Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nexus 4, Nexus 7+3G, and Nexus 10 sales go live, sell out quickly in the U.K.

Fans of Google Nexus devices can rejoice: a look in the Play Store shows the Nexus 4 smartphone, the Nexus 7 tablet with 3G connectivity, and the Nexus 10 tablet available and on sale as of Tuesday morning.

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The Nexus 4 is built by LG for Google, and comes in 8GB ($299) and 16GB ($349) versions (no microSD slot, however, and the 16GB model is not available yet). It boasts a 4.7-inch screen with 1280 × 768 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, an 8MP rear-facing camera and 2GB of RAM.

Disappointingly, though, the Nexus 4 does not support LTE, but does have faux-4G HSPA+ antennas and should work with a very wide range of global carriers. Typical of Nexus devices it is unlocked, and for an unlocked device the pricing is aggressive. The Nexus 4 ships with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Nexus 7 with 3G (or faux-4G HSPA+) connectivity sells for $299 and ships with an AT&T SIM (it is unlocked, though). Aside from the 3G connectivity, it is unchanged from the standard Nexus 7. Once again the device ships with Android 4.2.

The Nexus 10 is Google’s latest tablet, made by Samsung. It has a 10-inch display with 2560 × 1600 resolution, making it a Retina device with specs superior to the Retina iPad.

It carries an Exynos 5 dual-core SOC, 2GB of RAM, micro HDMI out, a new magnetic charger design similar to Apple’s MagSafe adapter and also sports Android 4.2. It sells for $399 (16GB) or $499 (32GB) and is wi-fi only.

The devices went live earlier in the day in the U.K., and sold out quickly. That speaks volumes about how popular unlocked devices at a reasonable price are.

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