA—October 29, 2012— The newest tablet from Google and Samsung’s joint efforts, Nexus 10, is a powerful device that marries Samsung’s best-in-class hardware, the latest version of Android—4.2 Jelly Bean, and the best of Google. With the world’s highest resolution tablet display, all new multi-user support, immersive HD content and the best Google apps - Nexus 10 has something for everyone.

Nexus 10 packs powerful components inside a surprisingly lean, soft-to-the-touch frame – measuring an incredibly thin 8.9 mm and weighing just 603 grams, it’s the perfect couch or coffee table companion. Nexus 10 was created in partnership with Samsung and comes with a blazing fast dual-core A15 processor and advanced MIMO WiFi, giving you web browsing speeds up to 4x faster than normal WiFi.* With the 1.9MP front-facing camera, you’ll look great as you video chat with up to nine friends at once with Google+ Hangouts, and so will your friends on the dazzling 10" display.

Nexus 10 was made for everyone to enjoy. Just turn on your tablet and tap your photo to sign in to your own home screen, apps, email, photos and storage. All new multi-user support lets each user have their own separate space, and save their own individual high scores on games, all on the same tablet. With the new Daydream mode on Nexus 10 you can display useful or delightful information on your tablet when it's charging. Choose to show off your photo albums, get the latest news from Google Currents, and more.

Samsung continuously strengthens our partnership with Google to deliver the most compelling Android device experience, enabling users to be always on the top of the game.

Nexus 10 Product Specifications


WiFi only


1.7 GHz A15 dual-core processor


10” WQXGA (2560x1600, 300 ppi) display


Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)


Main(Rear): 5 Megapixel Camera

Sub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel Camera


Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX VP8,

Format: 3GP(MP4), WMV(ASF), AVI, FLV, MKV, WebM

Full HD(1080p) Playback & Recording @30 fps,



AC-3, Flac

3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo speaker


Mobile Services

Google Chrome, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps for Android, Google Search, Voice Search, Google Now Google+, Gmail, YouTube, Google Currents, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Play Magazines


Bluetooth® v 3.0

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (MIMO+HT40)



Pogo pin

Dual Side NFC



Barometer. Accelerometer, Gyro, Digital Compass, Light, Opening sensor


16/32GB User memory + 2GB (RAM)


263.8 x 177.8 x 8.9 mm, 603g


Standard battery, Li-ion 9,000mAh

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • James

    Where can I order one. Please take my money Google/Samsung!

  • http://twitter.com/dhardison Woody Hardison

    cool, but I already got a 7 :/

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    Officially in love. Now to trade in 3 of my old devices for this!

  • http://twitter.com/brandonb927 Brandon Brown

    The link in the video goes to the Play Store for the Nexus 4 :O

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.dery Bryan Dery

    Bloody hell...I want one

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1312291338 Tim Miller


    • New_Guy

      On all three O.o...

  • Sergey Otro

    Was it swype on stock keyboard? Yeeeeeah!

  • http://www.gvblog.com/ Greg Virtucio


    Too bad it won't be available here in the Philippines.

    But it won't stop me from asking my sister to purchase it for me, just like my Nexus 7!

    • Dioma Paul Puyat

      Hey bro, could you lend me a hand? I want to buy 1 too.. Unfortunately, the price of this device will absolutely go up when it's sold by our local resellers.. Please dude.. I'm darn serious..

  • Abhigyan Banerjee

    Absolutely LOVED that ad. They have a way of pulling at the heart's string and making you yearn for the device. Less clinical and industrial, than say, an Apple iPhone.

    • New_Guy

      I'm loving the new ad campaign. It's about time they put some marketing muscle behind such a wonderful product.

      • Abhigyan Banerjee

        Agreed. And with the tablets and multiuser support, Google can actually target entire families now. A tablet-for-all, if you may. I can just about starting to think of all the amazing use cases this can be put to now. Now, the last thing that would make an awesome end to 2012 would be Google pushing developers to develop specifically for tablets rather than just scaled up phone-apps.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jwmallon Joey Mallon

    Do want.

  • Techie

    Well that does look like the LG Nexus 4 on the top at the end...

  • Avrohom Eliezer Friedman

    With an added sneak peek of Swiftkey Flow at 0:16 OR WAIT is that in stock Nexus? Hmmmmmmmm.....

    • Avrohom Eliezer Friedman

      That's right - it's stock Android - Gesture Typing, which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type on the keyboard—it makes typing fast, fun and a whole lot simpler

  • Bariman43

    Not just the Nexus 10, but also the LG Nexus. I might be tempted to say all of the leaks we've been seeing were done on purpose by Google because they just showed off two new Nexus devices without any prior announcement.

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

    NICE 400$? time to sell extra gadgets!!!! and get this asap!

    • fixxmyhead

      what happened i though u were waiting for a tablet that has a nice design. liar

      i knew u would buy it

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

        lol when i saw $400 i forgot everything i didnt like about it

  • MikeCiggy

    Well we can definitely assume they were going to launch these devices today and that the video leaked ahead of time because the delay of the storm. I still can't wait to see them highlight the features at the event.

  • http://twitter.com/edditnyc Eddie Maldonado

    Lmao @ Yolo as a search term. Nice spot.

    • jamaall

      they hid that in there haha

  • Marc R.

    The only thing we need to know is:
    How much internal storage?

  • Mr. Mark

    not if apple has any say about it!

    • Abhigyan Banerjee

      This is a time to be happy. Let's not be cynical with Crapple.

  • EH101

    Where exactly is the announcement occurring/posted? Many of us would like to see for ourselves, if possible.

    • Abhigyan Banerjee

      The Official Google Blog. Don't have a link as of now. Perhaps the author could add a source link?

  • Wilfredo Alarcon

    Available via google only?
    Available when?

  • jamaall

    time to sell some stuff and upgrade from my nexus 7!!

  • McLean Riley

    What happened to the $50 storage upgrade pricing? That was the best part of the New Google Nexus Play Store system.

    • jamaall

      hey, they gotta make money somehow haha

      • McLean Riley

        I agree but it is hard to convince me that it costs more to upgrade a 10" tablets storage than a 7"s.

        • jamaall

          it probably doesn't, but they want to make more money off of the people that are willing to spend the extra $100 for 16 more GB.

  • zzzz

    Nexus 10: 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13

    • bowker678

      in England we have to pay £319 for the 16GB model which equates to around $512

  • Adam Buchwitz

    This tablet sounds awesome. Puttin it on my Xmas list!

  • aiden9

    I was bummed out yesterday after hearing the event was cancelled. Thought we'd have to wait until a later time to hear anything official. So glad they did this!

  • chrisephoto

    Anyone else notice the Galaxy Nexus is gone from the Play Store! Oh No!

  • jamaall

    can't wait for the OTA update for my Nexus 7! Wonder when they will start?

  • qak

    Nice, but that bezel though..

  • David McBride

    But why use a dual core CPU D:

    • HellG

      its a Cortex A15 CPU it will go around in circles after any Quad core Cortex A9 cpu in the market...

      • PINJ

        Thats Not True

        • JohnnyHempseed

          Yes, it is.

    • fixxmyhead

      get out of here dumbass u dont know anything

      • PINJ


    • hot_spare

      This is getting really irritating now. No, I mean this is already seriously irritating. Don't want to be rude, but a simple google search about Exynos 5250 should help you avoid many aggressive replies from other forum-dwellers.

    • wanwanwan
      • Adrian Meredith

        Hes talking about the cpu

  • flosserelli

    Google is determined to get more money from me. Anyone interested in a gently used Xoom or a barely used A700? Lol


    SD Card???

  • Horace Willis

    Yeah I so want it but I do have one thing that surprises me a bit. I'm surprised it's not running a quad core.

  • http://twitter.com/JalopyCrown Dustin Sexton

    Nexus 7 > 16GB vs 32GB is +$50 --- Nexus 10 > 16GB vs 32GB is +$100 --- where's the logic? twice as much

    • Jay T

      Twice as much logic. ;)

  • Abhigyan Banerjee

    If the initial impressions of the Nexus 10 display are anything to go by, Apple has got a major customer stealer on their hands.

  • Alan Ng

    only oine expression WOU!!!

  • PINJ

    And Finally People Know (What I've Spouted For 4 Months) The Truth Behind The "Multiple Nexus" Statement.

  • JG

    No "goodies" this time around -- Play Store Credit, a free movie, book, song, magazine etc like with the N7 launch???

  • http://www.facebook.com/rob.watkins.7 Rob Watkins

    ...which is known in the scientific community as "we don't close our quotes.
    Seriously though... I'll buy two. As soon as possible.

  • Freak4Dell

    Man, that's a great device, especially for the price. It's not nearly as ugly as it was in the leaked shots, which is nice to see.

    Almost makes me want to buy it.

  • CJ Walker

    Front facing speakers holy crap that's literally a game changer. That spec alone is worth the price of admission.

  • tvBilly

    Does the 802.11n work on the 5GHz band too, or just the 2.4GHz band? Haven't seen the answer anywhere. And bluetooth 3 rather than blutooth 4? Still, I'm planning on ordering one as soon as Google makes them available. I've been waiting for months for a 10" Nexus tablet!

  • Casen Brashear

    5ghz wifi?

  • Derrick Hodges

    Please include mobile data (HSPA+ and LTE)

  • http://twitter.com/nickd53 Nick D

    I still fail to understand why there is such a huge markup in price for on-board storage. It really can't add that much more to the manufacturing process that 16 GB runs the price up $100 per device, when a 32 GB flash drive can be had for $30 or less. I just wish companies would quit blatantly gouging us for higher storage options.