(Photo : Google) The new Google Nexus 10 tablet.
If you’re thinking of purchasing a 10-inch tablet, two contenders should be at the top of your list: the Apple iPad and the Google-Samsung Nexus 10. While Apple’s iPad is a given smart choice, it would be wise to see what the Nexus 10 has to offer. Here’s what reviewers and users are saying about the Nexus 10.
For the most part, reviewers gave the Nexus 10 solid praise, with few complaints.
“The Google Nexus 10 is a tablet that’s near impossible not to like. It has the best screen on the market and is first to bring the new generation chipsets,” said GSMArena in its review. “If you are looking for an Android tablet and you don’t have a special use of a stylus-enabled Galaxy Note 10.1, the Nexus 10 would be the straightforward recommendation. It’s easily among the best and most complete tablets on the market at a price point that’s just hard to beat.”
“Working this time with Samsung, the Nexus 10 is a good alternative to the iPad. I’ve been using it for the past week, and I love the gorgeous display and design. The latest Android software also brings some nice extras, such as enhanced voice search and support for multiple users. Plus, it’s $100 less than the latest iPad, at $399 for the 16 gigabyte Wi-Fi model and $499 for the 32GB Wi-Fi version,” says Bonnie Cha from AllThingsD.
The only real complaint reviewers generally had was about the lack of tablet-tailored Android apps. It seems that there simply isn’t enough apps out there taking advantage of the Nexus 10.
Website TheVerge gave the Nexus 10 a score of 8.3 out of 10 and stated that, “Yes, the Nexus 10 wins on price – $399 for this incredible display is a nice deal. But consider the extra $100 you’ll spend to get the iPad an entry fee to the App Store, and its many apps and accessories that just aren’t available to the Nexus 10. Google’s now proven conclusively that it can design great Android hardware, but until developers prove they can design great Android software it’s still hard to recommend the Nexus 10 over an iPad.”
Nexus 10 owners seem to be ecstatic about their device, and are content with having the 10-inch Android tablet over the much more popular iPad.
“What can I say? This is my 4th tablet I have owned since the craze began. Without a doubt this Nexus 10 is the best, even better than my iPad 3. Just everything about this tablet is superb! The build quality is simply fantastic and feel sooo good to hold (something my iPad completely fails in),” writes Inquisitor78 on CNET.
Econ_Andy shares a similar opinion of the Nexus 10.
“‘I’ve been very happy with my purchase. It’s great value for me reading, browsing, using netflix and facebook etc., basic text editing and spreadsheets. This tablet is such an improvement to any other 10″ Android tablet I’ve seen. I tried my friends iPad 3 and I’d say it definitely raises on that one.
The only real complaint on the user side seems to be the slow battery and lack of expandable storage. While Google does offer cloud-based storage services, most users would prefer to upgrade their storage capacities past 32GB.
Let us know which one you prefer – the Apple iPad or the Google Nexus 10.
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