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
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