At the end of June, Google unveiled its first Nexus-branded tablet to the world: the Nexus 7. Since then, it has become the premier Android tablet, which is now selling at nearly a million units each month. For good reason - it's a fantastic tablet.

Despite the storm that rocked NYC, three days ago Google took the wraps off the latest addition to the Nexus tablet family: the Nexus 10. I've been playing with the N10 for the past 24 hours (give or take) and instead of waiting several days to post a full review, I want to share my first impressions with you. While the N10's claim to fame is undoubtedly its (amazing) 2,560 x 1,600 display, let's first talk about the build quality and overall form factor.

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Like the Nexus 4, the front of the device is a solid black slate - no branding whatsoever. To either side of the display you'll find a pair of speakers that run alongside the bezel, and extend the entire height of the screen. They're subtle and blend in quite well - they also sound fantastic (for tablet speakers, of course).

The back of the device is covered in a soft, tacky, rubber-like material - it almost feels like leather. The same was said for the Nexus 7's back, but rings true even more for the N10. The outside edges curve upwards ever so slightly, which makes it feel great in your hands. Really, really great, actually. The grippiness of the back also helps make it more manageable with one hand, as you don't have to hold it as tightly as other tablets. It just "sticks."

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In the center of the back is a large "Nexus" logo that I absolutely love. It's sort of etched into the back (just like on the Nexus 7), as is the Samsung logo down below. Along the top is the 5MP camera, which is surrounded by a plastic piece that looks and feels identical to the back of the Nexus 7. On the right side of this piece is a little notch that allows it to be detached from the device. Once removed, you'll find two magnets (one on each end), presumably for accessories, like the cover seen in this video. The plastic cover is very securely held in place by tabs and has no play in it at all when it's completely locked in.

Around the sides you'll find all the normal stuff: power, volume, microHDMI, microUSB, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and, along the bottom, a dock adapter with Pogo pins. All standard fare there.

The overall build quality screams just that: quality. It's very well put together. It's undeniable that Google is extremely meticulous about how Nexus devices are constructed, and the Nexus 10 is a perfect example of that. It's solid.

Now it's time to talk about the display. This is easily above and beyond any tablet display out there, bar none. It's by far the sharpest thing I've ever seen on a mobile device. I don't think I can quite put into words how crystal clear everything on this screen is - magazines are comparable to print editions, the text on books is impeccable. Icons are beautiful. Surfing the web looks better than ever before. To put it mildly, everything looks better on this tablet. Once you see this display, you'll never be able to look at a 1280x800 display on a 10" device the same way. Or at all. Ever again. It's that good.


Click the image and right click > open in new tab to get a better idea of how massive the resolution really is.

Then there's the software. Since the N10 uses the same hybrid UI as the Nexus 7, there are a lot of questions about its usefulness. I'm not going to lie: I found myself tapping the top right corner to go to apps on several occasions, so there's definitely an adjustment period. The center buttons make a huge different here, and they're just as cumbersome as you'd expect on a 10" display. They're much easier to use in portrait mode, but this device is clearly designed to be used in landscape. To reach the center buttons with your thumbs, though, is a bit of stretch. Then again, I have pretty small hands, so it may not be as difficult for someone with larger hands.

Now, do I consider that a deal breaker? Not in the slightest. I only point it out because it's very different than what I'm used to on a 10" tablet. Basically, expect an adjustment period if you're coming from a different 10" device. Muscle memory will have you tapping on areas where nothing exists, so just be prepared for that. Thankfully, it's only mildly frustrating at worst.


In a nutshell, my first impression of the Nexus 10 is an overall positive one. I am absolutely in love with the display - it just makes everything look better. Great, even. The build quality is top-notch, and will become the benchmark for future 10" devices. To get build quality this rock solid at a price starting at $400 is unprecedented, because nothing has been sacrificed here.

That's all you get for today. Expect more Nexus 10 fun in the coming days. If you have any questions about the N10, fire away in the comments - I'll do my best to answer them as time allows.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Sven Enterlein

    Question is: When will Android Police have a giveaway for the Nexus 10 tablet? I've never won anything but I'd try again :) This review makes me want it despite the lack of expandable storage.

  • Derek Traini

    I assume the asus tf300 will get the update to 4.2, do you think they will change the button layout on there too? I would definitely welcome the addition.

  • gumbald

    Do I need an N10 in addition to the N7 I have and N4 I'm getting?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Yes. Well, maybe.

      • http://www.Mikereviews.co.uk/ Mike Brown

        just "yes"

    • http://www.facebook.com/pwfoster Paul William Foster

      I'm asking myself the same question!

    • http://richworks.in Richie

      Yes, the Nexus family is incomplete without each other.. :)

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Need? Definitely not. Would it be fun to recreate the Nexus family stack ads? YES.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andre-Silva/1162705496 Andre Silva

      With century are we? 21? Then 10 + 4 + 7 = 21...Yes, you need to get all of them =D

      • bossyman15

        and 21 divided by 7 = 3
        Half-Life 3 confirmed!

        • http://profiles.google.com/fahadayaz Fahad Ayaz

          Let me just make sure I got this right. Are you confirming that Half-Life 3 will be coming to Android tablets? (Nexus 7)

          Mind == BLOWN!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-Martin/100000077199240 Phillip Martin

            By the time that games released will be Android v21

          • donttrollmepeople

            but the headphone jack isnt at the bottom.

      • ddpacino


    • http://thedangerbrain.com/ Alfonso Surroca

      I feel ya. I've got the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7, but I'm still happy with my HP TouchPad running ICS as far as 10" tablets go. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the N10, but getting the N4 when I just got the Galaxy Nexus a couple months ago is just too much for me. Still, I really want ALL of the Nexus things.

    • Timothy Bess

      I'd say the N7 and N10 are interchangeable. As long as you have one or the other your good. The N4 is a must though.

    • ddpacino

      I damn sure are getting all three. The prices are nice, and they all are simply great pieces of hardware!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-Martin/100000077199240 Phillip Martin

      Yes you do

  • Suxen

    Overall speed and smoothness? How's the camera?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Super fast and fluid. Not sure on the camera yet - haven't had a chance to really use it.

  • http://sites.google.com/site/androids2bl/ skyjacks

    How is the contrast and brightness on the screen, visibility on exterior ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/amishcrusader Shane Capuano

    I think I may have two tablets in my life shortly ;)

    • John O’Connor

      I might end up with 3 .. aaarrrgh.. have a transformer and a galaxy note 10.1

  • http://twitter.com/SeanMRowe Sean Rowe

    How is speed? Curious how the Dual-core exynos stacks up against the Quad-core Tegra3 in the N7.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      This thing's undoubtedly fast, but I haven't quite put it under a heavy load yet. This will be a major focus in the full review.

      • Sven Enterlein

        Main problem I had so far with my TF101 was when I install or update apps everything else turns into molasses... I hope this is fixed with the new processors!

        • Colton Walker

          That actually has nothing to do with the SoC, its the I/O speed. They basically glued an SD card to the mainboard - my TF300 has a random write speed of 0.6MB/s, and a random read of about 7MB/s. Thats the major reason why I would leave it for a Nexus 10 - as well as the fact that its a Nexus (and the ridiculously powerful graphics chip). The keyboard dock is the only thing that's keeping me right now.

          • Sven Enterlein

            Thanks for the clarification! I am mostly annoyed by the dump it takes when anything is accessing the memory. I love the keyboard dock and all the functionality it brings.

          • ddpacino

            Oh WOW!!!! Didn't know that. That's pretty disgusting, actually.

          • Adrian Meredith

            Yup, the original galaxy s had the same issue. It completely cripples the performance. Unfortunately it does appear that the n10 doesnt have great internal storage either but it shouldn't cause a problem. I was hoping to see samsungs new ssd storage tech for tablets but it seems costs must have mean it got cut.

      • Itchy_Robot

        I have read that the wireless display abilities did not make it into the N10, but they are in the N4. Can you confirm this in your review?

        • impulse101

          Of course it does that. Where did you read that crackhead magazine?
          The Nexus 10 supports Miracast, which allows you to display Nexus 10 content wirelessly on compatible HDTVs or through the use of a Miracast adapter -- basically, an Android version of Apple's AirPlay Mirroring

          • Itchy_Robot

            I'm pretty sure it was the Engadget review. They were just as perplexed.

          • vitriolix

            In that same review they talked about how the panorama camera mode in 4.2 is a copy of the iOS 6 panorama, despite the fact that it was in Android 4.0 last year... any reviewer who missed basic facts like that loses a lot of credibility in my eyes.

    • impulse101

      Its way faster even pushing twice the pixels

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-Martin/100000077199240 Phillip Martin

      Engadget compared the two and the Nexus 10 won two benchmark (CF-Bench & Sunspider) and the Infinity won the rest (Quadrant, Antutu and Vellamo). The Infinity also won the battery test 9hr vs 7hr.

  • BrianLipp

    I hope they come out with a Transformer-esque dock for this thing (even without the extra battery) and actually take advantage of the connector and pins at the bottom, unlike every other Nexus device

    • Southrncomfortjm

      I'm with you. A solid Transformer like laptop dock and this is a really solid piece of hardware that could easily replace a netbook or small laptop. I think its a definite possibility too given the notches next to the 6 pin connector.

    • warcaster

      I'm hoping for an S-pen.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        Samsung will not license their s pen tech..

      • ddpacino

        The stylus additions in the Note 10.1 are through TouchWiz. I'm pretty sure Google will not be adding those goodies, so any ole stylus would work. I could be wrong though, but highly doubt it.

        • GazaIan

          Jellybean has official support for capacitive pens, but this tablet doesn't have an active digitizer so it wouldn't even matter.

          • ddpacino

            Well, Awesome! Thanks.

      • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

        Not really good since it doesn't have a wacom touch surface :(

        I'm really hoping for something like Galaxy Note 10.1 2, everything the same as Galaxy Note 10.1 except there should be an ultra-high res screen!

        • vitriolix

          A Nexus version of the Note and I'd just transfer my entire bank account to el Goog.

          • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

            It's probably going to cost more than $34

          • vitriolix

            Really? It took you more than a month to come up with that? :)

        • warcaster

          Same here. Waiting for next-gen Galaxy Note 10.1 with this resolution and an Exynos 5 Quad with Mali T628 I hope.

          But I would've much preferred a Nexus 10 like that, so I might have to wait until the next generation and see if they add an active pen to it, at least as an accessory.

          For people who like drawing, there's really no choice besides Samsung's S-pen enabled devices, and I really wish Google would make a Nexus device with such a high-quality pressure-sensitive pen.

    • Jon Langevin

      My Galaxy Nexus car dock takes advantage of the pins...

  • Wojciech Skrok

    Hey, before press release there was many rumors about "pinch to zoom" in Gmail app. Is this function exist?

    • http://twitter.com/navjotbatra Navjot

      That wasn't just a rumor, the actually apk was leaked as well. But the Verge's Nexus 4 review mentions that Gmail does indeed have pinch to zoom so it surely exists. We'll most likely get an update from the Play Store after November 13th for 4.x devices.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I haven't been able to get pinch to zoom working on the N10, but that's likely because everything fits on the screen.

  • L boogie

    Would there be a side by side comparison with the transformer infinity? Looking forward to add this to my tab collection along side the infinity for xmas though like the Asus champ, was looking forward to a 64GB edition, oh well.

    • Cherokee4Life

      i agree, I have an Infinity and wanted to see a side by side

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I can probably do that, especially considering the TF700 is the best Android tablet available to compare the N10's display with.

      • Tyson Young

        I know the wikipad isn't out, but when it comes out any chance to do a comparison between the N10 and the Wiki?

    • http://www.facebook.com/michaelgonzalez2012 Michael Gonzalez

      I currently have the N7 and am torn between a TF700 or the N10. I'd like to see a side by side review as well.

      • David Tarling

        Do yourself a favor and skip the Infinity, the slow internal memory is horrid

        • NemaCystX

          explains the lock ups and caching problems i have with mine... thinking of selling it and getting the N10

          • Greyhame

            This is actually why I'm considering selling my N7 16 GB. Wonder if the 32 GB version of the N7 would have the same problems.

          • Southrncomfortjm

            Better sell it soon. Before the N10 was announce I set up Swappa.com to send me new listings for all the Transformer tablets. It was quiet for a while, since the N10 announcement I've seen 5-10 new Transformer ads a day, so prices will be dropping fast.

        • http://www.Mikereviews.co.uk/ Mike Brown

          don't get me wrong I LOVE my Transformer.... but the memory issue is a bummer.

          • Adrian Meredith

            do what i did and get a super fast sd card and install the data2sd kernel. Its like a brand new device. My tf201 now actually lives up to the hype and is everything i always though it would be. Its actually now usable to browse the web.

      • impulse101

        Are you kidding me?? You are torn between those two? Maybe you can help me with my dilema, the car dealership is going to sell me either VW Jetta or an Audi A8. He is letting me get either one I want for $15k, which one should I get. I am torned between the cheaply made car that is real slow or this beautiful work of art that I should be paying $80k for. Please help me decide which one I should get. Thanks!

  • Sean Livingston

    Sounds really good. I'll buy one if the Lord wills. I have yet to buy a tablet and have held out for quite sometime.

  • Luis Gustavo Gonzalez Taboada

    Do you feel that "stretched feeling" even on tablet apps, since the resolution is so big?

    • vitriolix

      The resolution shouldn't make it feel any more stretched than other 10" tablet because the DIPs are going to be equivalent on each. That said, that is supposed to be how it works, I also would love to hear how it actually works.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Not any more than other 10" tablets.

  • Himmat Singh

    I am seriously considering getting this Nexus 10. Seems like it will have top-of-the-line hardware and specs for at least another year. Problem is how do I get it. /sigh

  • http://twitter.com/j_hollender Justin Hollender

    I'm selling my Transformer Infinity to pick one of these up. I have not been impressed with the performance on it at all, it is very sluggish compared to other devices, speakers are terrible, and there are hardly any nice cases for it.

    • NemaCystX

      freezing, sluggish, browser locks up, battery life is ok. but really the only thing I like about the Infinity right now is the screen (aside from the bleeding edges), 32GB storage and the GPU performance in games, but that is pretty much it, I actually miss my slower Galaxy Tab 10, it never locked up or performed this sluggish like the Infinity does. I'm thinking of selling it for like $300 and get the N10

      • Coleburns

        already sold mine for £350.The infinity wasn't bad, it just had some annoying habits. The point of the case is so on point though, was very frustrating.

  • El Niche

    Thanks for the impressions! I was looking forward to them as I sold my tablet thinking of picking this up.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Much more to come. Stay tuned. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    How does the dual core Exynos feel compared to other processors, like the quad core/dual core S4? Or even compared to the quad core Exynos? I know this is an upgraded chip compared to the previous dual core Exynos devices, just curious how it feels on Android ;)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I can't say how it is compared the the Exynos quad or S4, but will say this: it's fast and fluid. I've yet to feel it slow down. At all.

  • Chris

    The display does sound awesome, but what does it do to battery life?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Battery life is superb so far.

      • ddpacino

        I want the 32GB N7, and getting the N4 for sure. You're just making it hard for me to say NO to this beast. That screen...... I NEEDS!

  • shamu11

    How's the bezel? Good or bad?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I like it. Gives a nice area to grip the tablet without hitting the screen on accident.

      • ddpacino

        Isn't the bezel the same as the previous 10.1s from Samsung? Aside from the teeenie extra space for the speakers on the side, that is.

  • jusatin

    Looks ugly as shit..

  • Kevin C

    I was holding out for the 10" and am wondering with this not being a tegra 3 device how is it for games. I take a long bus ride to work each day so I will want to do some gaming with the device I buy and I was really impressed by the 7 that a co-worker has but I found it kinda small for my likes so hence I want a 10"

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      I wouldn't worry about performance at all. The main problem would be the games that get released as tegra exclusives.

      • GraveUypo

        i would worry. the hardware is excellent but the resolution is monstrous. i'm pretty sure this will perform considerably worse than a n7 in 3D gaming. if only they'd give us the option to render games at quarter screen resolution... they'd still look as good as they do in a 1280x800 tablet and would run blazing fast.
        i still want this, really really bad.

        just saw anadtech benchmarks. seems like there's nothing to worry about after all. it's still faster than a n7 despite having 4 times as many pixels to render. impressive stuff

        • DCMAKER

          yea but will that performance be enough for 2 years? Since tablets get only about 2 years life in use

          • GraveUypo

            well... it has a better chance at it than most current tablets.

    • http://twitter.com/nirvanaman_1985 sam

      the T-604 gives better performance than tegra 3 and support modern standards such as OpenGL ES 2.0, DirectX 11 and OpenCL 1.1.

      • Kevin C

        Been a while since I had a chance to get back online. That's good to know, thanks for the info and it seals the deal for me.

    • vitriolix

      The CPU/GPU in this is way more powerful than a Tegra 3. The TegaZone exclusives will be annoying, but those are usually only a limited time

  • Jeremy

    Does the tablet feel like a finger print magnet?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      The display is no different than any other: if you touch it, expect fingerprints. The oils from your hands can leave marks on the back, but it's not really noticeable and wipes off easily.

  • jpelgrom

    Imagine how terrible the Twitter-app will look like in landscape...

  • HellG

    I'm dieing to see Benchmarks of the New A15 chip, will that happen any time soon?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I'll include some in the review. Any benchmarking tools in particular you (or anyone else for that matter) would like to see?

      • Southrncomfortjm

        What? Benchmarks running at a premium now? Just do em all! Mega review incoming :P

        • DCMAKER

          100% agree...with this device their is no cheaping out on benchmarks!!! that includes internal FLASH!!!!

          • TylerChappell

            Yess! Do it, do them all, DO ALL THE BENCHMARKS, the whole 9 yards!
            Nenamark, Egypt, Quadrant, AnTuTu, RL Benchmark, Vellamo, GLBenchmark, etc!

      • HellG

        Antutu/Quadrant/GLBbenchmark and any webbrowser/HTML test will be amazing! thanks a lot cameron :))

        • DCMAKER

          definitely interested in web browsing testts

  • http://www.dsaif.tk/ Saif

    Someone said back is aluminum or something.. it looked shiny in leaked pics

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      haha, it's definitely not aluminum.

  • MKB

    Anyone wonder why this thing was outfitted with a 2560×1600 Res display but then seemingly gimped with HDMI rather than DisplayPort? Won't it be limited to a1080p output because of that?

    • https://plus.google.com/116879163037230501137/posts Cullen Maglothin

      I think the MiraCast stuff that is built into it would take care of that.

    • Anand Thakur

      HDMI 1.4 supports up to 4096x2160.

      • DCMAKER

        ahhh you beat me too it. Read the wikipedia article gents

    • Sorian

      I haven't seen a lot of projectors with DisplayPort on them, but HDMI is now becoming more standard.

  • slee823

    I'd love to get the N10 but I don't wanna limit myself to just 32GB. So I'll wait for the 64GB to be released hopefully soon.

  • Thomas

    Please talk about multi-user support and give it a thorough run through. A tablet is a super convenient device, but if you have to sign out of social media sites to resign in as another person it gets annoying.

    Plus, if this works well, I might want to get one for my parents and set everything up for them so they can BOTH have easy access to their email, bookmarks, and favorite apps.

    • AndyH_STi

      I don't believe multi-user support is included in the OS yet, I've read elsewhere that it will become available as an OTA update on 11/13.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Multi-user support isn't yet enabled. It should come shortly before the official release in an OTA. I'll probably have to do a separate piece about that after the update, unless of course I get it before the review is live (doubtful).

  • Soon_To_Be_Nexus_Owner

    I would love to own one of these on release day..... Do i have to purchase via the playstore or will there be B&M stores that carry them?

  • L boogie

    Definitely gonna be on the lookout for your (as well as other reviews) breakdown of this tablet especially how the new SoC handles current/upcoming games and live wallpapers with that fantastic display plus movies, music etc on the speaker though I'm looking to pick up some Bluetooth speakers just in case, got any suggestions Cameron on the speakers?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I love the Logitech UE Boombox. It sounds great, is portable, and shouldn't break the bank.

  • Soon_To_Be_Nexus_Owner

    Can you check Hulu support?

    • NemaCystX

      Yes, this would be a nice addition since Hulu supports all the Nexus devices so far

  • Matthew Fry

    What I don't understand is why they put a dual core Exynos in the 10 instead of a quad.... Yes it's like 100 bucks cheaper but I would have paid 50 extra bucks for it to be faster than the ipad.

    • BrianLipp

      dude, its A15, dual core is better than any other quad cores out there (all A9). Quad core A15 wont be available until (probably) at least middle of next year

  • Bruno Pedro

    why not make proper use of on screen buttons and make a setting to change the position of the buttons? we have this flexibility given by on screen buttons why not to use it?

  • Stefan

    N10 doesn't sounds as nice as N7, but I'll take it.

    • TylerChappell

      I assume and hope you are only talking about the name right? "Nexus Seven" does sound sleeker and roll off the tongue a little more nicely than "Nexus Ten"

  • Chris

    I'm sorry but I just don't believe the display can be that amazing. Had tmobile GS2 4.5" 800x480. Saw pixels but didn't bother me. Upgraded to note 2 and was very excited for the huge bump in res. This screen is great, don't get me wrong, but is it easier to read things and has my life improved? No, not really. If I wasn't a spec nerd I don't think I would have even noticed the improvement. ..


      than you are clueless if you can't notice a res boost from 800x480 to 720p. The got my first android phone when qHD came out. I told myself i'll be damned if i don't get gHD and wow qHD is so much better than 800x480. I am glad i did that and now there are 720p+ screens out and i am so happen to look forward to an upgrade in a year. I'll Nab a ARMv8 and a 720p or 800p screen.

      On top of that. I notice a huge difference between 1080p and 1200p. that is even smaller of a difference in res % and i despise looking those shit HD screen. Why i have been trying to sell my R4 to get a fabled R2 :/

  • Zak Taccardi

    Is "quick settings" customizable?

    • Greyhame

      My guess is that by the lack of answers to this popular question, they aren't. Hopefully I'm wrong!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson


  • Zak Taccardi

    Has anyone figured out if Quick Settings is customizable yet?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      It is not.

  • andy_o

    Does it have an actual headset output, meaning headphone plus mic? The nexus 7 doesn't, and none of the reviews said that, in fact many said it did without (presumably) even checking. Tapping on the mic is an easy test. Many people were fooled by the very sensitive mic on the nexus 7 when they just tested with their voice cause the tablet's mic still works when headsets are connected. Thanks for any info on this.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Do want. Unfortunately, there's just no justifying buying a Nexus 10 when I have a GNEX, Nexus 7 and 11.6 inch netbook. Maybe the netbook will take an unfortunate fall....

    • Jei Arc

      Sir you have just caused water damaged to my keyboard!!! and now are making think that my old tf101 might also take an "unfortunate fall" +10 to you.

      • Southrncomfortjm

        My apologies on the keyboard! :P My netbook would need to take the fall because my wife won't let me have any more tech toys. I also still need the netbook to work on, so it won't take a fall yet. However, if the N10 gets a really nice Transformer-like keyboard then all bets are off!

  • Maher Salti

    how is the battery life on the N10?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Pretty impressive thus far, especially considering the display.

  • Fatty Bunter

    On the Verge review, lag on web browsing looked absolutely horrid. How's your experience?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Still need to spend more time browsing with it to determine.

  • Derrick Hodges

    I've been waiting to upgrade my Xoom!

  • slee823

    I just read a story that the N10 may have WiFi connection problems. Have you experienced that in anyway?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Absolutely zero.

    • Kevin C

      There was an article on kotaku I believe about this and according to Google they were aware some of the ones shipped out for reviews had an issue with the Wifi but it was identified and address before production models where being shipped.

  • dol

    Moment of the truth:
    Pentile or IPS?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      It's IPS.

      • dol

        people on various sites are saying its a PLS matrix with classic rgb. Not pen tile and not ips

        • TylerChappell

          I too have been hearing that it is PLS. Considering Samsung's affinity for PLS displays in the past year, like those on their more expensive monitors, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it is in fact PLS.

  • georgiy shevchenko

    I wonder how will it handle gaming on such a crazy resolution (NOVA 3, Real Racing 2, Race of Champions etc)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I've already played Asphalt 7 on it for a while, and it was amazing. Looked great, and performed like a beast.

  • http://www.facebook.com/johndove John Dove

    Being made of plastic have you noticed any flexing or other build quality issues?

  • jamaall

    I feel like Samsung will make some accessories for this. I was disappointed with the nexus 7 that i couldn't find a dock for it. I really hope the nexus 10 gets a dock, keyboard, and that cool screen case we've seen in a video.

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  • Piyush

    does it have pressure sensor like Note II???

  • David Fleck

    Who wants to buy my Asus Transformer Prime because I need cash to give Google for this.

  • gbaby1211

    plans for a 64 gb? where did you get it? Giveaways coming? Give one to me cause i need it? or because i would die for it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/maxgurule Max Gurule

    Will this be available in retail stores on the 13th? I have a 12 hour flight on the 14th. I'd love to have this to kill some time...

  • Fran


    I like to read in the dark with black background and grey font. For this task amoled display is the best. I already know the Asus Tf700 display and I was a little dissapointed because of the blacks. Is the display similar to an IPS display in relation to black levels?


  • oneillperson

    $400 is a phenomenal price for a 10" tab of this caliber, let alone it being a Nexus! I don't see any compromises here, unlike with the N4. I'm really tempted.

  • aige

    Could you please let us know if it works with USB thumb drives and card readers? I would like to get one but need it to be able to transfer and backup photos from my DSLR. Thanks

  • Sergio


    could you check if USB OTG (on the go) cable works with a pendrive or card reader?

    If it works it would be very good news to those who plan to buy the 16Gb version and want to play some videos while travelling for example with a external pendrive.

  • udontsay

    So... can it make phone calls? :v

  • http://twitter.com/xavierdylan Dylan Xavier

    how about a picture of the tab with the back plastic removed and the magnets/grooves that hold it and a picture of the plastic bit

  • G.

    Waiting for the "mobile version".. wifi only is no good. Gimme H+ at least and you can take my money

  • http://pandd.heliohost.org/home Tomas Donovic

    That thing has pixel doubled my 13" MPB. Basically, my eyes are weeping

  • Fatty Bunter

    To say "nothing has been sacrificed here." is absolutely silly. I think the most obvious sacrifice is build materials. I bet the next version will better with that. Having said that, I will be buying this November 13th.

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

      checkout the video of some of the google devs talking about the Nexus 10. they explain why they chose plasic over metal. before watching the video i would have said the same thing ,but it isnt cheap plastic nor does it feel like it is. plus it makes it very light.

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

    im sure you will but can you test game performance like Riptide GP, DeadZone, ShadowGun, Expendable Rearmed


  • Josiah

    Can you connect the Nexus 10 to a TV

  • zps

    Does anyone know if headset buttons work on the Nexus 10? I'm returning the Nex 7 because the buttons don't work.