Google Announced Nexus 7 Cellular, Nexus 10 Tablet, & Nexus 4 Smartphone, all running updated Google Now & Android OS

Newly updated Nexus 7, Nexus 10 Tablet, & Nexus 4 Smartphone and more

Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nexus 4 Google NowDespite cancelling a news conference in New York City because of Hurricane Sandy, Google proceeded with a major announcement via their blog where they introduced a newly updated Nexus 7 tablet, Nexus 10 tablet, and a new Nexus 4 smartphone – all of which are running on Google Android’s latest OS, Android 4.2 which (according to Google) is “a new flavor of Jelly Bean”.

In Google’s blog post, they simply said “…we’re excited to announce three great new Nexus devices … in small, medium and large. And they all run Android 4.2, a new flavor of Jelly Bean—which includes the latest version of Google Now and other great new features.”

More details on the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Nexus 4 smartphone below, but speaking of the newly update Google Now (no pun intended), it looks like Siri is about to get put in her place.

Check out the clip on Google’s updated Google Now:

Here’s a breakdown on the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Nexus 4 smartphone:

Nexus 7

  • 7 inch Android tablet

  • Nexus 7 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

  • now with HSPA+ cellular service

  • $199 for 16GB model

  • $299 for 32GB model

  • thinner & more portable than original Nexus 7

  • highly portable – operates on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide

  • includes AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.

Nexus 10 tablet

  • 10 inch Android tablet

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

  • called the “highest resolution tablet on the planet”

  • 2560 x 1600 pixel display

  • 300 pixels per inch

  • 9 hours of playback

  • sharable – easy to switch between users and other Google profiles

  • Nexus 10 gives you 500 hours of standby time

  • front facing stereo speakers

Nexus 4 Smartphone

  • 4.7 inch display

  • quad core processor

  • Android 4.2 (latest version of Jelly Bean)

  • Developed in conjunction with LG

  • $299 for 8GB model, HSPA+, WiFi

  • $349 for 16GB model, HSPA+, WiFi

Regarding the release and availability of the Nexus 7, Nexus 4, and 10 inch Nexus 10 tablet, you can read the specifics below.  What’s going to really ramp up the sales of the Google lineup of tablets and smartphones is that wide spread availability with other retailers such as Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, and Walmart.  And of course, I’m assuming we’ll see these devices on Amazon as well.

What’s interesting about this announcement from Google is their availability in over 2,000 Walmart Stores.  Walmart announced last month they will no longer be selling Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD tablets.  Obviously, Walmart finally realized that Amazon was a direct competitor and that people probably did as much shopping on their Kindle Fire tablet’s at than they did on regular computers – all of which is directly competing with Walmart.  But people surely know they can install Amazon apps on their  Nexus 7 and other Android smartphones and tablets as well.

Oh well, Google is surely excited about the prospects of these devices being carried on the shelves of the world’s biggest retailers.

Below is the available schedule of the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Nexus 4 smartphone according to Google:

  • Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract (check here for more details).

  • Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart.

  • Nexus 1016GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan. You’ll also be able to purchase the 32GB version in over 2,000 Walmart stores in the U.S.

via Barrons, Google Blog

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