Does the Google Nexus 10 Vs iPad battle have a clear-cut winner? On paper at least, the answer would so far appear to be a no.
Having at long-last unveiled the new high-end 10-inch tablet along with its specs, features and release date, Google’s Nexus 10 seems to have everything in needs to rival Apple’s unstoppably successful iPad – including size, power, display quality weight and that all-important price-tag.
In fact, some analysts have gone one step further to credit Google with largely reinventing the high-end of the tablet market in terms of overall “bang” per buck.
The long-awaited Google Nexus 10 with 32GB of storage immediately impresses with its $499 price-tag, which is considerably lower than the 32GB iPad with Wi-Fi only at $599. This is where talk would usually move onto the way in which the iPad wipes the floor with its new rival in terms of power, specs and features, but in this instance it looks as though the Cupertino entrant doesn’t really have such a leg to stand on.
Along with a hugely powerful dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor, the Google Nexus 10 also packs in features such as a 2,560 by 1,600 pixel display and the latest build of Google’s mobile operating system – Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. No options have yet been announced for 3G or 4G LTE cellular connectivity, though such has seldom been known to be the key sticking point of any tablet to date.
On the other hand however, some are once again highlighting the fact that hardware represents only half of the equation and more often than not it is content that remains king. Android may be making up important ground, but iOS still remains the market-leader in terms of apps and available content.
In turn, it is largely expected that the only casualties occurring as a result of the Google Nexus 7 release date will in fact be those from the Android camp, with Apple likely to escape relatively unscathed.