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Samsung Nexus 10 gets shown off in photos!

0. phoneArena 26 Oct 2012, 13:40 posted on

Google's upcoming high-resolution 10.1" tablet has been revealed in photos. Check it out to see what Samsung and Google have in store for us Monday...

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posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:53 2

9. chronopc (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)

The design reminds me a lot of the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the color choice looks to have taken inspiration from the original Nexus One. For me personally, it's not a very sexy design. But in all honesty, most people are going to put this in the case, so the design isn't too big of a deal. I do like that there are speakers and they are facing forward. I never understood why Asus insists on only one speaker and have it point backwards.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:59

62. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

I definitely see the design ideas pulled from the Nexus One.

I think it's a bit ugly. It might grow on me, but maybe not. I tend towards simplicity. I hate Apple's software, but most of their devices look great. (The exceptions being anything colorful or the black iPhone 5. Particularly the back. Ew.)
And at the end of the day, I really could care less what the case of the tablet looks like. As long as the hardware is good, I'll consider buying one. I have few doubts that the software will be good -- it's a Nexus.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:53 1

10. moanismk (unregistered)

Looks like A MAJORLY REVAMPED version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, ME GUSTAAAAAA!
BUT, the color mix is just a bit meh for me...... Should've gone with all silver, or black and white, or something else (depending on your taste)......

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:54 1

11. ryan5609 (Posts: 107; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

Kind of unrelated, but if they can make a 10.1 inch tablet with a 2560 x 1600 resolution for likely under $500, why cant I get a 2560 x 1600 computer monitor for under $1000? I know the monitors are larger (usually 27 inch+) but it seems like it would be less expensive to cramp less pixels into a larger area. Am I wrong?

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:51 1

39. nicholassss (Posts: 366; Member since: 10 May 2012)

I just bought a TV to use as a monitor.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:52

59. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

My thoughts exactly. I want a 4Kx2K monitor already. I think it's because the monitor market is dying and they're just taking what they can.
There's also the fact that video cards up until now didn't support over 2560x1600 on a single display.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:57 4

12. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

What's with the hybrid UI?
I thought that was only for ~7" tablets, the full tablet UI fits 10.1" much better.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:06

20. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Yeah, so much wasted space on the bottom. The notification bar is silly on the top for large tablets.
Even the lockscreen doesn't look quite right. I'm hoping that this is not real.
The bezel is too big. I'm really not liking the looks of this.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:52

40. nicholassss (Posts: 366; Member since: 10 May 2012)

I dont mind the color or the shape, but that bezel is what sticks out most to me too.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:39

55. chronopc (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)

Totally agree. I love the hybrid UI on the Nexus 7 since I almost always use it in portrait mode. But for a full size tablet, I'm always going to be using it in landscape so I would much rather have the tablet UI.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 13:58

13. Aeires (unregistered)

Bit of a quandary over this. The appearance isn't making it something I'd consider buying but it's a Nexus so it's worth buying. I rooted my TF101 last night with CM10 so I'll have to see how that pans out before considering a new tablet.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:01 2

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5704; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

being that this is probably going to be my next tablet i'm going to have some critical opinions about it. i think the design is fine but it's not really my style and i'm let down by that. i wanted a more angular design with nice materials but this is too...Samsung. why couldn't it have been a Motorola? something that's befuddling me here is that Google is going backwards in Tablet UI Philosophy. i remember when they announced Honeycomb that they were proud of the Action Bar and that they had created something more suitable for a Tablet and not just a blown up Smartphone UI and they nailed it, it was good, it needed some refining like they were doing with ICS but then Jelly Bean came on the N7 and they introduced this UI and it made sense for a smaller tablet but for a 10.1"? no, i want my Action Bar.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:03

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5704; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

specs look like exactly what i want though so kudos there.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:41 2

31. alfiehp21 (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

I'm with you in the UI. Why they keep pushing for the phablet UI, i'd like to see the angular bar, and just one screen "black bar" instead of too. Same case for the N7. I'm planning on buying one, and the first thing i'm going to put it's a custom rom, with a true tablet UI.

Overall though, nice specs, defintely going to my wish list!

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:13

45. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

I think the reason apple are successful is because the ui is same across all device which makes it easy for anyone to pick any device from iPod to iPad up... I think Google is doing the same by trying to keep the ui consistent and should also mean that 1 update for all... Not an update for phones and another update for tablet... The most important thing is to get more tablet optimised apps cause apps is where you will be spending most off your time... It's why people accept the boring ios ui because of the great apps and that's where most of the time is spent... If the price is right I will get it but I ask what's the point of such a high res screen if majority of the apps will just be stretched out phone apps.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:57

60. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5704; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i don't think that's true. the UI needs to be practical according to the size of the device and i don't know about you but on something as big as a 10.1" or larger even i don't want to always have to unhand the device to get to the function keys or to slide down the notification bar. large 16:10 tablets are too unweildy for that and in this case the design of the UI doesn't change the kind of app support the Tablets get. the only issues here are the placement of the function keys and the inclusion of a slide down notification bar.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 12:13

103. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Agree with you that tablet ui should be different but I think Google have seen that keeping ui consistent is important especially if you going after the non geeks... People like us are who spend are time on this site's etc are a small percentage of people. Still think that apps need to be optimised for Android ASAP... There are so many apps out there that just use the phone app and has so much wasted space... Am sure the screen will look awesome but what's the point of the apps don't take advantage... It's like having a hd tv with no hd content.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 14:05

106. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5704; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

app optimization is a non-issue in this particular case. the location of the clock and function keys and whether or not there's a slide down notification tray doesn't change anything about how the app performs.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 14:21

108. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Like i said I agree that for larger screens a different ui makes sense for us but the Google are going after the iPad market where consistency is key and that's what I think Google are trying to do... For people like us who probably use xda etc will likely find a way to get the old tablet ui jsut like you can do with the nexus 7... I know apps got nothing to do with os ui but am just saying that apps need to be improved for Android tablets.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:05 2

19. frydaexiii (Posts: 1422; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Why is it still using the phone styled soft button/Status bar? I mean I understand why they put that for the Nexus 7, but for a 10 inch tablet?

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:17 1

22. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

i really hope this thing is fake, its ugly as hell. plus wtf why does it have a hybrid UI?? its a 10 inch

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:24

23. Sakeem (Posts: 410; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

Based on looks, i dont like it. Hopefully it performs well enough for me to get past the looks of this thing b/c i have high hopes for this tablet. And hopefully, it comes in other colors.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:34

27. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

16Gb of internal memory only..

Huge fail IMO

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:45 1

37. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

It looks like HTC One X Tablet

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 14:49 3

38. dorianb (Posts: 569; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

That's a H-U-G-E bezel !!!

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:58

61. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5704; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i think they're kind of necessary on Tablets.
nice avatar picture.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 18:45

77. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

So King, I rooted my brothers phone and it said in Odin it was successful, but when it rebooted it got stuck on the boot screen. It's been on there for about 5 minutes. I looked on some XDA forums, tried a few methods to fix it, none worked so far. Do you have any idea?

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 19:41

79. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5704; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i'm not sure why it would do that after rooting but i know sometimes it'll take a really long time to boot up after doing such things. o:

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 20:09

80. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

It's been 20 minutes since I last restarted it, still on the boot screen. Does it really take this long sometimes?

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 20:55

81. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5704; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

nah, not 20 minutes. it seems like you soft bricked it somehow but i don't understand how that happened from just a rooting process.

here. try this.http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/revert-to-stock-and-fix-soft-brick-on-samsung-galaxy-s-blaze-4g/

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 21:18

83. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

It failed.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 02:59 1

96. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10309; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Then it's bricked. :/

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 06:48

100. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

This makes me sad. How does one brick a phone just from rooting? I followed the steps word for word, Odin said it was successful, but on rebooting it wouldn't go past the boot screen.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:25

50. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Hm... the look really isn't impressive...

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 15:33

52. imkyle (Posts: 1065; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

I love Samsung phones (Galaxy Nexus personal phone) but this tablet needs to be redesigned.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:03

63. GoBears (Posts: 447; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Love it. Can't wait. Thanks Samsung.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:25 1

66. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

google should have used sony :( sony makes good looking products :\


posted on 26 Oct 2012, 16:46

68. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5704; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

even though i'm not a fan of the design i will just say that design does happen to matter a little less with me being that this is a Nexus. i will probably still get this especially if the specs turn out to be what they are rumored to be at this time which seems likely.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 17:03

70. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)

I'm probably going to get this tablet.. but the design is very unimpressive and the color is "hor-awful" to quote the great Charles Barkley. The rumored specs and the fact that it is a Nexus product (updates!) makes it irresistible though.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 17:05 1

72. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Great specs and all, but the design is kind of pitiful... Hopefully this is an early prototype and the tablet that is ready for launch on Monday looks a bit better.

I'm looking forward to the Exynos 5250 :)

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 17:47

73. Iphone4 (unregistered)

look cheap. same as note 10.1 price have be low otherwise flop

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 17:57

74. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

the reason why samsung needs a new designer!!! that devices doesnt look good... and dont look very premium!!! very plastic....

thats why i want a nexus device made by sony coz sony makes really awesome-looking devices!! really sytlish and elegant!

hope this wont be the final product! coz this is not pleasing! and oh my gosh about the bezel!!!

sammy, please get a new designer that is really an artist!

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 06:54

101. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

This is what I've been saying for a while now. Sony, HTC, or Motorola would've been the best choices to make Nexus, even LG is acceptable as of late. Samsung has great specs, but they are a let down on the design.

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 18:23 1

75. a961009 (Posts: 120; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)

Is it only me who thinks the design is good??

posted on 26 Oct 2012, 23:19

93. Arwen8 (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

Most probable pricing:

16 GB - 379$
32 GB - 429$
64 GB - 499$

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 02:37

95. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

By the looks of it, its kinda ugly for my taste. The Gnote 10.1 is the way to go for looks in my personal taste.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 10:38

102. Srinivas (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)

Nexus phones & tablets are often endowed with plain raw forms. I believe this would definitely be the final version . Looking f'ward towards a great performance & improved functionality to compete with Windows RT tablets ( P.S. -It'd be still no match to the functionality of windows pro tablets ).Price may be an important factor to determine the sale of this tablet .

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 14:09

107. AlexWII (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)

If it will be really the final design.... think that Apple, Amazon and Microsoft will have no fear of competition.. who would like such tablet ?

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 18:06

109. The_Innovation (Posts: 601; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Can someone tell me what that tablet is? :)


posted on 27 Oct 2012, 18:38

111. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5704; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

it's the Motorola XOOM.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 08:02 1

112. mio15 (Posts: 37; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)

Sadly this looks a lot like Samsung build quality :(

Would be great to have a Nexus 10 from ASUS.
Despite that it is only fair that Google goes hand in hand with not just only one manufactor. (LG, ASUS, Samsung). I wonder what a Motorola Nexus 10 maybe would look like.


posted on 28 Oct 2012, 09:33

113. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)

its fake because the jellybean 10-inch UI is different and has notifications on the bottom, i know because i have rooted galaxy 8.9 and the UI is DEFINITELY not this one.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 22:59

114. raphz (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)

UGLY... but still it's samsung original design :)

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