Posts tagged with: Nexus 10

The Samsung-made Nexus 10 is the first tablet around running a processor based on Cortex A15 cores. It debuted alongside the Nexus 4 in the fall of 2012, where it brought Google's tablet lineup a full-sized, high-res alternative to the Nexus 7. The Nexus 10's ten-inch LCD display has a stunning 2560×1600 resolution, more than capable of handling any HD content. Unlike the Nexus 7 with its 3G option, the Nexus 10 remains WiFi-only for the moment.

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    In confirming the new Nexus 7 today, Google put to bed a lot of rumors that have been keeping us busy during the preceding weeks. Now that it's official, we clearly need a new Nexus model to start dominating our thoughts; that obviously includes a new Nexus phone, but what about another tablet? Reportedly, Google's Sundar Pichai has already been talking about plans for a new Nexus 10. While we haven't heard anything from Pichai publicly, The Wall Street Journal's Amir Efrati has been recounting his experience at today's Google event on Twitter, and mentions that Pichai advised that a ...

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    Android 4.3 is upon us. It's no game-changer by any means, but it still has a number of interesting things to offer, and any Android fan worth his or her salt is going to be itching to try out this latest build. Google announced that updates would be on their way for the Nexus 4, old Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and the GSM Galaxy Nexus, but at least here in the US, tapping away at the "Check now" button on a Nexus 4, we haven't seen any arrive just yet. We know it should only be a matter of hours, but if you just can't wait, some Android 4.3 factory images have hit Google's Android Developers site. ...

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    Samsung, like with its smartphones, has successfully saturated the tablet market with various models and brands that cover a wide array of sizes, specifications, price points, and unique features. The latest of those tablets is the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. Oddly enough, the Tab 3 10.1 is strikingly similar to the Tab 2 10.1, on paper. The only major difference is the use of an Intel Atom processor and an ever-so-slightly smaller battery. The 16GB model retails for $399. Unsurprisingly, Samsung also offers another 10-inch tablet in the same price range, although it's sold directly by Google – ...

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    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 ...

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    I need a beer, and I'm sure many of you need a drink as well. If this was five years ago, I'd be by my second pack of cigarettes, and it has to do with how furious I am right now. Let me explain why: For starters, I wish I could express in words how long it took me to love Android. My first device was a Google Nexus One, and man, even though I started off at the right foot, it rarely ever felt that way. What a gorgeous phone and what a great experience overall, as long as I didn't turn it on. Froyo and Gingerbread were just stale and cartoony no matter how much I tried to love the device. ...

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    The Nexus 10 is somewhat the "odd man out" in Google's lineup of Nexus hardware. While a good value for what it is, its $400 price tag makes it much less the impulse buy than the $200 Nexus 7, or even the $300 Nexus 4. Is it still managing to attract a following? Well, Google may not be sharing official sales figures, but one analyst has found some data that could be of use in making an educated guess, and the figure it leads to ends up sounding pretty modest. The estimate rests on the Nexus 10's unusual 2560 x 1600 resolution, giving it a screen size described by the OS as "xlarge" and a ...

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    Yesterday we got disappointing news about Samsung's tablet prospects, with some leaked data on the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 mentioning some pretty weak hardware specs. Don't worry, as Samsung apparently has plenty of other tablet plans, and there could also be some much more respectable hardware on the way. To that end, some info about a Samsung tablet code-named Roma has leaked today, and it looks like we could be seeing another model very much like the Nexus 10. From the dual-core Exynos 5 to the 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 display, Roma's specs align nicely with what we're familiar with from ...

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    At first, maybe it was cute: Google was still new to its role as a retailer, and Nexus hardware would go up for sale without matching accessories available. But then that started becoming a running theme, and devices like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 saw their accessories added to the Play Store months, if not the better part of a year after the hardware's initial release. It doesn't look like Google's learned any lessons, as this annoying trend continues today, with the Nexus 10's case finally going up for sale. The good news is that it's pretty affordable. The full-sized "Book Cover" snaps ...

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    How much do you love Google Play? Are you seriously digging the new 4.0 Play Store app redesign? Do you tell your friends about all the great app deals you find? Why not channel that enthusiasm into some free stuff, and take advantage of the contest Google just got rolling? Google wants you spreading the word about the Play Store, so it's giving away 21 Nexus devices - including a mix of Nexus 10, 7, and 4 models - as well as 100 $10 Play Store gift cards, just for tweeting about what your favorite Google Play stuff is. This offer is good for US residents only, and while that's not ...

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    Ubuntu for Tablets and Phones has consumed my life for the past 30 hours. Canonical announced a developer preview would be arriving yesterday, and when it hit, I dropped everything I was doing and flashed it to the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. I've been playing with it ever since and have mostly good things to say – keeping in mind it is a developer preview and far from any sort of stable release. In its tablet form, Ubuntu 12.10 Touch isn't all that different from the phone version. The home screen layout is horizontal, versus the vertical layout on smaller tablets and phones. There ...

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    Ready to try out the latest smartphone and tablet OS to hit the scene? It's still very much in development, and this preview is not intended for immediate use as a daily driver, but if you want a peek at what could be the next big thing in mobile platforms, the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview has just arrived for Galaxy Nexus (GSM only), Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 devices. The installation process is relatively straightforward, but it also assumes a certain level of comfort with Ubuntu and working with the command line shell; there's no point-and-click Windows or Mac app to deploy the ...

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    The Android 4.2.2 roll-out process has started this week and users of the LG-made Google Nexus 4, Asus-made Nexus 7, Samsung-made Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus are receiving their OTA notifications as we speak (or are already enjoying the point update on their devices). Android 4.2.2 factory images are up for anyone to grab for the devices above. Make sure to download and save them in a safe place as they'll help you revert to stock should anything you do on your phone result in unwanted results. Also, those who have not yet received the OTA notification can head over to the source link and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent improvements to the Google Now service for current Jelly Bean users. Then we talk Nokia, and the sad news that all the recent tablet rumors were pretty much just a good thing to dream about. Then we move to LG as they've just confirmed that their Optimus G Pro is going to show Samsung just how well the Galaxy Note II can be copied. Wireless charging is next as Michael Fisher walks us through the way to get it on your Galaxy S III today. We end today's show talking about Motorola's X Phone, and how Google in contributing in ...

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    The latest update to Android 4.2 Another Flavor of Jelly Bean has started to roll out to select Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 devices. Suspiciously absent are reports of an update for Google's latest flagship device, the Nexus 4. This version, 4.2.2, is a 0.0.1 update to the operating system and weighs in around 46MB (depending on which device you're installing it on), so to say it's a "minor update" is a bit of an understatement. The code hasn't yet hit the AOSP, so custom-ROMs based on it aren't being developed just yet. In the meantime, if you own the GSM variety of the Galaxy ...

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    The report according to which Android 4.2.2 was supposed to land mid-February turned out to be right as the refresh is reportedly being pushed out to Nexus devices, namely the GSM Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 tablets. While we haven't received the update yet there are more and more reports that seem to confirm its existence. The build is JDQ39 but at the moment there is no exact information on what it contains. We can definitely expect some bugfixes and performance enhancements but whether the Bluetooth fix is included is yet unknown. We'll let you know once the refresh hits ...

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    A Bluetooth fix was mentioned by a certain Google employee which could be one of the features in the upcoming Android 4.2.2 update -- spotted in the wild on Nexus 4 devices -- but unfortunately the new Android codes we've seen over the weekend appear in AOSP are not referring to this point-update. According to reports, unnamed Google employees rocking a Nexus 4, 7, 10, and Galaxy Nexus phones are currently testing Android 4.2.2. International Business Times claims to have tested the updates and concludes that it's "minuscule at best, with minimal changes to security and bugs". Should be ...

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    If your phone or tablet is in Google's Nexus family you can quickly and easily restore your device to the latest, stock image. If you've already applied a custom ROM and don't want it anymore, want to force an update to the lastest version of Android, or even convert your YAKJUxx Galaxy Nexus to a TAKJU or YAKJU version for faster OTA updates, this is how you do it. Before we get started, following these instructions will wipe what's on your device, and anytime we talk about flashing there's a risk (albeit slight) that your device may never wake up again. Proceed at your own risk. Next, ...

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    CyanogenMod is one of my favorite Android-based custom ROMs, as previous articles will attest. Earlier this week the CyanogenMod team hit a major milestone with their 10.1 builds, based on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1: CyanogenMod 10.1 M1. In the past the CM team released builds somewhat haphazardly, with experimental builds showing up whenever they felt like it. More recently they've turned to a "nightly" build cycle where code from the previous day is compiled and distributed in "Nightly" builds. These builds are described as being experimental and "probably broken", and should only be used ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent announcement of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, which will apparently make the iPad mini look overweight. Sony later takes the spotlight again as rumors of their first phablet emerge as well. The Nexus 10 goes next as it seems we'll see a minor hardware refresh at MWC 2013. An iPhone math, yes weird name included, is next as apparently Apple is working on a larger iPhone prototype. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Announces 10.1-Inch Full HD Xperia Tablet Z - Sony Leak Foretells Six-Inch-Plus Handset - Hardware-Refreshed ...

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    If you've had your ear to the ground over the past day or so, you know the Galaxy Note 8.0 is all but assured a grand unveiling at MWC 2013 in Barcelona next month. Sources say the tablet will come with a 5MP rear-facing camera, probably some form of Exynos processor, and -of course- an 8-inch display with a rumored 1280x800 resolution. That's not all that exciting on the surface: we've seen those specs, or variations thereon, spread across many devices already. But bundling them together inside one chassis, especially one bearing the prestigious Note sub-brand, is exciting. Samsung is no ...

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    When we reviewed the Samsung-made Nexus 10, we noted that, despite being relatively pleased with the tablet's real-world performance, its benchmark figures really didn't seem all that impressive. That's not entirely surprising, considering the huge number of pixels the hardware needs to drive with that 2560 x 1600 resolution. Is Google already thinking about giving the tablet a little upgrade to help give performance an extra boost? That's the rumor we're hearing this afternoon, with talk about a new chipset debuting for the Nexus 10 at the MWC. Bright Side Of News claims to have had the ...

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    January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we've got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly. Today, Joe Levi and Anton D. Nagy each return to the podcast to talk rumored Sony Xperia tablets, LG Windows Phones, and the will-it-never-die speculation surrounding a cheap iPhone. Also making the cut: the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Huawei Ascend W2, and some far-out pseudo-news regarding LG's supposed "Nexus 5" and "Nexus 7.7." All that, ...

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    This message might self-destruct in the next couple of minutes. You seriously just never know when it comes to Google's ability to meet demand when it comes to their new Nexus line-up. The Nexus 4 is hit-or-miss when it comes to trying to buy one on Google's Play Store, and the same story proved true with the Nexus 10 for a while. As it turns out the Nexus 10 is now available again on the Google Play Store. Now since the last time that Google did the same thing with the Nexus 4, the fun lasted for around eight minutes (and I'm not forgetting digits there), we hope this story doesn't repeat ...

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    It's that time again when we slowly need to get used to writing a new number when mentioning dates; luckily thanks to our smart devices we don't need to go out and look for a 2013 wallet calendar, unless we really want to. It's that time when we look back at what happened this year, with all the goods and bads, and anxiously look forward to what next year might bring. As usual here at Pocketnow we're happy to tell you what we think, and we're excitedly waiting to hear your opinions, in our upcoming series which will contain both 2012 recaps and 2013 predictions. We'll have something for ...

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    The Nexus 10 is the newcomer to the Nexus family, as such it's been very near to the top of the CyanogenMod list to receive some custom ROM goodness! Nightly builds of CM10.1 are coming regularly, though, as you should expect, they're not perfect -- not yet. The nightly we tested was fast, stable, and benchmarked fairly well. It was faster in Quadrant but slower in Geekbench, when compared to the stock ROM (stock scores are noted in parenthesis). Quadrant: 5213 (4193) Geekbench 2: 2423 (2454) Most of the CM goodies have been applied, though some Trebuchet settings didn't seem to apply ...

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