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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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Reading Books

Because the Google Nexus 10 uses the latest version of the Android operating system Jelly Bean, the best apps on the Play Store are available to you if you don't want to use Google Play Books, which is impressive in its own right. For most apps, you can tap or swipe your finger to turn pages forward or backward, call out menus to change the text size and color, and even share passages over social media.

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Buying Books

Buying books on the Google Nexus 10 is just as easy as it is on any other flagship tablet: simply choose your app of choice, and link your account with billing info. Once this is accomplished, your credit card will automatically be charged whenever you find a title you like, and hit the "buy" icon. Because text files are so tiny, your download will begin shortly, and you'll be reading in no time! It only took 1.7 seconds to download Tolstoy's War and Peace here in the labs, for perspective.

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eBook Formats

Because the Google Nexus 10 has native file support for most document types, if you do manage to run into a filetype that doesn't work with your current software, chances are extremely good that you can find an app in the Play Store that can handle it. This is especially useful if you're moving to a tablet from an eReader, as the manufacturers for the most popular eReaders often have apps in the Play Store to import your library to.

Newspapers & Magazines

Periodicals work much in the same way that eBooks do, because eReader apps include newspapers and magazines to buy from their stores. Additionally, you can use apps like Google Currents, or Flipboard to read online news for free like you would a magazine.

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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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