Hands on with Google's Nexus 10 tablet
The Samsung-designed device is the first in the Nexus line to directly challenge the iPad
By Jon Gold | Network World US | Published: 17:44, 31 October 2012
I know, I know – the term "iPad killer" is badly overused here in the world of tech media. But it’s tough to argue that the Samsung/Google Nexus 10 is aimed at anything but competing with Apple’s market-leading design directly. Here’s a look at the biggest and latest Nexus tablet.
Faster Wi-Fi, kind of.
Just like Amazon did at the launch of its updated Kindle Fire tablet line, Google and Samsung say that the Nexus 10 features a sophisticated new Wi-Fi modem that can provide better connectivity. That’s all well and good, but it’s worth pointing out that this is of limited use – generally speaking, it’s the speed of the underlying connection that’s a problem, not the speed of the Wi-Fi. Also, the Nexus 10 is Wi-Fi only, with no option for mobile data.