Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and new versions of the Nexus 7 appear on the Google Play Store

Google may have canceled its New York City Android event because of Hurricane Sandy, but it didn't stop the roll out of the products that it planned to introduce. Ordering options - and informational sign-ups - are now available at the Google Play store.

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The embedded video, direct from Google, shows off the new Nexus line-up.

In terms of the Nexus 7 tablet, here are the changes to the line-up:
  • The 8GB model is gone
  • The 16GB model is now priced at $199
  • The new 32GB model, rumored previously, is $249
The new pricing is available now and can be ordered from Google Play.

Available to sign-up for email notication, but not for ordering, is a 32GB model with both wi-fi and cellular (HSPA+) connectivity. It sells for $299 and is unlocked. That is an amazing price for an unlocked device; consider that the iPad mini with cellular capability starts at $459, and that is a 16GB version. The 32GB iPad mini goes for $559.

The LG Nexus 4, Google's next developer phone, is also available for an informational email sign-up. As expected, it will ship with Android 4.2 - still codenamed Jelly Bean - and come in 8GB ($299) and 16GB ($349) versions, but unlocked HSPA+, making the prices very attractive.

It has no microSD slot, though, and no LTE support.

Finally, Google announced the Nexus 10, a 10-inch wi-fi only device priced at $399 for 16GB and $499 for 32GB. The device will also sport Android 4.2. It has no microSD slot, though.

Of note is the Nexus 10's screen resolution: it has a screen size of 10.055-inches and a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600, giving it a PPI of 300.24. That easily beats the Retina iPad, which with a 9.7-inch screen and a 2,048 x 1,536 resolution has a PPI of 263.92.

There's no estimated TOA for the devices currently unavailable, but as we said, you can sign up for an email notification when they enter the Google Play Store.

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