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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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Email

If you use multiple inboxes that are spread over POP3/IMAP/Exchange or Gmail, the Google Nexus 10's email app can handle them all- just follow the wizard, and you'll be able to access your email automatically from that point on. The Gmail app is worthy of special note, however, as it makes the experience a little more tablet-friendly, and more efficiently uses the large screen.

Web Browsing

Those of you who are familiar with the Chrome browser on a Mac or PC should be interested to know that the Google Nexus 10 comes with the browser pre-installed on the device as the default browser. While you can replace it, it offers most of the main features of the desktop version of the software, and if you link an account with it, you can share tabs, bookmarks, and other information across all of your platforms.

If you really don't like it, you can always check out other browsers, as there are a decent array in the Play Store. The Dolphin browser gets a lot of attention from those in the know, so check it out!

Web Browsing Image

While Chrome is a decent browser by all accounts, users of tablets with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich may lament the loss of the original browser, which was not only lighter, but had access to some fairly inventive labs that could be used to enhance the browsing experience on a tablet by building the controls around how a user typically interacts with their devices.

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Why Google abandoned these is a mystery, but who knows? Things change fast in the Android world, and maybe we'll see things like the Quick controls again at a later date.

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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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