Kayode, I wouldn't buy the iPad, period. It's an overpriced reader. I have a Samsung Galaxy tab and it does everything the iPad does. It's cheaper, functional, does not tie me down to Apple or any other company. It's good for my purpose.
>>this tablet was believed to be underpowered despite the two ARM Cortex-A15 cores<<
ARM is a 32 bit register architecture processor - its house manager (OS) unable to perform its responsibility as expected. It matters for the operating system to keep the memory well once this is missing its impact going to be felt on such as schedulability and timing methods of the hardware. I guess that may be causing issue with underpowering, and perhaps size of its memory.
Impressive tablet! I think part of the processing speed issue is the Android operating system. I don't believe it is as optimized as Apple is for a smooth running OS. However, can't complain, Android has it's own advantages too. Hopefully it won't reduce the battery life of the tablet by Google beefing up the processing, or make the tablet bulky.
Google may be planning to release a second generation Nexus 10 tablet in 2013. The first version had a resolution of 2560 x 1600 which is higher than iPad 3 and 4. This screen received positive response from many end users. However, this tablet was believed to be underpowered despite the two ARM Cortex-A15 cores and a Mali T604-Class GPU encapsulated inside Samsung's Exynos 5 chip.
Google may move to multicore from dual core design plus it will replace the GPU with a newer version with 8 cores. Google will keef the 2GB system memory as this is going to allow it to take on iPad 4 and 5.
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