Google Inc. has announced a larger version of its Nexus tablet computer, one that comes closer to competing with Apple's full-sized iPad and other tablets. Here's a look at how the Nexus 10 compares with other tablets with comparable screens.
Google Inc.'s Nexus 10 (available Nov. 13):
— Price: $399 for 16 gigabytes of storage, $499 for 32 GB
— Screen size: 10.1 inches diagonally
— Screen resolution: 2560 by 1600 pixels
— Weight: 1.33 pounds.
— Cameras: 5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing
— Battery life: 9 hours for video playback, 7 hours for Web browsing.
— Operating system: Google's Android
Pros: Access to a variety of games, utilities and other software for Android devices, though not as extensive as apps available for iPad. Cheaper than newest full-sized iPad.
Cons: Integrates with Google Play store, which is still new and isn't as robust as Apple or Amazon's stores. Data storage cannot be expanded with memory cards. No option for cellular wireless broadband.
Apple Inc.'s iPad:
— Price: Starts at $499 for 16 gigabytes of storage, goes up to $699 for 64 gigabytes, more for versions with cellular data access. (Apple still sells the older, iPad 2 for $399.)
— Screen size: 9.7 inches diagonally
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