Difference between Nexus 10 and Galaxy Note 10.1

Key difference: The Nexus 10 is a tablet computer running Android 4.2 (also named Jelly Bean) operating system, which was released with it. It was developed in collaboration with Samsung. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a tablet computer designed and manufactured by Samsung. It features a 10.1-inch screen and is marketed as a platform for multimedia consumption including movies, music, and web browsing. The Note 10.1 also features the use of a stylus named the S-Pen. The stylus is meant to be used as an input device for sketching and note-taking. The Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0.

With the constant upgrade in technology these days, new models of smartphones as well as upgraded models of smartphones with new features are being constantly launched in the market. Smartphones have become a way of life for many people, allowing them to do anything and everything on the go. This includes typing up a document, chatting with friends, video conferencing, writing up reports, checking e-mails, etc.

One of the most popular operating systems for smartphones and tablets is Android. Android is a Linux-based operating system owned and operated by the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 84 leading firms, which includes mobile handset makers, application developers, some mobile carriers and chip makers. The consortium is lead in part by Google, as well as HTC, Sony, Dell, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, Nvidia, and Wind River Systems.

A number of these companies’ smartphones and tablets run on Android. Android is an open source software, which means that the code is freely available for modification and distribution by device manufacturers, wireless carriers and enthusiast developers. Among the number of various companies, Google has also launched its own line of smartphones based on Android, called the Google Nexus. Each device in the Nexus line is produced via collaboration between Google and a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner.

The Nexus devices in general have an advantage over other devices in that the Android in the Nexus devices is pure. I.e. the Android does not have any manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications to it, such as a custom graphical user interface. The Android also has an unlockable bootloader to allow further development and end-user modification, all of which is usually blocked on other Android smartphones.

The Nexus 10 is a tablet computer running Android 4.2 (also named Jelly Bean) operating system, which was released with it. It was developed in collaboration with Samsung. It is Google’s second tablet, directly following the Nexus 7. It features a 10.1-inch, 2560×1600 pixel display, which at the time of its release was the highest resolution display for a tablet.. The Nexus 10 features a Samsung Exynos 5250 system on chip, a dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 central processing unit and a quad-core ARM Mali T604 graphics processing unit. The Nexus 10 was launched in two storage sizes, 16 GB and 32 GB

The Nexus 10 features Photo Sphere, a new camera technology that allows one to take 360 deg Panorama shots. The tablet also features a quick settings menu, allows for application of widgets on the lock screen, as well as gesture typing; an updated version of Google Now; and multiple user accounts for tablets.

An OEM which also had Android based devices in the market is Samsung. Samsung Group is a South Korean chaebol, the largest in South Korea. A chaebol is basically a conglomerate. A popular tablet in the market is Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a tablet computer designed and manufactured by Samsung. It features a 10.1-inch screen and is marketed as a platform for multimedia consumption including movies, music, and web browsing. The Note 10.1 also features the use of a stylus named the S-Pen. The stylus is meant to be used as an input device for sketching and note-taking. The Note 10.1 runs on Android 4.0.

The Note 10.1 is available with 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB storage capacity. The models are further bifurcated under Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi and 3G, as well as Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Google Nexus website, Samsung website and GSMArena.com.

 

Nexus 10

Galaxy Note 10.1

Launch Date

November 13, 2012

August 16, 2012

Company

Google; designed in collaboration with and manufactured by LG Electronics.

Samsung

Size

133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm (5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 in)

262 x 180 x 8.9 mm (10.31 x 7.09 x 0.35 in)

Display

True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~318 ppi pixel density)

800 x 1280 pixels, 10.1 inches (~149 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

 

Weight

139g

3G model: 600g

Wi-Fi: 597g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

No

LTE 1800/ 2600MHz) and 3.5G (HSPA+ 42.2Mbps

GUI

Pure Android

Samsung TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

Adreno 320

Mali-400MP

OS

Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon

Exynos 4412

RAM

2 GB RAM

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Mini-SIM

Internal Memory

8/16 GB storage

16/32/64 GB

Expandable Memory

None

microSD, up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Accelerometer, gyro, compass

Connectivity

  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC (Android Beam)
  • Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+
  • GSM/EDGE/GPRS
  • 3G
  • HSPA+ 42
  • Wireless charging
  • SlimPort (TM)
  • Bluetooth technology v 4.0 (Apt-X Codec support)
  • AllShare Play / AllShare Cast
  • Kies / Samsung Kies air
  • USB 2.0 Host, Samsung
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Channel Bonding

Data

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, USB

WiFi, GPRS, EDGE, USB, LTE

Speed

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0

USB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP

1.9 MP

Video

[email protected]

[email protected]

Camera Features

Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, photo sphere

Geo-tagging

Sound Enhancement

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

SNS integration

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player

Video supported formats

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

MP4/DivX/Xvid/FLV/MKV/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Po 2100 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 7000 mAh battery

Available Colors

Black

Black, White/Silver

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

No

No

GPS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

with A-GPS support; GLONASS

Java

Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Microphone
  • Ambient light
  • Compass
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor
  • Google Search,
  • Maps, Gmail,
    YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • SNS integration
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch app
  • Document editor/viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • S Pen Experience(6.5mm S Pen, S Note, S Planner etc.)
  • Multi Screen
  • Adobe Photoshop Touch
  • Pop up play
  • Smart Stay
  • Samsung TouchWiz
  • Video Wall
  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Hub
  • Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
  • Samsung S Suggest (App recommendation service)
  • Samsung ChatON mobile communication service
  • Google Mobile Services
  • Google Play, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps,
  • Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
  • Polaris office
  • A-GPS(3G version)
  • S-GPS(WiFi version)
  • Glonass

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