Google unmasks Nexus 4 Smartphone and Nexus 10 Tablet

It was a sunny day in California when Microsoft hosted its Windows 8 phone announcement. But the devastating hurricane Sandy made Google to call off the 29th Oct. event in New York. That didn’t stop Google. It’s Google! It unmasked the latest addition to its flagship Nexus line, namely a 10-inch Nexus tablet and the new Nexus 4 Smartphone at an event in San Francisco.


Nexus 4 Smartphone is co-manufactured with LG Electronics Inc. and comes with Android 4.2 version of Jelly Bean. The device has a 4.7-inch screen with 1280×768 resolution, True HD IPS Display panel and an 8-megapixel autofocus camera. The device has Qualcomm’s quad-core processor which is clocked at 1.5 GHz along with 2GB RAM.

The phone will be available in 8GB and 16GB versions. The device supports NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0. No support for LTE for now but has an an unlocked pentaband DC-HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access which comes to 42Mbps).

Nexus 4 is releasing on 13th November. The 8GB version is for $299 while the 16GB version is for $349.

Nexus 10 Tablet is co-manufactured with Samsung and has a 10-inch screen with the highest screen resolution as far as tablets are concerned. The screen resolution is 2560 x 1600 which comes to 300 pixels per inch.

The Nexus 10 has a pair of front-facing stereo speakers on either side of the display, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel front camera for video chat. It also comes with a dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM and will be available in 16GB and 32 GB space version.

The device ships with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean where Google has introduced new features like a new gesture typing keyboard similar to Swype, as well as panorama photo support.

The devices will go on sale on 13 November (India is not yet on the list). The 16GB version starts at $400 while 32GB is at $500.

Nexus 7 is another thin, light and portable Tablet coming up from Google. The $199 version now has 16GB space while there’s another 32GB version with 3G for $299.

While all the devices will be available from November in the US and several other countries, there is no official word yet on India’s pricing and availability.



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