Thursday, December 27, 2012

Top 5 best iPad Music app of 2012

This Christmas, finally, you purchased an iPad as a gift for yourself. For a new beginner and music lover, you may find it some difficult to pick the right app for yourself as there are so many apps existed in the app store and new apps update daily. Luckily, me, as a true Apple fan, I have gathered a list of music app that named as the best iPad music apps in 2012, and here I am so happy to share them to all of you.

1. GarageBand
Once mentioned music app, I am sure that many of you will naturally think of the app developed by Apple. Yes, it is called GarageBand.
GarageBand is one of the apps that can enable you to play a collection of software instruments and record them to put together a song, so you can make music anywhere you go. After that, you can share your songs to all of your friends. You can even use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses, just like play them in real life.

The app make you sound like a virtuoso with Smart Instruments. So just get it download to have a try.

2. Rdio 
Want to discover your next favorite song in time? Then you could not miss the app called Rdio, a service for streaming unlimited music. With over 18 million songs available and more added every week, you can immediately listen to popular hits, new releases and old favorites, so don’t afraid of miss any popular songs with this app.

You can Buy your subscription with In-App Purchases for $14.99 (US) / 14.99 CAD (CA) / AU$20.99 (AU) / NZ $19.99 (NZ) / £14.99 (UK) / 14.99 € (DE, ES, PT, FR, FI, EE, BE, NL) / 149 kr (SE) / 149 kr (DK) / 147 kr (NO) per month, renewing automatically.

3. djay
djay can transforms your iPad into a full–fledged DJ system and seamlessly integrates with your music library, giving you direct access to all your favorite tracks and playlists on your iPad. A hyper–realistic touchscreen interface and ultra low–latency converge to offer you a true professional mixing experience, all with your own music. You can perform live, record mixes on–the–go, or enable Automix mode and let djay mix your favorite playlist from your music library automatically.

You can get the app at a price of£6.99 now, 50% OFF for a limited time only!

 4. DM1 - The Drum Machine 
The advanced vintage Drum Machine app takes the kind of setup that might have set you back hundreds of pounds in the past and delivers it your iPad, for under a fiver. Packed with 86 drum kits, and filled with features for getting just the sound you want, electronic musicians will lose themselves in this DM1 app for hours at a time.

You can get the app at a price of£4.99.

5. Equalizer Pro
Professional Equalizer can act as a Full featured MP3/OGG/FLAC Player. With this app, you can control more over your music sounds on your iPad. Whether you just fancy tweaking the balance of a song, or whether you want to do it for everything to complement your headphones, this app gives you total control over your music's EQ. You can draw EQ curves with an unlimited number of points.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Best 5 Video Editing Apps for iPhone for You to Edit Videos Freely on Christmas

You may have got a list of Christmas video in hands now with your iPhone which have a good quality camera to let you take photos and videos, and you want to edit them on your iPhone and iPad like a pro to keep the beautiful memorial moments in our life. So In order to turn your homemade video to classy masterpieces, the first thing is choose the right video editing app. Here I have collect a quantity of video editing app for you, the top 5 Best Video Editing Apps for iPhone you can used to Edit Videos Freely on Christmas.

Top 1: iMovie

Want to make beautiful HD movies anywhere anytime? Then iMovie developed by Apple is absolutely the best video editing app for you. With the app, you can turn various video you shoot on your iPhone, iPad into gorgeous home movies. And you can also shoot a new video clip inside the application for better video editing on iPhone.  After editing, you can easily share the video from iMovie to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and CNN iReport.

Top 2: Socialcam

Socialcam, one of Apple's Best Free Apps of 2012, now have more than 10 million downloads. With this app, you can easily capture, share and view videos on your iPhone. And now come with vintage video filters, custom titles, and soundtracks! And unlike other app, the video you shoot with your device are stored in the cloud, so you can watch them on any smartphone, computer or tablet.

Top 3: Animoto Videos

This free app can turn your photos into stunning, professional-quality videos, and support choose your favorite music and songs as the background music to make a photo slideshow in minutes. You can also easily share your videos via email, text, Facebook and Twitter or save to your Camera Roll.

Top 4: Splice - Video Editor (Free)

Splice has some exclusive features that other apps don’t own. It lets you create and edit all aspects of the video. The app allows you assembling video clips and photos with an easy-to-use drag and drop timeline. The user is able to add music from iTunes, photos from your albums, visual effects (like, slow & fast motion), transitions, text, audio mixing. Splice also has a store with hundreds of sound effects, music tracks and boarders that can be purchased to enhance the video.

Top5: Video Editor FREE

Video Editor for FREE” is perfect and essential for anyone who loves to create and share clips, video blogs, and short films. And best of all, it’s FREE! The extraordinarily simple interface lets users trim, merge, and share their videos to friends and family effortlessly.

By the way, as all we know, iPhone only supports MP4, MOV and M4V videos with special video codects, so what can you do when you have got videos in other formats like WMV, AVI, FLV, MPG, etc. and want to edit them on your iPhone or to watch them on your iPhone? Here I have a good idea for you, you can use the 50% Off Video Converter for Christmas Promotion to convert the videos to these formats which iPhone support. This 50% Off Video Converter can also help you do some simple video editing like video cropping, trimming, merging, video effect adjusting, codec parameter setting, etc.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Apple iPad 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the new iPad is cooler

Few days later after Google announced its brand new 10-inch Nexus 10 tablet, which is being touted as “the world’s highest resolution tablet display, I have compared the device with Apple’s iPad 4.” Today, with the patent infringement battle between Apple and Samsung continues going, many of us may get confused about which one is better for buying this holiday season, so here I compared the Apple's revamped iPad with Retina Display with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to make your purchasing decision easier.

iPad 4 vs Galaxy Note 10.1

Apple’s new iPad is up with a 9.7-inch Retina Display that offers a mesmeric screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels at a 264 PPI (Pixel Per Inch) density and a 4:3 aspect ratio. While The Note 10.1 sports a 10.1-inch display that only has a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels at a 149 PPI. I’m always curious about that why Samsung don’t use a higher resolution in order to compete with other high-end tablets.
Winner: Apple iPad is unbeatable in screen resolution.

The iPad 4 is 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4mm and 652g (662g for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model). The Galaxy Note 10.1 is 262 x 180 x 8.9mm and 597g (600g for the 3G version), and the Transformer Prime is 263 x 180.8 x 10.4mm and 586g. That's without the dock, of course: adding that takes its widest point to 19.4mm and its weight to 1,123g.

The new Apple tablet comes with its own A6X chip inside a dual core processor that clocked at 1.5GHz, which Apple said it would be twice as fast as that of the iPad 3. The Galaxy Note 10.1 powers the Sammy’s Exynos quad-core processor with a clocking speed of 1.4GHz. And according to the detail information from, iPad 4 benchmarks confirm the A6X as the most powerful SoC on the market.
Winner: Draw

Samsung galaxy Note 10.1 supply extra power to their quad core CPUs with 2GB of onboard RAM. It is a great advantage for the tablets over iPad 4, which is presumably to go with the same 1GB RAM of its predecessor.
Winner: Galaxy Note 10.1

Both the iPad and the Galaxy Note 10.1 are available with 16/32/64 GB on-board storage options. However, the Galaxy Note 10.1 also has the option to expand the memory to a further 64GB by using a microSD card. Both these tablets come in variants with added cellular connectivity, but only the iPad 4 can use LTE networks.
Winner: Galaxy Note 10.1

The iPad and Galaxy Note 10.1 both feature a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. However, Samsung offers a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, while Apple offers a 1.2 megapixels one.
Winner: Galaxy Note 10.1

The new iPad powers a 42.5 watt-hour battery, which Apple claims will provide 10 hours of usage. When compared to the iPad, Samsung doesn't claim anything, just saying the Galaxy Note 10.1 includes a powerful 7000mAh battery.

Operating System
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), while the iPad runs on the latest iOS 6. Although Samsung has already begun delivery of Android 4.1 for the Galaxy Note 10.1 in some parts of the world, we should admit that there are still more great running apps on the iPad 4.

If the Galaxy Note 10.1 were to be a regular Android tablet, the discussion would have stopped there. However, a unique feature of the Galaxy Note 10.1 is the S Pen stylus which makes the tablet stands out among other available tablets. The Note 10.1 can take advantage of the ever increasing number of S-Pen optimized apps. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 shares its resolution with the Galaxy Note 10.1, meaning all S-Pen optimized apps (S Memo, Air View, S Note and such) are available on the big brother as we.

Samsung galaxy note 10.1 S Pen

This is the unique selling point of the Galaxy Note 10.1: do you want to be able to accurately outline graphs, take notes or go creative from a graphical perspective? The Galaxy Note 10.1 has you covered. Add Samsung’s software tweaks (Multitasking is a real winner), the Galaxy S3-inspired Smart Functions and the various useful features of Jelly Bean and the Note 10.1 seems to be a very potent tablet when it comes to its software capabilities.
Winner: Draw

Samsung galaxy Note 10.1 32GB version comes for just $499, the price you may have to pay for the 16GB iPad 4. Of course, both of the devices will offer at a lower price during the holiday season. Just check the new information.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is an interesting tablet that many could grow fond of, especially if users utilize of the S-Pen. It is very useful for students. But judging overall, the Apple iPad 4 features a superior display, and has access to an unrivaled range of tablet optimized apps that offer more things to you.

So which one would you get? Thank you for Leave your opinion.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Free Download HD Christmas Wallpapers for iPhone 5 (640x1136)

On Christmas Day, people gather with family and friends to enjoy a festive meal and exchange gifts as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. And we have our own ways to celebrate it. Send Christmas cards, going to church, Decorating a Christmas tree, Singing and dancing, enjoy youtube videos, or listening to Christmas songs, etc. If you celebrate Christmas, what are your traditions on this day? I like to download HD Christmas Wallpapers and enjoy it on my iPhone, take in the holiday atmosphere inmy pocket all the time.

As you know the screen size of iPhone 5 is different as the former iPhone 4s or iPhone 4, which now have a 4-inch (640x1136) resolution. So Here I have collected a list of amazing Christmas wallpapers for iPhone 5 to celebrate this Christmas. I’m sure those wallpapers are perfect to beautify your iPhone.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Best Smartphone and tablets under $200 for Christmas Holiday 2012

It won’t be that long before Christmas upon to us, only 42 days left before Christmas day arrives in 2012. No doubt, many of us hoping to find a new top notch smartphone or tablets in their Christmas stocking or as a gift for their loved one this Christmas, especially nowadays, smartphone and tablets play an important role during the Christmas holiday. But which gadget to choose becomes a tough problem for a series of customers, due to now plentiful smartphones and tablets are provided in market. So Here I have collected a list of best Smartphones and tablets under $200 for money saving for you, hope it can offer you some useful information during the Christmas holiday season.

Google Nexus 7, WiFi only(16 GB $199)

Google Nexus 7

Undoubtedly, Google Nexus 7 have made a big success in the tablets market with its cheap price but powerful function. Runs on the latest version of Android, a stunning 7-inch display, powerful quad-core processor, up to 10 hours of web browsing or e-reading, and a staggering 300 hours of standby time, Nexus 7 was built for top of the line grab-and-go performance. Besides, there are over 675,000 apps and games to choose from in Google Play. Also, like Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube, Best of Google Apps are special provided for you. You will never regret buying it.

Kindle Fire HD (16 GB $199)

Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire is produced by Amazon, the world's largest online retailer. It is World's first tablet with dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming, compared to iPad 3 and Google Nexus 7. The Kindle Fire is a 7-inch tablet that links seamlessly with Amazon's 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games in one easy-to-use package. It also offer free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content. Though it lacks the tech specs found on more-expensive Apple and Android tablets, the $199 Kindle Fire is an outstanding entertainment device for those who are addicted in Movies and Music. Special function like Whispercast and Kindle FreeTime are special designed for kids.

Barnes & Noble NOOK HD(8GB $199)

Nook HD

It is obviously that Barnes & Noble NOOK HD is the answer to Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablets.
As Barnes & Noble describe on its Official website, it is the best tablet for families. There are over 3 million books, Tons of movies, magazines, apps & more to browse and most important no annoying ads. It also comes with free power adapter for you. It has a better 1440 x 900 pixel resolution than others, compared to Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD; both of them have a 1280 x 800 resolution.

Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

Lumia 920

The Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 are now being sold on AT&T’s online store as well as its retail outlets found nationwide. Nokia’s flagship Lumia 920 is only available with a 32GB storage option and is aggressively priced at $99.99 with a two-year contract while the Lumia 820 can only be had in black and will set customers back a wallet-friendly $49.99 with a two-year contract as well. Competitive price, don’t you think so? The Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 all tuck a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU and both of them run on the latest Windows phone 8 system, which Nokia have hang its entire future on Microsoft's mobile software. The Lumia 920 has a PureView Camera that is even better than iPhone 5.

Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile service provider, said last week that it would sell another Nokia model the Lumia 822 for $99.99, including a $50 rebate.

T-Mobile on the other hand, is offering the Nokia Lumia 810–another derivative of the Nokia Lumia 820 at a price of $149.99, will announce on November 14.

Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract) $199.98 16GB 

iPhone 5 white

Apple's iPhone 5 was released on September 21, 2012. It features a taller screen, A6 processor which is twice as fast as its predecessor, LTE 4G and DC-HSPA networking, a new Lightning connector, and runs on iOS 6, making it one of the most advanced, and best phones in the world.

Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung galaxy s3

According to recent figures from Strategy Analytics, Samsung's Galaxy S3 now is currently the most popular smartphone in the world, beats Apple’s iPhone 4S.

The Samsung Galaxy features a 4.8 inches large screen, with a 1280x720 resolution. The high-end smartphone also equipped with a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Processor. With the new P function (Pop Up Play) function design by Samsung, you can watch the video, while checking the mail, browse the Web or send text messages.

Now You can get it from sprint carriers for $199.99 with a two-year contract (16 GB).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Microsoft rumoured to be working on 7-inch Xbox Surface gaming tablet, big rival to iPad Mini

According to the information from Tom Warren of The Verge, Microsoft now is building its own 7-inch Xbox Surface gaming tablet, in order to compete with Apple’s iPad Mini after announcing the Surface tablet to counter the Apple iPad tablet, which has a 50.4 percent share in the tablet market. In fact, Rumours of the Xbox Surface had first appeared in June, ahead of Microsoft announced Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets.


The report by The Verge states that the Xbox Surface, possibly, will features a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM designed specifically for gaming tasks. Multiple sources familiar with the plans have stated that these specifications could be changed to accommodate an unannounced Intel SoC, and that the Xbox Surface is being developed independent of specific hardware architecture.

Reportedly, the Xbox Surface tablet will not run the full version of Windows as the Surface Pro tablet does. Instead, it would feature a custom Windows kernel. This tablet will primary focus on gaming though messaging and other features may be supported. So this is good news for those who are game lovers.

Microsoft has recently developed a secret hardware production process for the Surface tablets that is separate from those of its partners, which usually manufacture the company’s Xbox consoles, the device Microsoft have confirmed that more than 70 million XBOX 360 consoles had been sold worldwide Last month.

Sources from Verge also says that this Xbox Surface is likely to be manufactured in the same factory, but that any future "Xbox 720" console will be manufactured in mass quantities by companies like Pegatron or Foxconn, a company that makes phones for Apple.

The report in the end also says part of the Xbox Surface is being developed at Microsoft's offices in Silicon Valley, where security has been boosted like as locked down several Xbox-related buildings and employee access are limited into various Xbox buildings.

Not for Movies and Music, but Games

With its 7" size, the Xbox Surface seems to compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, Google Nexus 7 ,but the biggest competitor is the new iPad mini with a 7.9" screen, which have a huge amount of game software and have sold 3 million in 3 days.

As Enderle sees it, principal analyst at the Enderle Group, an Xbox Surface would fill an obvious gap in Microsoft's new tablet line up. Microsoft does not yet offer a 7-inch tablet. At the same time, the Xbox brand carries plenty of weight with gamers, so much so that Microsoft recently introduced the concept of Xbox Music.

"A Surface Xbox could be substantially better than either Nintendo or Sony's offering because the platform is much stronger and more robust," Enderle said. "Like Google, Microsoft would have a family of products that would address different needs that could easily interoperate. You could have a large Surface and a small Surface and play games on both." The Xbox has not only games; it's got movies and music.

Price Guess: 

The Surface RT model with the minimum 32 gigabytes of RAM and an optional black Touch Cover carries a bill of materials of $271, according to a preliminary estimate from the IHS iSuppli Teardown Analysis Service. When the $13 manufacturing expense is added in, the total cost to manufacture the Surface rises to $284. Of course, a 7-inch tablet would presumably cost less to manufacture. Price would be an important factor in the Xbox Surface's success, so it could slide in at a reasonable price, not as high as the Surface.

There's no official comment about the XBOX Surface from Microsoft. Well, we’ll bring you further information in time.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Top 5 iPhone apps for thanksgiving 2012 and Black Friday

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, falls on Thursday, November 22. The holiday is celebrated in remembrance of the pilgrims and in order to give thanks. On this day, many of us host our own Thanksgiving dinner with families and friends, like cook a turkey and look through tons of recipes. Then leaving the Thanksgiving dishes and setting out to do some serious Black Friday shopping. You may somehow fell hectic, but the smartphone in your pocket can be a huge help to make it all go smoothly.

Today I have collected a list of iPhone apps for Thanksgiving Day in 2012 and Black Friday, a recommended mix of apps for shopping, games, cocktails, and cooking to use during the Thanksgiving holiday season.

Thanksgiving Menu Maker1. Thanksgiving Menu Maker

You can create a customized holiday menu from more than 75 of the all-time best Thanksgiving recipes from Fine Cooking with this free menu making app. In addition to the recipes, you also get customized shopping lists and a schedule to get your Thanksgiving feast on the table on time. This app includes how-to videos, turkey cooking tips, wine pairings and even tips on how to avoid (and fix) food disasters.

Chow Thanksgiving Dinner Coach2. Chow Thanksgiving Dinner Coach

This app is perfect for beginners who are hosting their first big holiday feast. This iPhone App can remove a lot of the stress that comes with preparing the important meal by allows you to choose the dishes you want to make, and provides you with a step-by-step timeline to guide you through creating the perfect meal. So simple!

Thanksgiving Coloring Book!3. Thanksgiving Coloring Book!

It is an app for kids, which allows your children to finger color fun Thanksgiving pictures. With Over 60 colors to choose from and Color your own photos from the photo album, Thanksgiving Coloring Book! will keep your little ones entertained. Also you can Share your page with others on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. This app also fit for iPad.

4. 1,000+ Thanksgiving Wallpapers

Are you looking for perfect thanksgiving wallpaper for your iPhone? Get tired of many unwanted wallpaper? Then this app is for you. Huge collection of 1,000+ Thanksgiving Wallpapers is now at your fingerprints. So be prepared for this thanksgiving with this special app which is designed only for your devices with lots of Retina Display images.

5. TGI Black Friday

TGI Black FridayWhat's the day after Thanksgiving? That's right — it's Black Friday. The busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday is the perfect time to snag hot deals from some of your favorite stores. With the TGI Black Friday app, you'll get all the latest leaked ads. You can search more than 10,000 Black Friday deals from a variety of stores and categories. Create personal shopping lists, compare prices and shop online from your iPhone.

Hope these apps can help all of you have a pleasant Thanksgiving holidays. Also thanks a lot if you have some other iPhone apps recommend for the Thanksgiving holidays. Just leave your comments.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

iPad mini display is ‘terrible’, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD are your choice to enjoy HD Videos

Apple release a new iPad mini at an event for media in San Jose, Calif. , costs $130 more than the two other best handheld tablets on the market of similar size, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7. The new iPad mini tablet did not get the warm reception the company is used to when it unveils new products. Why?

Sites with early access to the device all seem to agree that the hardware is leaps and bounds better than other tiny tablets, and that the overall experience is smoother as well. But compared to other rival tablets, the display is terrible. The iPad mini's 1024 x 768 resolution was a big step backwards from the iPad's much-touted Retina display. That’s a problem.

“Ew, the screen is terrible,” was the initial reaction of John Gruber’s wife when he first handed her the iPad mini, and he writes that the response matched his exactly. “The hardware and software are fantastic but the screen is “terrible” compared to Apple’s Retina displays”, The Daring Fireball owner went on to say that his opinion after a week remains unchanged.

The iPad mini has a resolution of 1024x780, with 163 pixels-per-inch; the Kindle Fire HD has a 1280x800 resolution, with 216 pixels-per-inch; and the Google Nexus 7 have a 1280×800 resolution with 216 ppi-per-inch. In this case, higher is better, lower is worse; Apple's screen doesn't stack up, and it comes affixed to a device that is $130 more expensive than the competition.

Now In an effort to make the tablet "even more portable," a 32GB version with HSPA+ antenna (compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile) will be released November 13th, only priced at $249. Also, in a post on its CampusLife website, the company confirmed that the Nexus 7 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update would be arriving soon for the tablet.

The Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire 7 HD have an aspect ratio of 16:10, closer to the 16:9 of the iPhone 5, which offers greater width (in landscape orientation) and height (in portrait orientation). That's better for HD video and single column lists. Here's an example of a popular movie on the iPad mini (left) and the Nexus 7/Kindle Fire HD 7 (right), in both widescreen (top) and full screen (bottom). test from imore have highlighted the interface chrome to better differentiate active content areas.

The iPad mini shows the wide screen version of the movie at a larger size, but downscales it from 1280 horizontal pixels to 1024 horizontal pixels (and vertically downscales from 720p to 585p). Full motion graphics, like movies and video games, however, are extremely resilient when it comes to screen density (just look at the variety of sizes 1080p television sets come in). So, it won't look terrible, but it won't look as good as the pixel-perfect Android tablets. At full screen, the iPad mini is much bigger, but also cuts off much more of the picture on both sides, an absolute deal-breaker for movie fans.

The lack of true HD gives the Nexus and Fire HD an advantage for video fans, Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg wrote.

Now, Sales of Google Inc. Nexus 7, made by Taiwan’s Asustek Computer Inc., are closing in on 1 million units a month, the Taiwanese maker revealed, while at the same time Apple's iPad Mini will hits stores on Friday. What will happen in the 7-inch tablet market? It remains to see.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Google Nexus 10 tablet vs iPad 4, beats the iPad at a price of $399

Google on Monday introduced a new Nexus 4 smartphone developed together with LG to take on Apple's iPhone 5, launched a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet with cellular data connectivity, and a 10-inch iPad competitor named the Nexus 10 partnered with Samsung, which is the ultimate tablet for watching movies or reading magazines, Google said in its official blog. The Google Nexus 10 will be available from the Google Play Store in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada, and Japan for $399 and up.

The series of new products all run Android 4.2, what the company called a "new flavor" of its mobile operating system code-named Jelly Bean.

The products were initially planned to be unveiled at a media event in New York, but Hurricane Sandy prompted the search company to cancel its media presentation. As such, the new products were simply unveiled via a press release on Monday.

As far as we know, the higher-end of Google's tablets–the Nexus 10–was built to go toe-to-toe with the iPad. How does it compare to Apple's market-leading slate? Let's take a look …


The Nexus 10 is thinner than the iPad, with slightly more oblong dimensions.


The Nexus 10 is a bit lighter than the iPad 4

The Nexus 10 is a bit lighter than the iPad, despite its slightly larger display.


The display is where things get real interesting here. The 10.055-inch Nexus 10 has a 300ppi display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. The slightly smaller 9.7-inch IPS LED display on the iPad 4th generation model has 264ppi and a display of 2048 x 1536.

There are other differences, as the Nexus utilizes Super AMOLED technology, next to the iPad's IPS. We look forward to getting these remarkable displays next to each other for some real-world comparisons.


The A6X should be a screamer, but Samsung's Exynos is no slouch either

The Nexus 10 packs Samsung's dual core Exynos chip, while the iPad 4 carries the Apple A6X (also manufactured by Samsung). This will also get more interesting with hands-on time, but one thing we can make sure is that both tablets should perform well.


Cameras look pretty close

At least on paper, cameras look close. Both sport 5MP rear shooters, with the Nexus 10 having a higher-megapixel front-facing camera.


The Nexus 10 (probably) doubles the iPad's RAM

The 4th-generation iPad's 1GB of RAM is unconfirmed, but we suspect it carries the same amount as the 3rd generation iPad. The Nexus 10, meanwhile, brings a full 2GB.


Apart from the iPad's 64GB option, we're all even here

Apart from the iPad's pricier 64GB option, storage options are even. The big story here is that the Nexus 10 undercuts the iPad's equivalent models by US$100.


For now, the Nexus 10 is Wi-Fi only

The Nexus 10 launches as a Wi-Fi only affair, but it's possible that Google will later offer a mobile data-equipped version. The iPad is available in both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G/LTE models.


The new Jellybean has some new features, but can it make up for the App Store's superior t...

The Nexus 10 ships with the updated version of Jellybean, Android 4.2. It's a relatively minor update, but it adds some new features like Photo Sphere (a 360 degree panorama photo tool), updated Google Now, and multiple user accounts. It also adds a Swype-like trace keyboard, built right into stock Android.

The biggest weakness of Android tablets, though, is still their native tablet app selection. This is where the iOS App Store excels, with its 275,000+ library of tablet-specific applications. If the Nexus 10 – along with its little brother, the Nexus 7 – is popular enough, that gap could soon shrink. It already has, to some degree. For now, however, too many Android tablet apps are still stretched-out smartphone apps.

For many shoppers, the most important category will be price. Here the Nexus 10 has a big advantage. Google and Samsung wisely undercut the iPad, selling the 16GB model for US$399. A tablet is a big purchase, and it will be interesting to see how many holiday shoppers opt for the cheaper – yet arguably more powerful –Nexus 10.

Summing up: 

The Nexus 10 are getting it into customers' hands on Nov. 13  at a price of $399 for 16GB of storage and $499 for 32GB..

With the top-notch hardware, aggressive pricing, updated version of Jellybean, the device could position itself as a long-term threat to iPad. 


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