The tech specs for the Nexus 10 beat the iPad in terms of being lighter, thinner, with more RAM, a more powerful front-facing camera and more storage at the same price. The Nexus 10 also features an NFC (near-field communication) chip, a GPS and a barometer, which the iPad does not have. However, the iPad still has an advantage in terms of the number of apps available that are designed exclusively for the iPad.


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Display 10.055" diagonal at 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, 300 PPI 1st & 2nd generation: 1024 × 768 px 132 PPI 4:3 aspect ratio, 9.7 in (250 mm) diagonal, XGA, LED-backlit IPS LCD, 3rd & 4th generation: 2048×1536 px 264 PPI, Mini, 1,024x768 px 163 PPI, 7.9 in (200 mm) diagonal
Dimensions 263.9 (h) x 177.6 (w) x 8.9 mm (d) 1st generation: 9.56 in (243 mm) (h), 7.47 in (190 mm) (w), 0.50 in (13 mm) (d), 2nd generation: 9.50 in (241 mm) (h), 7.31 in (186 mm) (w), 0.34 in (8.6 mm) (d), 3rd & 4th generation: 9.50 in (241 mm) (h), 7.31 in (186 mm) (w
Weight 603g Wi-Fi model: 1.5 lb (680 g), Wi-Fi + 3G model: 1.6 lb (730 g), 2nd generation: 1.325 lb (601 g), 3rd generation Wi-Fi model: 1.44 lb (650 g), 3rd generation Wi-Fi + 4G model: 1.46 lb (660 g), 4th generation Wi-Fi model: 1.44 lb (650 g), 4
Operating system Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) 1st generation: iOS 5.1.1, 2nd & 3rd & 4th generation: iOS 6.1.3
Camera Front-facing (1.9 MP) and rear-facing (5 MP) 1st generation: None, 2nd generation: VGA Front-facing and 720p rear-facing, 3rd generation: VGA Front-facing and 5 million pixels rear-facing, 4th generation and mini: 720p Front-facing and 5 million pixels rear-facing
Input Multi-touch screen, ambient light sensors, accelerometer, digital compass, gyroscope, barometer, GPS Multi-touch screen, headset controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, digital compass, 2nd generation adds: 3-axis gyro
Manufacturer Samsung Apple Inc. (depending on tablet)
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth; NFC (Android Beam);Micro USB; Magnetic Pogo pin charger; Micro HDMI; 3.5mm headphone jack Wi-Fi, 802.11 a/b/g/n, 1st & 2nd Generation, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, GSM models also include, UMTS / HSDPA, 850, 1,900, 2,100 MHz, GSM / EDGE, 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz, CDMA model also includes, CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A, 800, 1,900 MHz, 3rd Generation, Bluet
CPU CPU: Dual-core A15; GPU: Mali T604 1st generation: 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8, 2nd generation: 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, 3rd generation: 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, 4th generation: 1.4 GHz dual-core Apple Swift, Mini: 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
Release date October 29, 2012 1st generation: April 3, 2010 (Wi-Fi), April 30, 2010 (Wi-Fi + 3G), May 28, 2010 (International), 2nd generation: March 11, 2011 (United States), March 25, 2011 (International), 3rd generation: March 16, 2012, 4th generation and Mini: Nov
Developer Samsung, Google Apple Inc.
Memory 2GB RAM 1st generation: 256 MB DDR RAM, 2nd generation: 512 MB DDR2 RAM, 3rd & 4th generation: 1024 MB DDR2 RAM, Mini: 512 MB DDR2 RAM
Storage capacity 16GB or 32GB flash memory 16, 32, 64, or 128 GB flash memory
Online services Google Play iTunes Store, App Store, iCloud, iBookstore
Website google.com/nexus/10/ apple.com/ipad

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