Out of no where Google today officially unveiled the next phases of Nexus devices. Google announced the all new Nexus 4 smartphone made by LG, 10.1 inch Nexus 10 tablet made by Samsung, new 32GB nexus 7 tablet and a 3G/HSPA+ compatible Nexus 7 tablet. They all run on the latest Android 4.2 OS, a new flavor of Jelly Bean, which includes the latest version of Google Now and other great new features.
Google Nexus 4
Google has partnered with LG to develop the newest smartphone in the Nexus line-up, the all new Nexus 4 smartphone. Nexus 4 features a powerful 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM making it the fastest version of Android ever. It got a 4.7inch True HD IPS Plus display supported by Zerogap Touch technology and got 320 ppi providing crisp images and videos. It comes with a high-performance 8MP camera and takes stunning Photo Sphere images. Photo Sphere, lets snap shots up, down and in every direction to create stunning 360-degree immersive experiences. Nexus 4 runs on the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 which brings in lots of handy features.
The latest Android 4.2 brings lots of new features such as Gesture Typing, which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type on the keyboard—it makes typing fast, fun and a whole lot simpler. Support for wireless display, which lets users watch video on Miracast-compatible HDTV. It also got the latest version of Google Now built-in, which make life simpler by giving users the right information at just the right time in easy to read card.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs with 2GB RAM
- 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
- Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
- 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+, Wi-Fi connectivity
- 8GB / 16GB Internal memeory
- 8.0MP rear camera and 1.3MP HD front camera
- Wireless charging, NFC
- 2,100mAh Li-Polymer battery ( Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours)
Nexus 4 will be available on 8GB storage version with a pricing of $299 (16K INR) and 16GB storage version with a pricing of $349. It will start selling from November 13th 2012 on Google Play store and other offline retails in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. Currently there is no word on when it will be available in India. Some sources say LG will officially launch Nexus 4 in India at the end of November 2012.
Google Nexus 10 tablet
Google partners with Samsung to build the gorgeous Nexus 10 tablet. It packs one of the highest resolution tablet on the planet at 2560 x 1600 with 300ppi providing over 4 million pixels right in your hands. Its powered by Dual-core Cortex A15 CPU with 2GB RAM, same found on the latest Chromebook. It comes with a powerful battery that can provide up to nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time. It also runs on the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2 which brings in lots of handy features. Its a complete entertainment pack and comes with a front facing stereo speakers.
Another notable feature is the multi user support for Android 4.2 making it the first sharable tablet. With Android 4.2, users can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen. Through this everyone should have quick and easy access to their own stuff — email, apps, bookmarks, and more.
- Dual-core Cortex A15 CPU with 2GB RAM and Quad-cor Mali T604 GPU
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- 5MP rear camera and 1.9MP front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- Front-facing stereo speakers
- 9000 mAh battery
- Two NFC chips (one in the front, one in back)
Nexus 10 come in 16GB and 32GB storage version and being priced at $399 and $499 respectively. It will start selling from November 13th 2012 on Google Play store and other offline retails in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. Currently there is no word on when it will be available in India.
Google Nexus 7 32GB and 3G Version
Google has updated its Nexus 7 tablet offering by bringing in 32GB storage version and also providing a 3G version of Nexus 7. Google has dropped its 8 GB storage version and revised its pricing for Nexus 7. Now 16GB Nexus 7 is being priced at $199 and 32GB at $249. Nexus 7 is now also available with 32GB and HSPA+ mobile at a price of $299, which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide
Nexus 7 tablet features a 7inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and protected by scratch resistant Corning glass. Its powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor with a 12-core GPU that provides everything in faster, the pages load quickly, gameplay is smooth and responsive, and running multiple apps is a breeze. It runs on the latest Android mobile OS Android 4.2, Jelly Bean which provides smarter notifications, beautiful new widgets and home screen customization that’s as easy as drag-and-drop.
- 7inch 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi), protected by scratch resistant Corning glass
- Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor with a 12-core GPU and 1GB RAM
- Android 4.2(Jelly Bean)
- 1.2MP front-facing camera
- 16 GB or 32GB internal storage
- Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth
- NFC (Android Beam)
- Accelerometer, GPS, Magnetometer, Gyroscope
- 4325 mAh Battery (Up to 8 hours of active use)
A Nexus device is much more than simply a phone or tablet, it’s a connection to the best of Google. So which is your next Nexus device?
Source – Google Nexus