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Android Engineer Romain Guy Posts Fancy Shots of Nexus 10, Takes Our Breath Away

Yesterday, Romain Guy, an Android software engineer, tried his hand at some product images and came away with a few great shots of the upcoming Nexus 10. In his words, he wanted to see the device’s display compared to printed magazines, and may we say, it looks pretty good to us. 

I took these photos to show what the display looks like, especially compared to printed magazines. What you see is actual photos, not screenshots pasted on top of the device. This was my first time doing serious product shots and it’s about as hard as I imagined it would be.

Below we have the four images he posted. Needless to say, he did a very good job for being an “amateur.”

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Via: Google+

  • RicoDelicioso

    One thing that irks me is that since this device does not have any physical buttons on the front face of it, why not extend the screen a bit more and get it as close to the edges as possible. The bezel is just a little too big. IMO the bezel should be real thin since no buttons take up any space on the front. Whatever, a small gripe of mine. I already have the Nexus 7 and I would like to get this one but I can’t justify the expense. Sure it’s bigger and better, in terms of specs, but nonetheless….$400 bones is a bit steep when you already have the Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus, HP Touchpad (which is collecting dust on my desk), and 3 home computers. On a side note: Playing porn on all devices at the same time is awesome, highly recommended.

  • Adam Brandt

    for everyone saying how huge the bezel is, I think it’s just this picture. I believe the menu bars buttons aren’t visible and that what we’re all seeing as a large bezel, is just a black part of the screen that is off. Look at this picture here (http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/29/google-nexus-10/) for reference and you can see the screen is about on par with the ends of the stereo speakers on all sides equally. Anyway, this picture makes the bottom bezel look HUGE, and I think it’s misleading

  • socalrailroader

    I bet I know his favorite lettuce type. :D LOL

  • LewisSD

    posted my xoom on CL yesterday. Cant wait for the Nexus10!!!

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    If this had expandable memory I would totally ditch my Transformer Prime. But then again that keyboard dock is so sweet.

    Hell, I guess I should just get a Nexus 7 instead so I can have the gamut of screen sizes and still get fast OS updates.

  • Dustin Trainer

    So much bezel….smh

  • matt

    So when is it coming out?

  • steveliv

    add 4g and you can take my money…well after my xoom goes kaput, then you can have my money. :P

  • NemaCystX

    So is the Nexus 10 the device we heard was being shown behind closed doors at CES 2012 with that ultra high resolution display? (The one that was rumored to be the 11.6″ tablet)

  • huntershikes

    I definitely need to see what kind of accessories/cases will be made – kickstands, magnetic closure, etc.

    • Tyler

      I agree, I was going to buy the Asus TF700T because it had a keyboard dock. But I would much rather have this with a stand and a bluetooth keyboard then TF700T. This thing needs to have some rather compelling accessories to steer me towards it,

  • http://twitter.com/aaronhurt Aaron Hurt

    TAKE MY MONEY!

  • Sven Enterlein

    This device is definitely designed to be ergonomic and not pretty. But hey, the price seems cool! For my primary use I’d like to have removable storage though. If only they made other tabs with that kind of display!

  • http://twitter.com/Jubmasterflex Jubby Salhi

    Am I the only one that can’t get over that “Leno-Chin” of a bezel?

  • azndan4

    Too much bezel

    • George264

      You want no bezel, get the iPad mini, having no bezel=nothing to hold on to, and makes it look like a warped ugly POS.

      • Caleb Martin

        I have to agree with azndan4, but that doesn’t mean I want no bezel. There’s a happy medium somewhere.

  • Breezer23

    I look forward to seeing one in person! I already have too many tablets though. In order for me to stop using my Ipad 3 (I really would love to get rid of it), Google really needs to push developers to make quality Tablet apps.

    This reminds me a lot of the HP Touchpad in regards to design.

  • http://twitter.com/turdbogls Turdbogls

    Sooooo…anyone wanna buy a tf300? $275 :)

  • http://twitter.com/DanielReitzell Daniel Reitzell

    I need this nowwww!!

  • Droid Burgundy

    I really can’t decide if this is worth getting instead of a Nexus 7 or Surface Pro….. I want one tablet to rule them all, and possibly eliminate my need for a laptop, with exception of a few IDE’s, and photo shop….

    • nspooty

      Nexus 7 for consumption… Surface Pro for production. :)

      • Droid Burgundy

        or am hoping surface pro with x86 android as vm ? The best of both worlds… is it possible?

        • Ash Hanna

          Don’t see why it would be impossible
          These devs nowadays can jam some pretty amazing stuff into these new devices Lol

        • rstat1

          The Surface Pro is just a laptop with a detachable keyboard, so anything that is possible on a laptop will be possible on a surface pro.

    • marcusmaximus04

      Depending on what you use those IDE’s for, there’s always AIDE and CCTools and the like(I use those on my Nexus 7 for working on my android game)

      • Droid Burgundy

        no i have never tried any native apps, will check those out :)

  • JoMama

    Im not digging the design… I’d rather have Asus makes the nexus 10 with similar form factor as the nexus 7.

    • Liderc

      Agreed, looks odd. Nexus 7 has a much cleaner design.

    • Guest

      you’re looking at it the wrong way

      You should have bought the Nexus 7 for it’s portability and form factor than comparing it to a 10 inch version of it.

  • Mordecaidrake

    Kinda makes me regret buying the Nexus 7.

    • http://twitter.com/cheese cheese

      you’re looking at it the wrong way

      You should have bought the Nexus 7 for it’s portability and form factor than comparing it to a 10 inch version of it

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000372600312 Joseph Pojunis

      Why not have both?

  • Captain_Doug

    Wish we could get a closer shot of the screen…

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    shoot, every time i think i convinced myself i could live without this, new goodies pop up. I just can’t quit you, Nexus 10 :-*

    • NemaCystX

      ditto, i’m actually thinking of selling my recently purchased Infinity for a 32GB Nexus 10

    • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

      It’s amazing, I can’t wait for them to be released so I can go total iSheep mode and camp outside the store (just kidding, I actually have a life lol)! This tablet is so awesome my high school is actually dumping their iPads and moving towards Nexus devices!

      • http://twitter.com/borochocho Cesar

        Is that so? Wow, how’d you convince them to do that? lol

        • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

          I goto a really small Pre- Collegiate school (there’s only about 50 of us between 9th and 10th grade) and a lot of our teachers are wanting to venture into the Android world (our tech class is wanting to start using Android devices to get started with the Android SDK and Java coding). Plus The iPads we have now are the older second generation which have been through a lot in the past 2 years and we have been looking at getting something new which the Nexus devices line up perfectly with! They’re cheaper all around (apps, books, device cost, etc) and they offer much more versatility! Plus since we would be taking them home the school would rather lend out a $200 Nexus 7 than a $500 iPad! I didn’t really have to convince them of anything seeing as they were already looking at Android and I just showed our tech instructor the Google Play homepage and the prices (which are astonishingly low!!!)!

  • TheWenger

    People bitch about the curves, but when you think about it they kinda make sense. The bezel curves out where you’re most likely to grip the device in both orientations.

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      agreed. frankly, i don’t want a bezel-less display. plus — dual speakers!

  • hfoster52

    “Well if you turn it on its side….oh never mind” says apple engineer.

    • enob

      You’re holding it wrong

  • TheWenger

    Give it to me now.

    • Greyhame

      That’s what she s………. wait, sorry, wrong forum.

  • Steve Benson

    I love that this thing craps all over the new ipad’s display. ASUS got close with their transformer line, but Samsung nailed it.

    • http://twitter.com/humancyborg Human Cyborg

      That seems a little optimistic. There’s more to life than ppi, and even that is pretty close.

      Hopefully this doesn’t feel like a plasticky POS, and we see some proper Android tablet apps soon. It’s been what, 18 months since the Xoom arrived and we’re still dealing with a pretty poor selection of tablet-optimied apps.

      • Asuriyan

        The display is a Samsung Super PLS LCD. It’s the evolution of IPS technology- look it up. It should be pretty mind blowing.

        • http://twitter.com/humancyborg Human Cyborg

          Agreed, it *should* be, but saying that a not-yet-seen display ‘craps all over’ the current industry leader is a bit of a stretch.

          • thebruce44

            Not yet seen? Lots of reviewers have seen it.

          • George264

            you should link me. have not seen any reviews yet

          • George264

            The people downvoting you, are the people who can’t accept anything Apple makes. Before this, there was no other display out there that can match the iPad’s display. This could either be better or on par with the iPad. And people who do not believe that are ignorant stupid, obsessive, and complete Android fanboys. Being like that is as bad as people who worship Apple.

      • TSY87

        yep, completely agree with you. The Nexus7 display should have been amazing, it had an IPS screen, decent resolution etc, but it looked faded and overall cheap. Comparing specs often times does not translate into real world performance. I don’t doubt this display will be good, but apple did a really good job with the retina ipad display, even matching its quality would be amazing.

        I also agree with your second comment. Overall build better be premium. I don’t mind plastics, just use better quality plastics and make sure the device doesnt feel flimsy. That was another complaint with my nex7. the screen could be pressed into the body and it felt like it was springy almost. And yes… APPS APPS APPS. The main reason I ended up selling the nex7, besides the lackluster display and cheap feeling construction, was the fact that android STILL does not have a decent selection of apps that work for tablet sized screens.

        Tablet devices need apps that are made specifically for them in order to be used effectively. What may work on a 5″ screen, will look terrible on a 10″ screen. You cant just scale the entire app to stretch across the display and call it done, they need to make better use of the larger real estate.

        All that said, I have extremely high hopes for the nexus 10. I really hope developers spend more time making tablet apps to really compete with the ipad.

      • http://twitter.com/borochocho Cesar

        Why do people care so much about the apps? I care about the software and the hardware. There are plenty of apps. Android doesn’t need to have a tablet version of an app if it already has a phone version. It will work just fine. Optimizing it for tablets would be a bonus. I would stare into the homescreen of this bad boy for hours and hours and hours.