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Google Nexus 4, Nexus 10 Tablet, and Android 4.2 Unveiled

Nexus 4 smartphone

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Last Monday, Google announced its latest Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet. The devices are said to compete against Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPad respectively. In addition, the company took the wraps off its new Nexus 7 tablet with cellular data connectivity.

All devices are running on Android 4.2 mobile operating system, which is considered as the “new flavor” of Jelly Bean. The products were supposed to be introduced in a special event in New York, but the Hurricane Sandy prompted the search engine giant to cancel its media presentation. Because of that, the new Android products were simply announced through an official press release.

Google’s Nexus 4

Google Nexus 4 smartphone was developed in collaboration with LG. It has a quad-core processor and a 4.7-inch display, and it also allows wireless inductive charging.

The smartphone also features the Android 4.2, which offers Photo Sphere. This application allows users to take pictures in 360 degrees. It also has Gesture Typing that lets users slide their fingers over the letters that they want to type. The Mirecast, on the other hand, is a feature akin to Apple’s AirPlay. It allows users to watch movies, YouTube videos, and games on HDTV.

Nexus 4 boasts a new Google Now, which is enhanced to add flight information, restaurant reservations, hotel confirmations, and shipping details.

It comes in 8 GB and 16 GB models that cost $299 and $349 respectively. The device will become available without contract on November 13 on the Google Play store and in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S. T-Mobile will also have a 16 GB version of Nexus 4, which will be retailed for $199 with a two-year service contract.

Meet the Nexus 10

Aside from the Nexus 4 smartphone, Google also introduced its 10-inch Android tablet—the Nexus 10. It sports a 2560 x 1600-pixel screen resolution, nine hours of video playback, and over 500 hours of standby time.

Manufactured with the help of Samsung, the tablet also has a front-facing stereo speakers and support for multiple users. Its 16 GB model will cost $399, while is 32 GB cousin is tagged at $499. The Nexus 10 will also be available on Google Play in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S. on November 13.

More About the New Nexus 7

After doing away with an entry level Nexus 7, its 16 GB version is now available for $199. There’s also the 32 GB model which costs $249. Also available is the 32 GB Nexus 7 with HSPA+ mobile connectivity for $299.

It will operate on over 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T in the U.S., although it won’t be compatible with high-speed 4G LTE networks. The Nexus 7 will be available on Google Play on November 13, as well as in authorized retailers.

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