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Google has just announced no less than three new devices, along with what they call a “new flavor” of Jellybean – Android 4.2. The new devices are Nexus 4, the newest of the Nexus smartphone line; a new Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10, with a resolution that beats even the new iPad. All these new devices come with Android 4.2, which is packed with new features despite not getting its own candy codename.

Starting with Android 4.2, this new version of the OS brings multiple users for tablets, which can be switched through the lock screen. It also introduces Photo Sphere, which lets you capture images in 360 degrees. Another new feature which was a long time coming is built-in Gesture Typing, which means you now get a sliding keyboard similar to Swype built into Android. You can read more about all these new features and others here.

The new Nexus 4 ($299-$349) is an LG smartphone with a big 4.7″ screen, a very high resolution, a quad-core processor, and wireless charging. If you fancy something bigger, the new Nexus 7 comes in a 16GB ($199) or 32GB ($249), and now also includes a 32GB version with HSPA+ mobile data ($299), which, according to Google, can operate with over 200 GSM providers around the world.

The Samsung-made Nexus 10 ($399-499) is Google’s new flagship, with an impressive 2560×1600 resolution. In comparison, the new iPad features a 2048×1536 resolution, so Google were obviously trying to out-do somebody.

Aside from these announcements, Google also upgraded Google Now with more cards and information, added new media content to Google Play, enabled movie purchasing for Canada, the UK, Spain, France and Australia, and will bring Google Play Music to several countries in Europe.


What do you think of all these announcements? Which are you most happy about?

Source: Google Blog

  1. Graham Blair
    December 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Going to get the Nexus 10 after Xmas hopefully. Wonder if Google will have re-stocked by then

  2. Torsten Nielsen
    November 19, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Just ordered the Nexus 7 (32GB) in Denmark for about 1800 DKK. With a sales tax of 25%, I think this is a pretty good price. (Cheapest iPad mini is 2600 DKK).

  3. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 31, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Awesome devices. Only wish they launch in India soon.

  4. Tug Ricks
    October 31, 2012 at 5:30 am

    My wife bought me a Nexus 7 today! Oo-de-lally! :p

  5. Junil Maharjan
    October 31, 2012 at 4:36 am

    google now is getting better. can't wait for 4.2 for my nexus

  6. Rajaa Chowdhury
    October 31, 2012 at 12:41 am

    With the introduction of the Nexus 10, Google seems to be taking the game to Apple's turf as likewise Apple did with the iPAD Mini. This is a interesting development. However, I am most excited with the introduction of the cellular 3G model for the Nexus 7, as a cellular connectivity was sorely missed in the first generation of Nexus 7. Also, the price point is much more attractive in the Google offerings of it's Phone and 7" and 10" tablets with almost equal feature set offerings to Apple and JellyBean 4.2 makes the devices more exciting. Would not be surprised to see a group of NFans likewise to the iFANs for the Google Nexus range.

  7. Alex Perkins
    October 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Awesome, was running Jelly Bean for a while but then went to CM9 ICS because of performance issues. Loved all the neat features, looking forward to a 15" Tablet. Google, can you see this? Please, Nexus 15.

  8. Nikhil Chandak
    October 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Google Nexus 10 seems to be amazing with great features ....!!

    • Nikhil Chandak
      October 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      the other 2 are also good enough !

      • Raja Pradeep
        October 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

        Yeah!! Nexus 10 is good, but I think it has dual processor instead of quadcore.

        • Nikhil Chandak
          October 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm

          I also think that u are right !

  9. Arron Walker
    October 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I say, that sounds pretty sweet. I'd rather have a lower resolution with better battery life than that 10" tablet, but that's the joy of Android - choice. For those who do want the pixels, that's a fantastic amount for the size. In fact, it's a better resolution than the laptop I'm using now! And the multiple users idea is fantastic - at £319, you're not going to be buying one for every member of the family. Focused sharing it is definitely a big plus. That price tag wins it though, a costly investment, but well worth it, and still cheaper than the iPa.

    It's also interesting that they went with Asus for the 7, and Samsung for the 10. I wonder, will this cause a divide with choppy waters, or will Google manage to keep working relationships with different manufacturers?

    • Yaara Lancet
      October 31, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      Yes, I also find it interesting that they went with different companies for each device. The 4 is LG, the 7 is Asus and 10 is Samsung. And this is after switching from HTC (Nexus 1) to Samsung (Nexus S) for phones before. Are they hunting for the best manufacturer?

  10. karthik chandrappa
    October 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Why Google isn't using its own Motorala for making these flagship devices?

    • Arron Walker
      October 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      Why do you think they should be using Motorola?

      • karthik chandrappa
        October 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm

        Because it becomes their homebrew device and for this reason they can have more liberty on hardware choices ( something similar to Apple).

        I think they will be doing that sooner or later , Because $12 billion for 17,000 odd patents isn't justifying.

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