Google Officially Takes the Wraps Off the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, Increases Storage Size of Nexus 7Category: Mobile
Posted: October 29, 2012 10:35AM
After a rumor and hurricane nearly spoiled the fun, Google has officially taken the wraps off the new Nexus 4 phone and even the Nexus 10 tablet. The Nexus 4 phone is made by LG and features an impressively large 4.7" True HD IPS Plus screen with a 1280x768 resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. A Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz quad-core Krait GPUs and 2GB of RAM power the phone, so this device should be plenty strong for anything you want to do. The Nexus 4 is running Android 4.2, which is the fastest version of the OS yet. All the Google apps you've come to expect are included, like Maps, Chrome, YouTube, and Gmail, but there is also Google Now to keep you updated with all the latest information from traffic, flights, sports, and more. An eight megapixel camera on the rear and 1.3 megapixel camera on the front ensures you're always able to snap photos of anything you desire, plus the Nexus 4 is the first ever phone to allow for 360° panorama shots.
The Nexus 10 tablet steps up the game considerably from the Nexus 7, by offering a 10.1" touchscreen with a 2560x1600 resolution in a body that weighs 603g and measures 8.9mm thin. Its screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 2 as well, which means scratches are a thing of the past. A 1.7GHz dual-core A15 Samsung Exynos 5250 CPU and Mali T604 GPU power the Nexus 10, with 2GB of RAM along for the ride. Like the Nexus 4, the 10 is running Android 4.2 (still called Jelly Bean) and features a revamped 10" tablet interface to bring it more in line with other Android 4.x devices. A five megapixel camera is on the rear and a 1.9 megapixel one on the front for video chats, while front and rear NFC radios allow for quick and easy sharing of photos, videos, apps, and more.
Google's Nexus 4 and 10 are available to pre-order today with a shipping date of November 13 for both. The Nexus 4 is available in 8 or 16GB capacities, with the smaller setting you back $299 and the larger $349. It's an unlocked device with support for over 200 carriers worldwide, provided it supports GSM/HSPA+. WiFi 802.11b/g/n is also included, as is Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. Wireless charging is built-in so you never need the wire to charge it, just a compatible charging mat.
The Nexus 10, meanwhile, is available in 16 and 32GB capacities for $399 and $499, respectively. WiFi 802.11b/g/n (MIMO+HT4.0) is included, which Google promises is four times faster than "normal" WiFi. Its 9000mAh Lithium polymer battery promises nine continuous hours of video playback, with 500 hours of standby. If you're interested in a smaller tablet, the Nexus 7 has received a storage upgrade to 32GB for $249 (WiFi only) or $299 with unlocked GSM/HSPA+. The WiFi only model is available starting today, while the unlocked celluar one will be available on November 13. Both 16 and 32GB versions of the Nexus 7 run Android 4.2 as well.