Google announces Nexus 10 tablet with 2,560 x 1,500, 300 ppi display and Android 42, shipping November 13th for $399

Weather? What weather? Google has announced the Nexus 10, a Samsung-made 10.05-inch tablet that appears to share a lot of DNA with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Android chief Andy Rubin revealed that the device will be packing a 2,560 x 1,600 display, promising a pixel density of 300 ppi. Google has also indicated that the Nexus 10 will crank out nine hours of continuous video playback and 500 hours of standby on its 9,000mAh lithium polymer battery. Of course, no new tablet would be complete without a new operating system, and while we’ll still be calling it Jelly Bean, it’s now been bumped all the way up to Android 4.2.

The official specifications match those that were leaked late last week, and inside the device is a dual-core, Cortex A15-based 1.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 CPU. In addition, there’s a Mali T604 GPU, stereo speakers, 2GB of RAM, NFC, 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO + HT40) WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, with front-and rear NFC (Android beam) radios. ‘Round back you’ll find a 5-megapixel main camera and a 1.9-megapixel forward-facing shooter. Weighing 603 grams, it’s 8.9mm thick and offers microUSB, Pogo Pin, microHDMI and the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. It’ll be available from November 13th on Google Play in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan — with the 16GB edition costing $399 (£319 in the UK) and the 32GB version setting you back $499 (£389).