While Apple encroached on the 7” tablet territory that the late Steve Jobs once declared that tablets in the “tweens” (meaning the 7” category) are basically DOA – Dead On Arrival, one raised eyebrows and questions as to whether Steve would have approved of such a move or not. Well, Samsung and Google has hit back at Apple’s bread and butter tablet, their iPad, by introducing the Google Nexus 10. Running on the latest version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the Nexus 10 will clearly go up head to head against the iPad, sporting a whopping resolution count of 2560 x 1600 pixels (300ppi), clearly kicking Apple’s vaunted Retina display.

As for the other hardware specifications, the Google Nexus 10 will come in 16GB and 32GB flavors, being Wi-Fi only in the process. Underneath the hood, you will find a rather beefy dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor that is accompanied by 2GB RAM, touting a 5-megapixel shooter at the back, while up front, you have a 1.9-megapixel camera which ought to be good enough for High Definition video calls if you’re into that sort of thing. All of the Google Nexus 10 weighs in at 604 grams, regardless of memory capacity, and you also have microUSB, micro HDMI and a pair of NFC chips to go.

The battery life of the Nexus 10 has been rated at 9 hours of video playback, sporting a set of front-facing stereo speakers, not to mention the advent of Google Play in Europe this coming November 13th. The Nexus 10 will come in 16GB and 32GB flavors, retailing for $399 and $499, respectively as it arrives in the US, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan first.

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