Google announces Nexus 4 phone, Nexus 10 tablet and HSPA+ Nexus 7

Google may have cancelled today's event due to hurricane Sandy, but they've still gone ahead with announcing the Nexus 4 smartphone built by LG and the Nexus 10 tablet build by Samsung. Both devices come with Android 4.2 which adds Gesture Typing, allowing users to glide fingers over letters to type, support for wireless display, allowing users to watch movies and play games on a Miracast-compatible HDTV, and multiple user support (on tablets).

Nexus 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nexus 4 features a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS display (320ppi), a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB Of RAM, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, 8 megapixel rear camera, up to 16GB of storage, NFC, Bluetooth, and wireless charging via Google's new Wireless Charging Orb (see image below). The back is made of glass and features a sparkley pattern underneath the surface. 

The device will go on sale unlocked for $299 with 8GB of storage and $349 with 16GB from the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada on November 13. T-Mobile will also sell the device unlocked for $199 on a two-year contract.

Nexus 10

The Nexus 10 is a 10-inch tablet with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, which comes in at a whopping 300ppi. It features a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 chip with a quad-core Mali T604 GPU, 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, a 1.8 megapixel camera on the front, dual-front facing speakers, micro HDMI, micro USB, two NFC chips, and a 8,000mAh battery, that Google says should latest around 9 hours of HD video playback.

The Nexus 10 will go on sale on November 13 on Google Play in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan. 16GB will cost $399 and 32GB will cost $499.

Nexus 7 32GB and mobile data

 

 

Google also announced a 32GB version of its Nexus 7 tablet for $249, along with a 32GB version with HSPA+ mobile data for $299, which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide according to Google.

Source: Google Image: @evleaks

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I believe that Google decided to go with Asus for the 7 and LG for the 4 due to Samsung's legal woes with Apple. Google wants to distance themselves from that. Smart move in my opinion.

Anybody else feels like this is a crippled announcement without the punch of previous Nexii?

It's like "meh, LG only?, not what i would expect"

Nexus 10 $399? Booooo! I thought maybe $249... Why did they add all these crazy features? People just want what Nexus 7 has but with a 10" screen...

Daniel_Pooh said,
Nexus 10 $399? Booooo! I thought maybe $249... Why did they add all these crazy features? People just want what Nexus 7 has but with a 10" screen...

Yeah stupid, same price as the Nexus 7 but with a 10" Retina++ and everything else... What do you want? Google selling them at a lost?

TruckWEB said,

Yeah stupid, same price as the Nexus 7 but with a 10" Retina++ and everything else... What do you want? Google selling them at a lost?

No I said I don't want all those stupid features except the larger screen for slightly higher cost that's all, the Nexus was supposed to be a price competitive model now its just like an iPad.

Wow talk about a homerun...Google does it again, this time with horsepower AND low prices!

Nice knowing you Surface lol

Nashy said,
**** LG and the junk they build.

They build none of the components. All they would of done is the design and the battery.

I don't see the benefit of the unlocked phone price in the US since only T-Mobile will let you use it and you can get discounted plans. I tried doing this with Verizon a few months back and wanted to get a Galaxy Nexus unlocked. I asked if they offered a unsubsidized discount since I bought my own phone and they told me they don't. So the phone is $299.99 which is about $100 more then most flagship phone but then I still pay the monthly subsidized free with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. I mean for Europe this is an amazing offer.

ameluso said,
I don't see the benefit of the unlocked phone price in the US since only T-Mobile will let you use it and you can get discounted plans. I tried doing this with Verizon a few months back and wanted to get a Galaxy Nexus unlocked. I asked if they offered a unsubsidized discount since I bought my own phone and they told me they don't. So the phone is $299.99 which is about $100 more then most flagship phone but then I still pay the monthly subsidized free with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. I mean for Europe this is an amazing offer.

Ummmm, you trued to use an unlocked phone on Verizon? The reason they wouldn't let you is because they have a CDMA network. To use an unlocked phone you have to use a gsm network. I have the unlocked galaxy nexus and have been using it on at&t since day one. The advantage is not being in a contract.

And to all of you griping about no LTE support, you obviously need to learn about how this all works. Because of how many different network frequencies in use for LTE Google would have to make several different devices. Not really feasible, plus LTE isn't rally relevant anywhere but America. Plus, can someone tell me a case in which is actually need LTE speeds on my phone. The 8 Mb/s I average with HSPA+ suits me just fine.

Funny how people were p*ssing over Apple for not having LTE even if LTE adoption is not very widespread across the world, or that it would require different phones for band frequencies, etc. And when the iPhone got LTE, they said the Android phones had LTE for a while, and blah blah blah.

Now it's ok for Nexus to not have LTE because… it's Nexus…?

In fact, the lack of LTE is not even mentioned here. Double standards. I don't mind pointing out flaws of phones as longs as one is being consistent, and points out the same flaws of every phones. That applies to qualities as well.

einsteinbqat said,
Funny how people were p*ssing over Apple for not having LTE even if LTE adoption is not very widespread across the world, or that it would require different phones for band frequencies, etc. And when the iPhone got LTE, they said the Android phones had LTE for a while, and blah blah blah.

Now it's ok for Nexus to not have LTE because… it's Nexus…?

In fact, the lack of LTE is not even mentioned here. Double standards. I don't mind pointing out flaws of phones as longs as one is being consistent, and points out the same flaws of every phones. That applies to qualities as well.

Yeah, I'm extremely disappointed that it doesn't have LTE. But it seems that the REASON it doesn't have LTE is because Google doesn't want to put up with Verizon's bulls***. Apparently, because their LTE also requires CDMA (which is not open), Google has to play by Verizon's rules and bloat the **** out of the device - thus preventing updates and all the things the Nexus stands for....

I hope people leave Verizon.

Nightwind Hawk said,

Yeah, I'm extremely disappointed that it doesn't have LTE. But it seems that the REASON it doesn't have LTE is because Google doesn't want to put up with Verizon's bulls***. Apparently, because their LTE also requires CDMA (which is not open), Google has to play by Verizon's rules and bloat the **** out of the device - thus preventing updates and all the things the Nexus stands for....

I hope people leave Verizon.

That would be some bullsh*t indeed! That is what happens when mobile operators have their say and almost final words on phones, and not only Verizon even if they do load a bunch of crap on their phones.

einsteinbqat said,
Funny how people were p*ssing over Apple for not having LTE even if LTE adoption is not very widespread across the world, or that it would require different phones for band frequencies, etc. And when the iPhone got LTE, they said the Android phones had LTE for a while, and blah blah blah.

Now it's ok for Nexus to not have LTE because… it's Nexus…?

In fact, the lack of LTE is not even mentioned here. Double standards. I don't mind pointing out flaws of phones as longs as one is being consistent, and points out the same flaws of every phones. That applies to qualities as well.

Thank you for being one of the few logically people on this website still.

Im glad google grew some balls and released something THEY are happy with and NOT just release something people are going to go "features feature epeen epeen rawr".

This phone out ranks the Shittastic GS3. I love how people talk that phone up even though for 80%+ population that owns it gets ****ty battery life (7 hours on normal battery stock os, 13+ hours after just simply rooting and flash AOSP, or AOKP or CM... REALLY?)., ****ty build quality, ****ty Screen. Why do I say that, cause samsung is hung up on plastic and Pentile Matrix for the screen? REALLY? Come on. You could of used AMOLED HD Plus strickly. Not have pentile matrix. But nope, had to lower quality somewhere.

Im just glad Google can do the same thing Apple can do a release a product when they seem fit. Especially with the whole LTE thing. I smiled when I saw that because I was like "a lot of people are either gonna side with google, the same people that bitched about apple not having lte last year / last phone or be angry because "blah blah blah samsung did better blah". Im glad they justified their reasoning too. LTE is a bitch right now to incoporate. The carriers (namely verizon and sprint) are *******s that wont let google provide the TRUE Android Experience and they would of had to compromise the design to fit all the antennas to make it a all around capable phone instead of releasing several versions like with the Galaxy Nexus.

I always told myself if I would go android it would be a Google Branded phone because i can tinker/break/mod everything I have right now, but my phone is one piece of equipment I never want to fail. No "this app has stopped working <force close> <cancel>" because I rooted my phone to unjail myself from the ****ty experience the manufacture gives me.

I might just switch to android now, now that google has an impressive phone (besides being made by lg, i havent heard good things about lg and phones) and impressive software. Widgets in the lockscreen won me.

The amount of things i could do on any of my iPhones with JB was the main reason I stayed. The experience was always native, clean, always worked, never crashed unless I caused it too. Simply restoring the device got me up and running. I could function with my phone being stock and not pull my hair out. If I got a GS3 had to go factory and live with it, I would throw the phone out the window. The only phone i even considered getting was the HTC One X / X+ but was holding off till a root and stable rom was released.

This, I dont have to. Its beautiful and stable, all I have to do is pull it out of the box and use it .

Thank you google for growing some balls .

Of course you would. problem here is that it doesn't have office, no built in keyboard, vey cheaply built and well it has android. also, who cares if its unlocked, it isn't cutting edge as it has no LTE. That's a failsauce of epic proportions.

mrdeezus said,
Of course you would. problem here is that it doesn't have office, no built in keyboard, vey cheaply built and well it has android. also, who cares if its unlocked, it isn't cutting edge as it has no LTE. That's a failsauce of epic proportions.

Well, people don't usually use Tablets to skate, and IMHO, tablets are mainly entertainment devices and not for Office use. If you want something for Office, you're way better off with an ultrabook.

Not everyone needs LTE and LTE is not even there (or not implemented well) in most countries outside America. With LTE, they'd have to build so many more versions of the same phone which would give rise to fragmentation.

Ishanx said,
Not everyone needs LTE and LTE is not even there (or not implemented well) in most countries outside America. With LTE, they'd have to build so many more versions of the same phone which would give rise to fragmentation.

Um no they don't. I have an LTE phone and it works fine on regular 3G/3.5G networks, but if an LTE network exists it will run on that too.

LTE is backwards compatible. But it is an additional cost, so I can understand why Google decided to skip it.


So like I said it comes down to cost. Or google can simply say **** you AT&T (it's about time someone did) and make an LTE phone that works on the frequency others use. If AT&T wants to be different (and stupid) that's their problem. But they aren't the only provider in the world.

It's the same story with 3G, the rest of the world uses 2100 but America doesn't.

mrdeezus said,
Of course you would. problem here is that it doesn't have office, no built in keyboard, vey cheaply built and well it has android. also, who cares if its unlocked, it isn't cutting edge as it has no LTE. That's a failsauce of epic proportions.

Oh boy reading people who doesn't have a clue what is a tablet is really funny. Great comedy thank you it made me laught a lot.

I can't wait to see what the other vendors have in store for Nexus. Everyone can make a Nexus now, right? As long as they follow the 'guidelines.' laid out by Google. If all of them have such beast specs and are cheap, then goodbye Apple and goodbye Microsoft.

I was an Android lover till Microsoft announced Windows Phone. That had me caught till Jelly Bean, Nexus 7, etc. was announced and then after seeing the ho-hum review of the Windows Phone 8 (ecosystem, specifically) I am looking at Android again. Holy ****, this is good news.

Asus did a nice job designing the Nexus 7. Why didn't Google go with them again? For all it's nice internals, the Nexus 10 is not so outside. Typical Samsung plastic.

I like that Android 4.2 supports multiple users.

A340600 said,
Asus did a nice job designing the Nexus 7. Why didn't Google go with them again? For all it's nice internals, the Nexus 10 is not so outside. Typical Samsung plastic.

I like that Android 4.2 supports multiple users.


Watch the Verge video about, it has the answer from the horse's mouth.

The Nexus 10 offers considerably better specs than the Surface RT and it costs less. That's without taking into account that the Android app market is much better developed.

Microsoft can't expect to charge a price premium like Apple and get away with it. I'd pick a Nexus 10 over the Surface RT any day.

theyarecomingforyou said,
The Nexus 10 offers considerably better specs than the Surface RT and it costs less. That's without taking into account that the Android app market is much better developed.

Microsoft can't expect to charge a price premium like Apple and get away with it. I'd pick a Nexus 10 over the Surface RT any day.

Apple charged a premium for the iPhone and it took a year (?) for third-party apps to come out. Also, by that same argument, Windows OS is better because of third-party program support.

I do like the Nexus Ten and I would pick it over an RT tablet right now (and any iPad). I would NOT pick it over the Surface Pro. That's dream tablet status.

V-Tech said,
I wish it was Samsung for Nexus 4. I wouldnt even think twice before buying it.
most of the components inside are made by sony, samsung and qualcomm processor. the only build LG made is the external design, battery.

The Laughing Man said,
Unlocked at $299, not bad!

I had to re-read that part to make sure that is, in fact, what it said. Finally, these prices come down to more reasonable areas. I still think the max should be $200.

I may just buy this outright now, and use my upgrade on a Lumia 920 and have the best of both worlds.

Perfect72 said,

I had to re-read that part to make sure that is, in fact, what it said. Finally, these prices come down to more reasonable areas. I still think the max should be $200.

I may just buy this outright now, and use my upgrade on a Lumia 920 and have the best of both worlds.

I had to read it about 4 times myself.

bhast2 said,
why o why did they choose LG for the Nexus

To be fair, Google will control the updates and LG doesn't even make the internals.