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Watch 5 seconds of the Google Nexus 10 in action

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Watch 5 seconds of the Google Nexus 10 in action
We have a video for you to see that we know is going to interest you. The great thing is that it won't take that much of your time, only 5 seconds. That is the length of a video on YouTube that shows the beastly Google Nexus 10 tablet in action. We won't see the tablet being introduced on Monday as we had hoped thanks to Hurricane Sandy (aka Frankenstorm), and we doubt that 5 seconds of video will replace seeing the tablet being introduced. Still, until Google reschedules its media event, it is the best that we can offer.

The Google Nexus 10 is built by Samsung and was known internally as "Manta". The 2560 x 1600 resolution on the 10 inch screen brings a 299ppi pixel density to the device which surpasses the 264ppi figure on the third-generation Apple iPad 3. While under the hood is a dual-core 1.7GHz Exynos processor, it is a 5250 which makes it a Cortex A-15 chip that actually outperforms the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. The ARM Mali-T604 GPU also provides outstanding performance. In other words, this is the Android tablet that can compete with the Apple iPad in a different way that those low-priced 7 inch models do.

If you want to check out the Google Nexus 10, grab some popcorn, sit back and click the play button. Don't blink or you might miss it.

source: YouTube, BriefMobile via MobileSyrup

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posted on 27 Oct 2012, 19:24 12

1. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

I love everything about this tablet, but I'll have to observe the design a bit more. I was a little disappointed when I saw the leaks and it seems to be the set design. Anyway still excited to finally see a good android tablet with a great resolution. Go Samsung and Google!

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 19:48 8

6. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

This is a beast and its gonna rock iPad's world out of orbit!
What's striking is its resemblance to the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet which is no surprise as this is built by Sammy!
Sammy is going to munch on Apple!

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 19:56

10. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

Yeah I was thinking that it looked quite similar to the other Samsung Note and Galaxy Tablets, but I do believe as well that it is one beast of a tablet way better than the ipad and just to think of it having jelly bean with the butter project makes me want to get my hands on it right away!

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 20:13 4

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13096; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

That's funny. That's very funny.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 20:07 5

11. MeoCao (unregistered)

I think people often take Apple's design as standard and are uncomfortable with designs that do not follow it.

Google always have their own style and I like their designs, this Nexus 10 is not an exception: light, thin, premium material and it looks great (the scratchy prototype made it look worse though).

But with such high unprecedented resolution, I hope Google Play will have some killer apps for N10 at launch.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 19:24

32. therealestmc (Posts: 328; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

you mean premium plastic. If it's made by Samsung, it will be plastic.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 21:18

14. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

i mean i was dissapointed when the Nexus 7 comes with a phone UI , but google says its supposed to be like that because its 7 inch
But why the hell this 10 inch high resolution tablet comes with that farking UI ?

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 06:15 2

21. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

You are missing the point here buddy. Design, You mentioned design two times, so i won't dare make the mistake you did... It's all about that EXYNOS 5250 here dude. The fastest, or i should use BEST in all benchmarks. And it only needed to show 5sec worth, to prove a point.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 16:53

28. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Dual Core Cortex A15 beats Quad Core Krait? You have gotta be bloody kidding me!

As for T-604. We will have to wait and watch. But I ""guess"" Adreno 320 will win.

BTW, Are 5 secs ""really"" enough to make a decision about performance?

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 19:27

33. therealestmc (Posts: 328; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

The Krait is also a customized A15, so not it won't be better or faster than a quad core krait.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 05:38

37. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

The Exynos 5250 is 1.7Ghz Dual core, and the 5450 is Quad Core.

I'm talking about the EXYNOS 5250 dude... If you want to get into quad cores, his bigger brother will gladly take on your Krait... Really, no kidding! :)

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 02:24

35. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

I did mention design twice and I also mentioned that I like everything else about the product. A change in the design would have made it perfect for me.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 05:19

36. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

You still didn't mention the only thing that matters here... EXYNOS 5250... And for the design, I agree with you, hopefully it's not a final. A little less bezel please, but keep the EXYNOS 5250... :)

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 16:47 2

27. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

In simple words "Samsung is kicking Apple's a$$ in every field.
No matter whether it is a smartphone, tablet, smart PC or a laptop.

Keep it up the good work Sammy..!!

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 19:44 1

34. xtremesv (Posts: 297; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

I'd say the back looks like the first Nexus phone design. Maybe it represents a new era for Android tablets (fingers crossed).

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 19:25 4

2. DerryAhmad (Posts: 278; Member since: 05 May 2012)

Looks great.. Though a bit too glossy for my taste.
Can't wait for the official release and more pictures!

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 19:53

8. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

That was actually 4 secs, not 5 so watch your #s

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 19:39 2

3. cretinick (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

Looks like a seventies tv screen...

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 19:40

4. remyrz (Posts: 203; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)

if it has a special keyboard like asus and windows... i want one

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 19:40 12

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

The design is still a bit too Samsung-y for my tastes. Specs are great, just they should've picked Motorola or HTC for the manufacturer, Sony even.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 22:35 1

16. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)

They can pick Motorola anytime =D

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 19:48

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

ugly beast. i want it but i hope this isnt the final product smh

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 19:55

9. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Seen better but this is what happens when lawyers design tablets. Don't blame Google or Samsung.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 20:16

13. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Dont matter long as it is nexus

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 22:18 3

15. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

Needs a bigger bezel.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 23:30 1

17. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

5 good seconds to make my day.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 23:51

18. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

the screen looks gorgeous. :D

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 02:15 1

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

The design is not very nice... I prefer the Ipad3 (must say now Ipad4 with A6x)... The Nexus 10 do not look as "cool" as the IPad... Standard users that do not take care of all technical details will also prefere the Ipad if they will see the both tablet in front of them. Only the price can make the difference... but finaly, thing that Ipad sells will beat Nexus 10 (Samsung's tablet do not have big sells... in comparision with Apple"s tablet... so It will be the same with this one)...

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 03:09 1

20. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)

I guess I'm the minority here and actually that likes the design.
When I had an iPad 2 I always used it landscape. So this will be good.
The iPad is a great looking device just a little too square for me.
Also glad Samsung kept the front facing speakers from the Note 10.1

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 08:37 1

22. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)

I don't think that you are correct when saying that 5250 outperforms S4pro, I used to laugh at people saying that, and thought how ignorant some people are. but when it is said from tech people, this is really sad. the comparison everyone is talking about was between chroombook vs lg optimus G, which isn't reliable because they use different OS and we know chroombook is a lot simpler than android and does basically nothing compared to android, so it is expected that it would score a lot better. I am not saying that the S4 pro is better, but no one can say the opposite until there is android device for each chip for fair comparison. however, when comparing the cpu, I do think that S4pro (quad-core) will defeat 5250 (dual-core) and both use similar design. while t604 might beat adreno 320 gpu, but not by far, again this is expectation and we can't tell until we do fair comparision

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 12:00 2

23. PequeñoConfucio (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)

What makes the most important difference between the S4 Pro and the Exynos 5250 isn't the number of cores...
It's the techology used for each core: the Snapdragon S4 Pro has 4 Cortex-A9 cores; and the Exynos 5250 has 2 Cortex-A15 cores.
ARM claimed that the A15 cores are 40% faster than the A9 Cores.


posted on 28 Oct 2012, 14:01 1

24. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)

thats not right. s4 doesn't use cortex-A9, they use their own design which is expected to be of similar power as A15. their previous version "S3" used A8 cortex but they modified it slightly to become of comparable power as A9 and they claimed that S4 has 40% boost in power over S3 which makes it of similar power as A15. look at comparison between S3 chips and any A9 chips and then look at comparison of S3 vs S4 and you will get what I mean (compare only dual core chips). I will tell you the results, S3=A9 and S4 is 40% more powerful than S3. they fool people by saying this is the first A15 chip, yes thats right, but that doesn't mean everything else is A9, no, but everything else isn't A15 which could be modified versions such as the S4pro or Apple A6, they both use modified version of similer power as A15.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 14:05

25. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)

to summerise what I said. S3=A9 and S4=A15

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 14:56 1

26. PequeñoConfucio (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)

Thanks for the info, I didn't know that, but, anyways, Qualcomm has alrady showed us that Quad-core isn't necessarily better than Dual-core.
Example: Tegra 3 (quad-core) vs. Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 (dual-core).


posted on 28 Oct 2012, 17:21

30. PequeñoConfucio (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)

I think Adreno 320 is better than Mali T-604.
The adreno 320 supports OpenGL ES 3.0, BUT Mali doesn't

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 08:24

39. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)

yup thats another evidence of what I said, S4 uses new core design while tegra3 uses old one (i.e A9), thats why dual core S4 beats quad-core tegra3.

the core design is more important than the number of cores, but when you compare chips from similer design (i.e 5250 and S4 pro), then the number of cores is important. so what I want to say is that 5250 with dual-core won't beat S4 pro with quadcore (both pf similar design), thats if we compare the cpu. we know little about the power of maliT604, so we can't really tell which GPU is better

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 12:01

40. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

The exynos 5450 quad core would very well take care of the S4 pro quad core dude... Stop comparing apples and oranges.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 14:16

41. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)

wow, you really sound like a fanboy. I am not saying exynos are bad or snapdragon are the best or anything like that. I am comparing the performance. anyway, (if this makes you happier) currently snapdragon is the best, by the time 5450 is released, next generation of snapdragon chips would be released or ready yo be released.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 15:32

42. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


You have a lot to learn if you think the exynos 5450 is not already here dude...

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 15:41

43. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Read this... From one Fanboy to another. These benchmarks speak for themselves.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 04:45

44. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)

your two posts proves that you are wrong and I am right. regarding S4 specs, the phone is 7 months away, so these spec are just romours and even if they right, then this is exactly what I said, S4 pro already available for sometime and 5450 MIGHT be released in 7 months and by that time, new snapdragon might be ready or in the works

regarding the benchmark results, you need to read my posts from the begining because I seem to be repeating everything all over again

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 17:04 2

29. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

Plus the LG Optimus G is not optimized. Check Engadget's review of Padfone 2. Both feature same SoC but Padfone 2 does 40% better in CF-Bench and AnTuTu and 17% better in Vellamo.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 18:50

31. webOSlove (unregistered)

I think HTC should make a Nexus device. Love the hardware of their devices.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 07:55

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

In all case the technical spec. of a tablet mus't be the only aspect to choose his tablet. Keep in mind that a hadware without good application is nothings... "Old people" (like me) can remumber what happens with very good ardware device that have no software support (LYNX Atari video game, archimed computuer and many others that have creazy hardware inside.. but no software support)... The results is that the sales were very very poor. That's the same actually with the Tablet. Except Apple, the others manufacturers do not yet have such application support for theire tablet (that's why Apple have still most of Tablet market). The kindle is really focus on Amazone market... mean that the users experience is limited... The Nexus and others Samsung start to catch up the lack of applications... but at this date only Apple have real catalog of application for his tablet... This will make the biggest difference for the users. If you have a very good tablet... but with limited applications... it a not a good choice... That's my feeling... Mean that i prefere to have a BMW car with witch i can go on all road instead a F1 that i can only use in my garage ;-)

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