Google’s event may have been cancelled, but that didn’t stop them from unveiling every single device they were going to. Today we got a few new devices, and a few refreshed ones. We also got a new version of Android with a ton of cool features. This post is to recap today’s events and consolidate them into one place. Here is the biggest Google news for today:
The LG Nexus 4 is finally official, after a ton of leaks and photos. Launching for only $299 for the 8GB model and $349 for the 16GB model unlocked, it’s cheap and extremely powerful. Here are the specs:
• Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
• Operating System: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
• Network: 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
• Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
• Memory: 8GB / 16GB
• RAM: 2GB
• Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP HD front
• Battery: 2,100mAh Li-Polymer (embedded) / Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours
• Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
• Weight: 139g
• Other: Wireless charging, NFC
While this thing is very powerful, has a pretty damn good looking design, and matches or overshadows the specs of any phone on the market, it has one noticeable flaw: it lacks LTE, and it is explained why here.
Google also announced this absolute powerhouse, the Nexus 10 made by Samsung. Powering the thing is an Exynos 5 processor, the first time we’ve seen it outside of a Chromebook. The processor is the most powerful thing on the market, and it will not disappoint. It powers a 10.055″ display with a massive resolution of 2,560×1,600, and at 300 ppi, it beats even Apple’s Retina display. Good job, Google! It also has 2GB of RAM, a 9,000 mAh battery, 5MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, a rounded shape to fit your hand, and a weight of only 604 grams. It starts at $399 for the 16GB model and is $499 for the 32GB model. For that price, it’s a steal.
While nothing but a refresh, it is a much appreciated one. We thought the Nexus 7 was cheap already, but now it’s $50 cheaper. The 16GB has been dropped to $199, while the 8GB has disappeared. The 32GB model was also unveiled, starting at $249, the previous price of the 16GB. They also unveiled a 3G Nexus 7 for $299. It will come unlocked. This is great news for those who want a pure Google tablet for the go.
A whole new version of Android was announced today, including many new features. One of those is Photo Sphere, a really cool take on panoramic photos. There are also notification power controls, new gesture typing, multi-user account support for tablets, and more. Read the original article for more info!
This is less good news, but Google has removed the Galaxy Nexus from the Play Store. It makes sense, as they want to focus on the Nexus 4 more. And for the same price, I don’t think anyone can complain that the Galaxy Nexus is gone.
So that’s it for today! Read those articles for a full day of news, and tell us in the comments what interested you most!