Most new-device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.
Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.
For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few weeks or months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.
So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.
Our Nexus 10 review went live just after Google released the tablet in November. At the time, it turned a lot of heads. Although its processor was never the most powerful, with a 2,560 by 1,600 pixel resolution, its display was incredibly impressive. And it’s a 10.055-inch Android tablet, direct from Google. What’s not to get excited about?
It has now been over six months since the Nexus 10 was first released. Our unit has passed through a couple hands, seen various custom strains of Android, and it even ran the Ubuntu Touch developer preview for a short while. And a lot has changed since November. Quad-core and even octa-core (sort of) chipsets are standard in most Android devices; newer tablets have released; And Google has put its focus on bringing better content to larger Android devices into overdrive.
How is Google’s ultra high-res tablet holding up against the competition? Does Android still have some ground to make up in the tablet space? Watch episode 18 of After The Buzz to find out!