As reported before, Google was to host a press event yesterday, 29 October, in New York City. Tragically for the States, Hurricane Sandy has hit the east coast, with New York and Washington D.C. amongst the hardest hit. Google decided to go to their official blog to officially unveil the latest round of Nexus devices.
First of all is the LG Nexus 4. The device was launched pretty much as was suspected, with the specs and look of the device probably the worst kept secret on the net during the last couple of weeks. It has a 4.7 inch display, the first device that launches with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and a quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor. We do have some new information: the price. The LG Nexus 4 8GB version will cost $299 and the 16GB version will be available for $349.
Next, we have the Asus Nexus 7. When it launched, it was available for $199 for the 8GB version. However, they have now launched a 32GB version which will come in at $249, and they will drop the 16GB version’s price from the previous $249 to $199. We are not sure if they will still be selling the 8GB version, but in all likelihood, they will not. The 32GB 3G version will sell for $299. It really is a pity that they haven’t released an LTE version, but for these prices, it is more than worth it for such a great performing device.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Samsung Nexus 10. It was previously thought that the device would be landing next year, but is has now been announced that it will launch in multiple countries on November 13th. It comes with Samsung’s long awaited Exynos 5 dual core Cortex A15 chipset. This beast of a chipset mops the floor with any modern quad-core processor, and we are very eager to put it through its paces.
The Nexus 10 will also launch with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, with the additional capability to run multiple user accounts, which is brilliant. Also, amazingly, it comes with an iPad shattering 2560 x 1600 screen, with 300 ppi. This device goes on sale for $399 for the 16GB version (compare that to $329 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad Mini), and you can pick up the 32GB version for $499.
Other than that, Google announced that Google Music is expanding to Europe, and we hope that it is not too long before we can use it in SA. It also has a new feature that lets Google scan your music and automatically add it to your library.
Last of all, we have heard that Google Now will come with extra ‘cards’ as of November 13th.
So, phew, that is that. Let us know what you think about the new products announced by Google. Do any of them excite you?
Source: Google Blog