02
Jan
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Like riding a roller coaster, it seems like ordering Nexus devices from the Play Store is full of its ups and downs. Today, it's up! At least, for the 16GB and 32GB Nexus 10 for U.S. customers. The two tablets have just gone back in stock via Google's storefront. There is even an encouraging "Ships in less than one week" disclaimer. Ordering seems to be working flawlessly at the moment, though, there isn't a huge rush right now. Still, if you're looking to get one, this would be a good time.

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As you probably already know, the 16GB costs $399 and 32GB costs $499. Customers will be told that they will not be charged until their orders have shipped, however it looks like pending charges may still appear on your account, so be careful if you're planning to order with cards that do not have funds available yet.

Source: Play Store (16GB, 32GB)

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • William Anderson

    The Nexus 10 is good and all, but the price is a little out of range, even if it is high definition in the world of high definition. The back moves a bit if you push on it, and I heard the hardware isn't that good. Otherwise, I wanted it, but settled with the Nexus 7 (totally worth it).

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

      Mine doesn't flex, it actually feels as solid as my phone.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

      Wow, really?

      The Nexus 10 is the best 10 inch Android tablet on the market right now. The two most important things on a device like this that will dictate how much you enjoy your experience on it, the screen and the speakers, are much further ahead than anything else out there (including the Retina iPad). Not only that, it has the first true A15 based dual core processor, 2 GB of RAM, a beefy GPU that bests anything else available right now, and one of the more understated features, extremely quick NAND memory (seriously, check out the IO scores, the storage memory in this thing FLIES). Add to that fact it's produced by Samsung with software directly provided and supported by Google, with the newest version of Android and guaranteed quick updates for at least the next 18 months.

      Yes, some first batch devices have some issues, which can all be exchanged hassle-free by Google. My launch Nexus 10 is flawless, and many others are too.

      The starting price is $399, which comes in 100 dollars less than the Retina iPad, as well as many of the other 10 inch Android tablets with much weaker specs (1280x800 screen, Tegra3, 1 GB Ram, slower NAND). And you think it should be cheaper?

    • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

      Also, you speak as if you actually own the device by saying "the back moves a bit if you push on it". Please stop making generalizations about a product you do not own. If you do not believe me, you may come over my house for some apple juice and crackers and feel the solid back of my Nexus 10 all you want.

    • BangIShotYou

      Wait, so you don't actually own a Nexus 10 but you're talking about the back moving as if you do own it and know firsthand? Also, "I heard" is NOT the same as "is true".

      And that's ignoring the fact that spec for spec, hardware wise, it's got the best specs on the market. Heck, just the quality of the screen alone tops EVERYTHING else on the market in the same category (10" tablets).

      Price wise it's not high at all. Is $399 (16 GB) and $499 (32 GB) a little pricey for an impulse buy? Yes. But factoring in the quality of the hardware and the software support directly from Google and you're getting a huge bargain any way you look at it. And I say this as a Nexus 7 (32 GB WiFi model) owner.

      I love my Nexus 7 but suffice it to say within the next month I'll also be purchasing a Nexus 10 (32 GB) for myself.

    • casinrm

      There's nothing that comes even close to this spec for spec.
      The closest match, the Transformer 700:
      Tegra 3 A9 vs. Exynos 5 A15
      Tegra's whatever GPU vs. Mali T604
      $500 vs. $400
      1920 x 1200 vs. 2560 x 1600
      Delayed updates with little extra features vs. stock Android.

  • Kozmod

    Thanks for the heads up, just ordered mine!

  • ChrisLH

    Thanks! Any word on a 3G version?

  • lagnis

    Ordered mine from Wal-Mart. Had enough of Google Play hassles and poor customer service.

    • primalxconvoy

      The Japanese Play store listed the current nexus phone, complete with stats but never had it for sale.... Ever. When I pointed this out to Google, they agreed and apologised.

      I gave up trying to order nexuses after that. Seems to me that Google is only interested in selling them to developers and isn't interested in selling them to the public.

  • James Jordan

    what's better this or the samsung galaxy tab 2?

    • HotInEER

      Please tell me your joking?

    • Jon1123

      THE NEXUS 10 IS 5 TIMES BETTER THAN THE GALAXY NOTE 10.1 did that answer your question?

  • http://twitter.com/MysteryMannnnn Mystery Man

    wheres the nexus 4!

  • http://www.facebook.com/LukasHetzi Lukas Hetzenecker

    Yey! Mine's already on the way (to Austria ;) )

  • nexus4love

    sorry guys but the galaxy note 10.1 beats this!

    • GazaIan

      with TouchWiz, the Note 10.1 already lost.

      • nexus4love

        with note 10.1 s-pen the features present in touchwiz make it amazing. and heck if you dont like touchwiz freeze it and download nova or launcher of ur choice..equally smooth. all in all..the note 10.1 can do everything the nexus 10 can do but sadly i cant say vice versa.

      • primalxconvoy

        Just install another launcher and you're Golden. At least Samsung devices are easier to get then nexus ones.

    • Jon1123

      yea with a much slower cortex a9 processor, a much slower last gen gpu, a much lower res screen, a much lower ppi, slower wifi, no nfc,shittier speakers, hideous touchwiz on ttop of old slow laggy android 4.0, and a smaller batter the galaxy note 10.1 is better. a matter of fact since lower specs and capability make a device better lets stop inventing/innovating now and just start bring backolder devices. Im so excited for the launch of the galaxy s2 and the iphone 4s this year. THERE GOING TO CHANGE EVERYTHING. lol get lost fanboy the gnote 10.1 is a piece of shit especially compared to the nexus 10.

      • nexus4love

        lmao..clearly u havent dont your research you noob,,go see any benchmark tests online and u'll see the note 10.1 comes OVER the nexus 10...and u clearly havent seen the note 10.1 jelly bean update which packs a ton of features and a even SMOOTHER experience overall..and fyi u idiot the speakers on the note 10.1 are LOUDER than the nexus 10 please see video reviews on youtube comparing the 2. want a link u noob? here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU26u3sY3A4

        fyi: the ppi may be good on the nexus 10..but the colours are washed out and if you head over to xda to look at the n10 forums...u'll see all the complains about LAG, THERMAL THROTTLING, REEBOTS, FREEZING, making all games lag..heck..even scrolling thru homescreens is a lag on the nexus 10. sure it has a high ppi but it clearly cant handle it causing a lack in performance. so next time before u waste ur time commenting please do some homework boy.

        • Jon1123

          I can tell by your complaints that your and idiotic gnote 10.1 ownwer who needs to troll on people who were smart enough not to waste there money on that piece of shit to make himself feel better about his purchase.ok so theres some defective devices when it first came out (SOME). the gnote was an absolute wreck wen it first came out and ive used my brothers it was just terrible. and all those "features" are useless additions that mean nothing to anyone. all of thos issues you discussed were taken care of in 4.2.1. face it ur tablet a worthless pice of shit and your just mad because your a poor worthless welfare junkie that can afford something better like a nexus 10.
          'the ppi may be good on the nexus 10..but the colours are washed out and if you head over to xda to look at the n10 forums...u'll see all the complains about LAG, THERMAL THROTTLING, REEBOTS, FREEZING, making all games lag..heck..even scrolling thru homescreens is a lag on the nexus 10. sure it has a high ppi but it clearly cant handle it causing a lack in performance. so next time before u waste ur time commenting please do some homework boy.'

  • Supermann1

    Wow, 399$ for the 16GB modell in the US.

    The cheapest in Norway is currently 636$ and it har not arrived yet...

  • josh

    Just ordered mine a few minutes ago. Played with an ipad for a few days, best buy having no restocking fee,I returned it. I have a gs3 and while the ipad was r really still a nice piece of hardware the third party Google apps were bad thus making tablet to phone integration poor.

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