Neither here nor there on the Nexus 10

Like many other Android enthusiasts, I was looking forward to the impending release of a rumored 10.1″ tablet from Google. The Nexus 7 is one of the best designed tablets that I have ever used. Its leathery, dimpled back and sleek ASUS features made it both practical and stylish. It’s just a great device all around.

I guess I am in the category of tablet users who prefers ‘the iPad look,’ even when using an alternative device. Realizing that many consumers feel this way, in 2010 to 2011, Android tablet makers based many of their designs loosely on the iPad. The HP Touchpad, the original Samsung Galaxy Tab, and a slew of other brands made only slight alterations to the standard iPad appearance. Needless to say, Apple wasn’t too happy about this and they used their deep pockets to go on a litigious rampage. Samsung was its biggest target, and, as a result, their tablets now look quite different than before. The Nexus 10 has fallen victim to this change; it features the awkward grey border and front-facing speaker grills of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1″.

Video reviews for the Nexus 10 are starting to appear on YouTube. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet, and early reports indicate that the display isn’t quite the retina-killer we thought it would be. Still, at $399 for the 16GB model, the Nexus 10 is a great deal, and its technical faults are probably minimal.

Enjoy this great review, posted by TechLifeChannel.

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