Google Unveils its ‘Truly Shareable’ Nexus 10 Tablet

By Devon Glenn 

Google today announced the release of the new Nexus 10 tablet, which runs on Android 4.2 and is the largest of the three available tablet sizes. The company is calling it “the first truly shareable tablet.”

From the official Google blog:

With Android 4.2, you can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen. We believe that everyone should have quick and easy access to their own stuff — email, apps, bookmarks, and more. That way, everyone can have their own home screens, their own music, and even their own high scores.

Another social feature of Google’s Nexus tablets is the Photo Sphere: a picture tool inspired by Google Street View in Google Maps that lets users take 360-degree images and share them on Google+, email them, or add them to their Google photo albums.

“Photo Spheres make you feel like you’re really there,” wrote Hugo Barra, director of product management for Android at Google. “When you’re snapping a photo sphere, you can move in every direction, you can look up, you can look down, every detail from the original scene is just there.”