New Delhi: Google has announced the launch of a larger Nexus tablet - the Nexus 10. The tablet has a 10.055-inch display at 2560x1600 pixels (300ppi). According to Google, the tablet has a battery backup of nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours in standby.
The Nexus 10 has a set of front-facing stereo speakers. According to Google, what makes Nexus 10 unique is that it is the first truly shareable tablet. With Android 4.2, users can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen.
The tablet runs Android 4.2, a new flavour of Jelly Bean, which includes the latest version of Google Now and other new features.
The larger Nexus tablet, which is being made by Samsung Electronics is about the same size as Apple's top-selling iPad. The Nexus 10 tablet with 16 gigabytes of storage will sell for $399. That's $100 less than the comparable version of the latest iPad. The Nexus tablet will go on sale in the Google Play Store starting November 13 in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.
Google's introduction of a larger tablet comes less than a week after Apple announced it's making a smaller, less expensive iPad with a 7.9-inch display to compete against the Nexus 7 and Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire. The iPad Mini will be available in stores Friday.
Google had also, in association with LG, announced the launch of the Nexus 4, the newest smartphone in the Nexus line-up from Google. The smartphone will be available starting next month in select markets. To know more about the Nexus 4 smartphone go here.