Difference between Nexus 10 and iPad

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. iPads have the screen size of 9.7 inches with multi-touch display. iPads are intended as devices for a multimedia experience, reading e-books, watching movies, listening to music, playing games, browsing the Internet, or retrieving e-mail.

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.

Apple originally launched iPad in 2010. Its launch started a new trend for tablets. iPad is a type of tablet PC, which was originally promoted as a cross between an Apple iPhone and iPod Touch with added capabilities of computing. However, it is not meant to be a replacement for desktop personal computers or laptops. iPads have computational properties that can do some tasks as laptops but not all.

iPads have the screen size of 9.7 inches with multi-touch display. iPads are intended as devices for a multimedia experience, reading e-books, watching movies, listening to music, playing games, browsing the Internet, or retrieving e-mail. It has a software structure more like that of a mobile phone. It also has a very simple user interface, which can even be easily operated by children. . iPads are available with a memory capacity of 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.

The iPad is available in models supporting only Wi-Fi, or 3G and Wi-Fi. However, iPad lacks Flash, software that a number of websites use to display content. So, iPad cannot load these pages. This limits the web surfing experience.

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

 

Nexus 7

iPad (4th generation)

Launch Date

June 27, 2012

November 2, 2012

Company

Google; designed in collaboration with and manufactured by Asus.

Apple

Size

198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm (7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 in)

241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm (9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 in)

Display

LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

800 x 1280 pixels, 7.0 inches (~216 ppi pixel density)

1536 x 2048 pixels, 9.7 inches (~264 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Glass

Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

340g (11.99 oz)

652g (1.44 lb)

662g (1.46 lb) for 3G model

2G Network

GSM : 850/900/1800/1900

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1459/ A1460

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1460

3G Network

WCDMA :

850/900/2100

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1459/ A1460

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1460

4G Network

No

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - A1459

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1460

GUI

Pure Android

iUI

CPU speed

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9

Dual-core 1.4 GHz

GPU

ULP GeForce

PowerVR SGX554MP4 (quad-core graphics)

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)

iOS 6

Chipset

Nvidia Tegra 3

Apple A6X

RAM

1 GB RAM

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM for 3G model

Micro-SIM for 3G model

Internal Memory

16/32 GB storage

16/32/64/128 GB

Expandable Memory

None

None

Sensors

G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope,

E-compass, GPS, NFC, Hall Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, compass

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC (Android Beam)
  • 32GB + Mobile data version only: Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+
  • 32GB + Mobile data version only: GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 32GB + Mobile data version only: 3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • 32GB + Mobile data version only: HSPA+ 21 Mbps

Wi-Fi + Cellular Model

  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • LTE (Bands 4 and 17)

Wi-Fi + Cellular Model (MM)

  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
  • Data only

All Models

  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Data

WiFi, NFC, USB

GPRS, EDGE for 32GB + Mobile data version only

WiFi, USB

GPRS, EDGE, LTE for Wi-Fi + Cellular Model

Speed

HSPA+ 21 Mbps

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth V3.0

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

Micro-USB

USB v2.0, special lightening charger

Primary Camera

1.2 MP

5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus

Secondary Camera

None

Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi + Cellular

Video

720p

1080p@30fps, video stabilization

Camera Features

Video-calling

Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection

Audio supported formats

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV

Video supported formats

MP4/H.264 player

H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery Capacity

Non-removable Li-Ion 4325 mAh battery

Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

Available Colors

Black

Black, White

Messaging

Email, Push Email, IM, RSS

iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML (Safari)

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

None

None

Additional Features

  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 4,325 mAh battery
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Microphone
  • Magnetometer
  • Google Wallet
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input
  • VoiceOver screen reader
  • Guided Access
  • Support for playback of closed-captioned content
  • AssistiveTouch interface for adaptive accessories
  • Full-screen zoom magnification
  • Large text
  • Option to invert colours
  • Left/right volume adjustment

Image Courtesy: androidheadlines.com, pluggedin.co.uk

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