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Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 favored over Nexus 10 2013

Earlier on this week we asked you for your thoughts on the painful delay for the Nexus 10 2013 release date, after Google no-showed yet again when rumors were suggesting a release during the busy shopping period. It turns out that most of you have taken matters into your own hands, deciding to skip Google’s tablet altogether and pick up the promising Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition instead.

With the specs that the newest 10.1 Note contains – we don’t blame you either. While Google’s Nexus 10 2013 is going to be first to any future software updates undoubtedly, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 isn’t going to be too far behind and can also boast some hardware advantages over Google’s missing tablet.

3GB of RAM inside the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a big deal for consumers compared to the rumored 2GB on the Nexus 10 2013. The new Note 10.1 also comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor which offers a quad-core 2.3 GHz clock speed, complimented by an Adreno 330 graphics unit.

The Galaxy Nexus 10 specs may well include a Tegra 4 setup if rumors are correct, but we think the specs on the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 are more than good enough and certainly won’t make those who have bought one due to the Nexus 10 delay, regret their decision.

Has Google messed up in a big way?
Has Google messed up in a big way?

We had vast feedback from you saying that Google has now missed out on your money and that most have opted for the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition instead. There’s still no word on whether Google will release their tablet in 2013, with the lack of communication the most frustrating aspect of all for consumers.

Are you one of these consumers who grew tired with Google’s silence and picked up a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition during the sales? During Cyber Monday, we told you that Best Buy were offering the Note 10.1 2014 with a $50 discount, bringing the overall price to $500.

Did you take advantage of this particular offer? If you are now a new Note 10.1 user, let us know how your tablet is handling so far. Are you happy with the device, or wish you had waited for the Nexus 10 2013 despite Google’s silence?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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I lost patience with google and all the fake reviews. I am currently waiting on the 32gb version to become availible in the UK at a realistic price. currently the cheapest I can find is nearly £200 more than the 16gb model. A complete rip off.

Spitting Wand
Spitting Wand

Yes I did lose patience with Google and am typing this comment from my lovely new Note 10.1 2014 which I’m very happy with. Your loss Google, I was desperate for the new Nexus 10 but my patience ran out. Thank goodness for Samsung excellent alternative. In fact I think it’s better – I like the stylus additions – so Google has done me a favour delaying the nexus 10.

deppman
deppman

I got the Asus tf701t. Saved $180 over the note, comparable to better performance (see laptop mag review), no touchwiz bloat, SD, HDMI, beautiful screen, and an excellent optional dock. With dock, can have 192GB storage (64gb + 2 SD cards). I love it.

With dock it costs less than the note!

Matthew
Matthew

Count me in. No nexus on cyber Monday so next day got the LTE version Note 10.1 for the snapdragon 800. No problems yet and having fun figuring out my first tablet. Glad I got it. Google lost my money.

DK
DK

As previous nex 7 owner, I also waited for nex 10 for comparison before getting a new tablet but got sick of waiting and picked up the note 2014. Now I wish I’ve made the decision quicker as I absolutely love my note 2014. Matter of fact, I think samsung is pretty bad on promoting it’s features as I found quite a few features that was really useful that was never advertised or found on any YouTube review etc.. Also I don’t like touch wiz on my gs 4 as its features r mostly gimmicks, but note touch wiz has… Read more »

Avai
Avai

I really wanted a 2013 N10 but maybe we’ll see a new N10 in 2014. The specs of the 2014 Note are amazing, but the price is out of my budget. I tested it extensively and the buttons on the bezel were very frustrating. When holding the tablet vertically, which is more comfortable for reading because your eyes don’t have to scan as widely, I always accidentally bumped the bezel’s buttons. I still don’t own a new 10″ tablet but I hope a new one comes out soon.

FoobarStarr
FoobarStarr

I have a couple of theories about the release of the Nexus 10 2013. Each of these are ideas as to what Google is doing as well as why they are remaining mum on the subject. NOT BASED ON ANYTHING I HAVE HEARD! 1) If it is actually being released by Samsung as Sundar Pichai alluded to earlier in the year (because I don’t believe the “rumors” of it being produced by other manufacturers), Samsung and Google came to an agreement that Google would wait to release it so as to not cannibalize the Galaxy Note 10.1 during the peak… Read more »

BoogieNYC
BoogieNYC

The Note 10.1 2014 is a solid product and I purchased it. My issue wasn’t with the dollars (which are somewhat high, granted) but with the navigation buttons being hardwired to the center of the device in landscape mode. I use my tablet in portrait mode 95% of the time, so having those buttons stuck (not just the hard home button but the soft back and menu buttons) unchanging meant I would accidentally hit them fairly frequently and the entire process became beyond tedious, so the device went back. Had the device not had these hard buttons (nor the odd… Read more »

HappyWithMyS-Pen
HappyWithMyS-Pen

Google who? I am that patient consumer you described and, yes, I took advantage of theBest Buy deal. Turns out the S-pen, which I had always poo-poo’ed as gimmicky, was made for me. Totally changed the way I use a tablet. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is everything and more than what i could have expected from the N10 2013 (’14?, ’15?…). Super fast, beautiful screen, solid build, etc. And while I’ve had some basic multi – tasking features on my N7, you clearly need the larger screen to take advantage of them. Samsung jumped all over that and made… Read more »

Hacked-Off
Hacked-Off

I am certainly frustrated at the lack of information. I have a Nexus 7 and intended to upgrade to a Nexus 10. If there is to be no 2nd generation Nexus 10, TELL US. If there is but you are having production volume problems, again TELL US. In my opinion with its handling of the Nexus 10 and the Chromecast, Google is either being very naive or is displaying a contempt for its customer base similar to that demonstrated by Apple. I would be willing to wait for a new Nexus 10 but in the absense of information, I will… Read more »

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