The battle of the tablets continue later this year as big names like Apple, Samsung and Google continue to release their products. Later this year, people will see more big names as the holidays rush in. According to reports, Google will be releasing their second generation Nexus 10 around Nov. 21. Once Google Nexus 10 is out, it will compete with the likes of Samsung and Sony. So what are Google's chances against competitors? A rundown of their specs and features should give holiday shoppers a better idea which product best suits them.

Google Nexus 10 2

Google has been successful with its tablet bit starting with the Nexus 7. With such positive reception and results from the Nexus 7, the market is expecting a lot from the Nexus 10 line. According to reports, the new slate will sport the following:

  • OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Screen: Super PLS 10.1 in (2,560 x 1,600, 299ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 or nVidia Tegra 4
  • GPU: Adreno 330 (if CPU is Qualcomm)
  • Storage: up to 32 GB (no microSD)
  • RAM: 2 GB or 3 GB
  • Cameras: 8 Mp rear, 2.1 Mp front
  • Connectivity: dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-side NFC, microUSB
  • Battery: Li-po 9,500 mAh non-removable

As Google's Android 4.4 KitKat promises better and deeper integration, as shown in Nexus 5, people are expecting the Nexus 10 to deliver true Android experience.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 2014 Edition shows the Korean tech company's continuous bid to target high end customers and professionals. The appearance of the device alone shows Samsung's intent on getting a portion of the high end market. Specs of the device include:

  • Display: 10.1" 2560 x 1600(WQXGA) TFT
  • Chipset: WiFi/3G : 1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad
  • LTE : 2.3 GHz Quad
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB microSD up to 64 GB
  • Dimension and weight: 243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm, 540 g(WIFI)/ 547 g(3G, LTE)
  • Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UX UI
  • S Pen input and great software backend
  • One of a kind split-screen multitasking and pop-up mini apps
  • Quad-band GPRS/EDGE/HSPA and hexa-band LTE connectivity cat.4

There are two editions of the Note 10.1 2014: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa-running Wi-Fi and 3G editions or a Snapdragon 800 supporting LTE. Those looking for style, performance and functionality can find this a good deal.

Samsung Note 8.0

The Samsung Note 8.0 comes with TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16 M colors offering 800 x 1280 pixels, 8.0 inches (~189 ppi pixel density). The device offers a memory of microSD, up to 64 GB including 16/32 GB storage, 2 GB RAM. It also includes a 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus camera. It runs on Exynos 4412, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 and Mali-400MP. The device can last up to 8 hours.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

One of the most prominent features of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is the vivid display. The device offers LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16 M colors including 1200 x 1920 pixels, 10.1 inches (~224 ppi pixel density). The brilliant 10.1" Reality Display runs on Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2. People can expect same display quality as HDTVs. Its multi-touch capacity can accommodate up to 10 fingers. The device also sports shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass.

The device caters as well to business professionals as well offering them a range of access to different business apps.