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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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Video Controls

Watching video files and movies on the Google Nexus 10 is a rewarding experience, because the tablet makes sure you get the most screen real estate possible. Not only are the on-screen controls very simple, but they also disappear after a few moments to allow you to watch your movie unmolested by translucent overlays.

Video Management

Movie files are automatically deposited in a folder with the same name. If at any point you'd like to re-watch them, you can either use the Play Movies app to sift through thumbnails, or you can use the gallery function to browse all of your image-related files.

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Video Formats

The Google Nexus 10 can handle a large range of video formats listed in the ratings and specs page, but should you run across a file in your library that you'd like to watch, but the tablet can't handle, head to the Play Store. While there, you can find all sorts of new video players with an even more impressive range of file support. MoboPlayer and MX Player are well-attested.

Internet Video

Now missing from Apple's lineup of apps, the Google Nexus 10 has the venerable YouTube app, which grants users a very intuitive interface for browsing the vast treasure trove of its library. There are also other apps like Netflix and Play Movies which allow you to play movies from their respective streaming services wherever you have a strong enough WiFi signal.

Internet Video Image
Tastin' technology.

Video Battery Life

If you’re a cinephile, chances are you’ve got some movie files downloaded from sources of ill-repute stored on your computer somewhere, and the Google Nexus10 can store and play those files for a good bit of time should you want. In our labs, the Nexus10 was able to chug along with an extremely terrible B movie for 5 hours and 57 minutes at full brightness and no downtime. While it’s not the greatest result, chances are good that if you’re watching a movie in bed, or in a dimly-lit area, you’re not going to need the backlight to full, so you may be able to squeeze more battery life out of your tablet by turning the brightness down.

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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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