Google Unveils Three New Nexus Devices

Yesterday Google announced the launch of three new Nexus devices in small, medium and large - Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 . All these new devices run Android 4.2, a new flavor of Jelly Bean—which includes the latest version of Google Now and other great new features.

Nexus 4: It is Google’s latest smartphone, developed together with LG. It has a quad-core processor, a crisp 4.7″ (320 ppi) display that’s perfect for looking at photos and watching YouTube, and with wireless charging you just set the phone down on a charging surface to power it up, no wires needed. It also features the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2—the simplest and smartest version of Android yet.

The Photo Sphere feature, lets you capture images that are literally larger than life.  Snap shots up, down and in every direction to create stunning 360-degree immersive experiences that you can share on Google+ with friends and family—or you can add your Photo Sphere to Google Maps for the world to see.

Android 4.2 brings other great features like Gesture Typing - which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type on the keyboard. Android 4.2 also adds support for wireless display so you can wirelessly watch movies, YouTube videos and play games right on your Miracast-compatible HDTV.The Google Now feature  provides you with the right information at the right time in easy to read cards.

Nexus 7: The thin, light and portable Nexus 7  has a seven-inch screen, with mobile access for more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. It has a storage capacity of 16GB ($199) and 32GB ($249).

Nexus 10: It is a premium entertainment device built in partnership with Samsung.  The Google blog stated,” Nexus 10 is the highest resolution tablet on the planet with a 10.055″ display at 2560-by-1600 (300ppi), that’s over 4 million pixels right in your hands. It comes with a powerful battery that will get you up to nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time. With a set of front-facing stereo speakers, you can watch movies right from your Nexus 10 and they simply sound awesome. But what makes Nexus 10 unique is that it’s the first truly shareable tablet. With Android 4.2, you can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen. We believe that everyone should have quick and easy access to their own stuff — email, apps, bookmarks, and more. That way, everyone can have their own home screens, their own music, and even their own high scores.”

Google also announced that the music offerings on Google Play, would be launched in Europe on November 13, with a new feature to allow music in a customer’s online collection to be automatically uploaded to the cloud. It will be offered in Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Nexus 4, priced $299 for 8GB and $349 for 16 GB, will be available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in the 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 .

The Nexus 7, priced at $199 for 16 GB and $249 for 32GB will be available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through Google’s retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart.

Nexus 10, priced at $399 for 16 GB and $499 for 32 GB, will be available on sale on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan. The 32 GB version will also be available in more than 2,000 Walmart stores in the U.S.

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