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Google Nexus 10 Tablet Review

The Google Nexus 10 has loads of features, but the screen that could have used a little more testing.

November 16, 2012
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Internet Apps

For a long time the major knock on Android tablets was the lack of tablet-specific apps, and the tendency to have a huge number of rescaled phone apps on a tablet, which is just plain terrible. It appears that by fielding a serious tablet platform, Google is looking to attract developers to make more tablet apps.

Apps Image
Open the app drawer, and voila!

Apps are found on the Play Store, and a few are pre-installed on your tablet: they're all located in the app drawer, and shortcuts are on the home screen if you decide to place them there. In order to buy, all you have to do is link a credit card to your Google account, and tapping the "buy" icon will automatically bill your card. No matter what app you use, the bottom black bar with the system controls will always be there, meaning you don't have to hunt for possibly missing controls like in some iOS apps.

Other Internet Features

With an NFC chip, bluetooth, and an embarrassment of capabilities and hardware, the Google Nexus 10 can be used in ways that most users will never think of. To that end, we implore to explore the capabilities this hardware platform offers, especially if you're a developer: this thing has a damned barometer on it, maybe make an app that warns you about the likelihood of rain? There are tons of features that apps can use that will make your tablet your window to the virtual world.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Conclusion
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