Hurricane Sandy, which is battering North America, has kept the programmed Google event from happening on October 29th, but not the actual presentation of its products, which have been introduced on its official blog: The new Google Nexus 4 smartphone, the new Nexus 7 tablet model, the new Nexus 10, and the new version of Android 4.2.
Google Nexus 4: The New Generation of Smartphones
Nexus 4 is the new generation of mobile devices endorsed by the company, and the first time they have been developed by LG. They sport a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, Adremo 320 GPU, and the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. In addition to a frontal camera, it has an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash. In regards to storage, there will be 8 and 16GB versions without expandable microSD memory.
In regards to the screen, it has a 4.7” display and 1280X768 resolution and 320 pixels per pinch density. All this is housed in a 9.1mm and 139 gram case. It will have a 2100 mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly from a base, which doesn’t come standard with the device.
And now, the most surprising thing of all—the Nexus 4 will go on sale this November 13th . The price of the 8GB model will be $299, while the 16GB will cost $349. In a few days the online preorders will begin on GooglePlay.
Nexus 7: A Tablet as Powerful as Affordable
Google’s other big release is the new version of its 7-inch tablet that has 32GB of storage and 3G connectivity, manufactured by ASUS, which will have the same features as its predecessor: an IPS panel with 1280X800 resolution, a quad-core 1.3 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, and 1GB of RAM.
They have centered their efforts on creating an economical while also robust product, which is why their prices are extremely competitive. The previous 16GB model still on the market will drop to $199, while the new 32GB model will cost $249. Lastly, the device with 32GB and 3G will cost $299. These models will arrive the 13th of November as well, just as the rest of the products introduced.
Nexus 10: An Assault on the King of Tablets
Google’s next daring move is a tablet with superior features manufactured by Samsung. It will have a dual-core 1.7GHz A15 processor and a Mali T604 GPU. Its powerful 10-inch screen will have 2560X1600 resolution at 300 PPI. It has 1.9 megapixel front-facing and 5 megapixel rear-facing cameras, something that the previous model didn’t have. In regard to connectivity, it will have WiFi, Bluetooth, and the NFC Android Beam system. Until now nothing has been said about a possible 3G model.
Among other features, it will have a microHDMI connector for HD video output, MicroUSB, ability to charge on a charging pad, microphone, gyroscope, GPS, etc., and a ton of features that will run on the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Just like the others, it will hit the market on November 13th in two models: the 16GB version will cost $399 while the 32GB will cost $499. What it comes down to is that from now on Apple has a fierce competitor, in large measure because of its mobile catalog.