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    Lightbulb My brief review.

    I will be adding to this review as I get aquanted with this tablet.

    My first tablet was an iPad 1. My current tablet is an iPad 3.

    This is my first Android tablet.

    My biggest reason for buying the Nexus 10 over the iPad 4 was RAM and curiosity. iOS was
    also getting a little "tired".

    The apps I use most on my iPad are what I will be focusing on:
    • Safari, for browsing
    • Mail, for multiple mail accounts
    • WeatherBug HD, for weather. I cannot stress how amazing and useful this app is.
    • iMessage, for SMS. Tied to my iPhone/e-mail, very useful.


    I use a few other apps but those are pretty much what I use the most.
    As my review expands, I'll try to include what I consider to be Android equivalents, if
    they exist.

    I don't have to tell anyone that crossing platforms is difficult because of app purchases and
    OS experience. Being tied to a single ecosystem isn't great but necessary sometimes.

    One random, yet notable observation. This Nexus has a slightly strong VOC odor to it. I'm part bloodhound, so this may not effect everyone. All the plastic and rubberizing definitely needs more time to off-gas. It's giving me a slight headache.


    So far, the keyboard is a slight hurdle and browsing is a little awkward. I'm use to the "back" button being
    at my left thumb, top left of the browser, yet it's now at the bottom. I'm typing this using the Dolphin browser
    and I'll explain why. One note about the keyboard, the spell assist is very nice. I hope the predictive text gets better though.
    With that said, it's no better or worse than Apple's implementation. My opinion is very preliminary though.

    My first synthetic benchmark is Sun spider. Yeah, I've read how it is not very useful these days but it was the easiest to run
    straight out of the box.

    WiFi doesn't seem to be remarkably faster while browsing. It seems equal to the iPad. However, downloading apps from Google Play seem
    unbelievably faster than using Apple's app store. Android apps also install significantly faster. The iPad 4 has started using what equates to MIMO,
    so I expected the Nexus 10 to be remarkably faster loading web pages, compared to my iPad 3. This is simply not happening in Chrome or Dolphin.
    The fact that Android apps download insanely fast tells me that Android web browsers are extremely behind in development. Everyone knows Chrome is lagging behind but even Dolphin didn't impress me much. I understand that web content takes time to load but I believe the hardware is
    being underutilized. If anyone has thoughts on this, please correct me. I'm learning as I go along.


    iPad 3: Safari Browser [1644.8ms]


    Chrome Browser [1370.5ms]:

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    Dolphin Browser [987.1ms]:

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    Kraken JavaScript [9870.7ms]:

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    AndroBench Results:
    View Anand's Nexus 7 16gb results here:

    Some of these memory results point to some sweet NAND in this Nexus 10


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    Last edited by Jol.E.Roger; 11-16-2012 at 07:27 PM.
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    You touched on a lot but I did want to comment regarding the VOC odor. While I don't detect it using the device, while unboxing it was very apparent. In fact, I picked up the wall plug thinking it was the plastic wrapped around it. Very strange the odor was one of my first impressions. Glad I wasn't the only one. :-)
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    I must not have a strong sense of smell because I didn't notice any odor at all. I even sniffed my tablet after reading your remarks. Couldn't smell anything unusual. As far as browsers go I like to use Firefox as it still works with flash in jelly bean.
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    I would go with FireFox BETA. I installed the last build of Flash for 4.0 from Adobe's site and I kept getting force closures with the regular FireFox build. So I downloaded FireFox BETA and have a flawless browsing experience on the N10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jol.E.Roger View Post
    This is simply not happening in Chrome or Dolphin.
    The fact that Android apps download insanely fast tells me that Android web browsers are extremely behind in development. Everyone knows Chrome is lagging behind but even Dolphin didn't impress me much. I understand that web content takes time to load but I believe the hardware is
    being underutilized. If anyone has thoughts on this, please correct me. I'm learning as I go along.
    Can you try Firefox Beta:
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    Firefox beta is what I meant. Works great.
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    Try the SwiftKey 3 Tablet app. I've used it on all my Android devices.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
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    For the keyboard, that is. Coming from the Dark Side I wasn't sure if you knew. Glad to have you with us.

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