Google Announces Samsung Nexus 10 Android 4.2 Tablet, Coming November 13 for $399 (Specs, Pics, Video)

October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy’s impending wrath forced Google to cancel its big Android event today, but the company still announced three new devices and an update to the mobile OS as planned. Along with the LG Nexus 4 smartphone and 32GB HSPA+ Nexus 7 tablet, Google also unveiled the Samsung Nexus 10 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Measuring 8.9mm thick and 603g in weight, the new, larger Nexus tablet features a 10-inch WQXGA Display (2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, 300 ppi), 1.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 dual-core Cortex A15 processor with Mali T604 GPU, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, 5 megapixel rear camera, 1.9MP front-facing camera, NFC, WiFi connectivity, front-facing stereo speakers, and a 9,000mAh battery that offers 9 hours of continuous video playback. As for software, Google announced Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, not Key Lime Pie, which offers new features like a quick settings menu, multiple user account support, Miracast wireless display support, Photo Sphere camera, Daydream screensaver, and a Gesture Typing keyboard.

The Nexus 10 WiFi tablet will be available on the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan beginning November 13 at a price-point of $399 for the 16GB mode or $499 for the 32GB model. You can sign-up to be notified of updates starting today.

Nexus 10: Powerful and shareable

Nexus 10 is the ultimate tablet for watching movies or reading magazines. We wanted to build a premium entertainment device, so we partnered with Samsung to do just that. Nexus 10 is the highest resolution tablet on the planet with a 10.055″ display at 2560-by-1600 (300ppi), that’s over 4 million pixels right in your hands. It comes with a powerful battery that will get you up to nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time. With a set of front-facing stereo speakers, you can watch movies right from your Nexus 10 and they simply sound awesome. But what makes Nexus 10 unique is that it’s the first truly shareable tablet. With Android 4.2, you can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen. We believe that everyone should have quick and easy access to their own stuff — email, apps, bookmarks, and more. That way, everyone can have their own home screens, their own music, and even their own high scores.

Google Nexus 10 Tech Specs:

10.055″ diagonal at 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution for 300 ppi
Corning(R) Gorilla(R) Glass 2

CPU: Dual-core A15
GPU: Mali T604

263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm


5 MP (main)
1.9 MP (front)

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO+HT40)
NFC (Android Beam)

16 GB or 32 GB internal storage capacities (actual formatted capacity will be less)

Micro USB
Magnetic Pogo pin charger

Micro HDMI
3.5mm headphone jack

9000 mAh Lithium polymer

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Ambient light

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