Google planned to have a big announcement at an event scheduled for today Oct. 29, 2012, but due to the nationwide concern of Hurricane Sandy, they have decided to cancel the event in which they were to announce a new phone, and tablet to the public.
Even though they did not get to announce their new products, several technology websites have picked up the details that Google were to present at their event. Their long rumored Nexus 4 smart phone has finally been revealed and has finally been given a release date as well. The newest installment to the Nexus line of smart phones will available to purchase on Google play starting on Nov. 13, and you can get it from T-Mobile the next day.
The phone will feature a quad-core 1.5, 4.7 inch screen 1,280 x 768 resolutions with 320 pixels, along with an 8 mega pixel rear camera and 1.3-mega pixel front camera. As far as what the phone will run on, it will be Android Version 4.2 “Jelly Bean” unfortunately the phone will not come with LTE according to LA Times.
You can pick up this phone in two different sizes; the 8 GB version will run you around $299, while the 16 GB version is going for $349. There is a notable advantage to T-mobile customers as those customers with a Value Plan can get the phone for $199.
When it comes to Google’s newest tablet, they hope the Nexus 10 will continue the success the Nexus 7 has displayed and will look to gain even more popularity in a tablet market that has gotten even more competitive with the release of the iPad mini.
The Nexus 10 is said to have the highest resolution screen of any tablet according to Google with 2,560 x 1,600 resolutions, encrypted with 300 pixels. Although Apple’s iPad may have more apps, the Nexus 10 will still bolster over 100,000 apps which will be available via its Google Play store according to BBC News.
“People increasingly have more than one device, and they switch between them many times a day, with the Nexus (Google’s hardware line for Android devices) it gets rid of the hassle,” Google’s Senior Vice President of Android, Andy Rubin said in an online statement.
The Nexus 10 will also include a dual core processor, 5-mega pixel rear camera, a 1.9-mega pixel front camera, micro USB and micro HDMI ports. The device will come in a 16 GB version available on Nov.13 for $399 and a 32 GB version for $499.
Google also made an interesting note for the Nexus 7, they announced that they will actually lower the price of the device 16 GB model from $249 to $199, for some reason Google has gone away from selling their 8 GB model of the Nexus 7 as well. With the 8 GB being dropped, and the 16 GB price being lower, it gave Google the chance to release a 32 GB model that will sell for $249. So it looks like Google will be releasing their newest tech devices right in time for the Holiday season.
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