The Google Nexus 10 is actually a tablet while the Nexus 4 is a mobile phone, but both are co-developed using technologies created by Google and Samsung. In this article, we will take a look at the specs of the Nexus 10 to see if it is capable of running the Whatsapp mobile messaging application.
The Nexus 10 packs quite a powerful punch when it comes to processing capabilities. Here are some of the hardware features that make up its interior:
-Samsung Exynos 5260 chip system
-Dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 CPU
-Quad-core ARM Mali T604 graphics processing unit
-5-megapixel, rear-facing camera with LED flash
And here’s what you get with the software side of the house:
-Comes installed with Google Chrome, Gmail, Play Music, Play Books, Play Movies, the Play Store application, YouTube, Currents, Google+, Maps, and People.
Will it Run Whatsapp?
Unfortunately, Whatsapp does not officially support the downloading of their apps to tablets at this time. It is likely that this feature will be changed rather soon, as expanding their messaging app’s presence into the tablet market will be huge for marketing and purchases for the creators of Whatsapp.
It almost makes no sense that the Nexus 10 isn’t capable of running right now, as Whatsapp only requires Android 2.1, which is a software that even the oldest Android-based phones and tablets usually possess.
How to Download it in the Future
Assuming that Whatsapp becomes available for your Android Nexus 10 in the future, here are the steps that you will need to take to download it to your tablet:
1. Click on the Google Play Store Application from your tablet’s home screen
2. Inside of the Google Play Store app, look for a search bar in the top right corner. Type in the name of the application in this search bar.
3. Once Whatsapp pops up, click the widget for it, and proceed to hit “download”. The Google Play Store will download the application install it, and then automatically place it on your applications screen (i.e. your home screen).
For now, though, your other option is to run the Whatsapp application on the Google Nexus 10 Tablet’s counterpart, the Nexus 4 smartphone. The Nexus 4 comes fully loaded with all of the hardware and software that you need to run this app effectively, so you won’t have to do anything to change the phone. All you would need to do is follow the above steps in the same manner that you would with the tablet, and you should be good to go.