Google Announces Nexus 10 Tablet, Upgraded Nexus 7 And Android 4.2

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Besides Nexus 4 smartphone, Google also announced large format Nexus 10 tablet to be made by Samsung, upgraded Asus-manufactured Nexus 7 and its lates version of Android 4.2 OS, in its blog post.

Nexus 10

Nexus 10 is the ultimate tablet for watching movies or reading magazines, manufactured by Samsung. According to Google, “Nexus 10 is the highest resolution tablet on the planet” with a 10.055″ display at 2560×1600 pixels (300ppi). It boasts of  a powerful battery that is capable of giving nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time. It comes with front-facing stereo speakers.  But what makes Nexus 10 unique is that it’s the first truly shareable tablet and with Android 4.2, you can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen.

The Nexus 10 appeared to be the firm’s entry into the 10-inch screen tablet market pioneered by Apple, which last week unveiled a smaller seven-inch iPad mini to be sold alongside its 10-inch original iPad. The Nexus 10 tablet with 16 gigabytes of storage will sell for $399. That’s $100 less than the comparable version of the latest iPad, though the older iPad 2 is still available at that price. The Nexus goes on sale in Google’s online store Nov. 13.

Nexus 10 specifications

  • 10.055″ diagonal at 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution for 300 ppi
  • CPU: Dual-core A15
  • GPU: Mali T604
  • 263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm, 603g
  • Cameras – 5 MP (main), 1.9 MP (front)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (MIMO+HT40)
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC (Android Beam)
  • 16 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Micro USB
  • Magnetic Pogo pin charger
  • Micro HDMI
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 9000 mAh Lithium polymer
  • Microphone, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Barometer, GPS

Nexus 7

The most important  feature of the revised model of the Taiwan based  Asus-manufactured Nexus 7 is its HSPA+ connectivity. The new Nexus 7 will be available in 16GB and 32GB versions. The 16GB version will cost $199, and 32GB version will cost $249, approx. To make this highly portable Nexus 7 tablet even more mobile, Google has added HSPA+ mobile data. Nexus 7 is now also available with 32GB and HSPA+ mobile for $299), which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.

Android 4.2

It is the new flavor of Jelly Bean. Android 4.2 brings other great goodies like Gesture Typing, which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type on the keyboard—it makes typing fast, fun and a whole lot simpler. 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.

Google Now, which is major feature of Android Jelly Bean OS has been updated in new version of Android 4.2. Google has added more features to Google Now. The service can now alert you of flight and hotel recommendations, as well as about nearby attractions, photo spots, movie times, and concert timings.

“Now you have three new Nexus devices, a new improved version of Jelly Bean and more entertainment than ever before—all available on Google Play. The playground is open”, posted Google.

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