LG Nexus 4 Release Date Nov. 13, Google, Samsung Nexus 10 Tablet, 32GB Nexus 7 Price, Display to Crush Apple iPad
No hurricane will stop Google from taking the thunder from Microsoft.
Google just announced their highly anticipated devices, starting with the LG Nexus 4.
The LG Nexus 4 smartphone runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has a 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus display supported by Zerogap Touch technology with 1,280 x 768 pixel resolution, quad-core 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. It will have a 1.3 MP front-facing camera and will come in 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. It features wireless charging and NFC with a 2,100mAh battery with 15.3 hours of talk time and 390 hours on standby. It weights 139g and runs of 3G and HSPA+. It sells for $299 for the 8GB version and $349 for 16GB. Google will offer the unlocked version through T-Mobile, meaning it won't be available through Verizon, Sprint or AT&T, according to ABCNews.
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"This is the first time we collaborated with LG to build a Nexus device," said Andy Ru-bin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google, according to the press release. "They brought an extraordinary amount of talent to the project, and the result is a feature-packed device that feels great in your hand, and blazingly fast under the hood."
The Nexus 4 will be available for purchase on Google Play starting Nov. 13 in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. Offline availability in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East will begin from the end of November.
Google also announced the Nexus 10, a high-end tablet that will compete with Apple's 9.7-inch iPad, according to the LA Times.
The new Nexus 10 tablet features a 10.05-inch display with a resolution of 2,560x1,600 versus the iPad's resolution of 2,048x1,536 and a 300 ppi with a WQXGA Gorilla Glass 2 screen. It will have nine hours of continuous battery life and feature a 5MP rear-camera and a 1.9MP front-camera. It has 2GB of RAM and a 9,000 mAh battery. The tablet will also have micro USB and micro HDMI ports and has advanced MIMO WiFi, 4x faster than normal WiFi, according to Google Play. It comes with either 16GB and Wi-Fi for $399.99 and 32GB with Wi-Fi for $499.99.
About the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean:
"People increasingly have more than one device, and they switch between them many times a day. Nexus - Google's hardware line for Android devices - gets rid of the hassle," Google's Senior Vice President of Android, Andy Rubin, said in a Google post, according to ABCNews. "Just sign in with your Google Account and everything is there ready to go, whatever device you're using: photos, emails, contacts, bookmarks, even your entertainment on Google Play."
ABC reported that the new Android version adds new features such as a new keyboard, wireless video streaming services, a 360-degree photo feature, and a new Google Now service.
Google also announced the 32GB version of the Nexus 7. It stars at $249 for the Wi-Fi only version and $299 for the WiFi + Mobile data version unlocked. It comes with a 7-inch display with 1,280 x 800 HD display at 216 ppi. It has a 1.2MP front-facing camera with 1GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a 4,325 mAh battery. The 16GB version of the Nexus 7 sells for $199.
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