Google lifted the lid on three wallet-friendly Nexus devices at the end of October, namely the LG Nexus 4, 32GB Asus Nexus 7, and the Samsung-built Nexus 10 tablet.
Now Google’s Android director explains why they went for a 10in tablet, specifically because the competitors are expensive, and disappointing spec-wise.
Nexus 10 specs include a 10in display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 (yielding an iPad-punching PPI of 300), dual-core Exynos 5 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, and 2GB of RAM.
The 16GB Nexus 10 weighs in at £319, while the 32GB Nexus 10 costs £389. Not too shabby at all, and a fair chunk cheaper than the you-know-what. Yeah, the iPad.
In an interview with The New York Times, John Lagerling, director of business development for Android, explains the logic behind the Nexus 10. He reveals: “We felt the 10-inch category was overpriced and underpowered, and we wanted to see what we could do for that from our perspective.
“I negotiated the prices and I’m very pleased with being able to deliver these things at these prices.”
In any case, the fight is on. Probably.