Google goes ahead, unveils Nexus 4 and 10
Nexus 7 updated too
Google didn’t wait: it has just outed the Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage and the Samsung-made Nexus 10.
The Nexus 7 line now runs from 16GB to 32GB - the old 8GB model is out, replaced by a cheaper 16GB tablet, for $199/£159, and the new 32GB unit, which will cost $249/£199.
Nexus 10: Samsung made with a 2560 x 1600 screen
Asus and Google will also offer a 3G HSPA+ version of the 32GB Nexus 7 for $299/£239.
The Wi-Fi only models will be available tomorrow; the 3G unit on 13 November. All of them will sell through Google Play.
Ditto the 16GB and 32GB Nexus 10, priced at $399/£319 and $499/£389 respectively. Both come with a 10.1in, 2560 x 1600 display plus front-facing stereo speakers, a dial-core ARM chip, 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, 2GB of Ram, 5Mp and 1.9Mp cameras, NFC and a 9000mAh battery.
Finally, there’s the Nexus 4 4.7in, 1280 x 768 smartphone based, as expected, on the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip and with a choice of 8GB or 16GB of Flash storage - priced at £239 and £279, respectively, Sim-free. It has wireless charging and NFC.
In a dig at Apple, Google said the 4 is the first phone able to take 360° panoramas - iOS 6 on the iPhone 4S and 5 can only handle 240° linear shots.
The Nexus 4 and 10 will run Android 4.2 - the 7 will continue to ship with 4.1. ®
At last, El Reg reports on the actual launch which world+dog (including the BBC) has covered all day.
Pity Google don't seem to deserve the 1 article per device/minor feature the apple event received.
How about a mention of Android 4.2's tablet-tastic multiuser support? In my household that is going to be a rather big deal.
Where is the El Reg coversge?
Is this all the coverage we're going to get? Pathetic.
Music and Movies for UK too.
Movies now, Music (20,000 song free storage and local scan, no upload) available 13th Nov.
"On November 13, we're bringing music on Google Play to Europe. Those of you in the U.K, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to purchase music from the Google Play store and add up to 20,000 songs—for free—from your existing collection to the cloud for streaming to your Android devices or web browser. We’re also launching our new matching feature to streamline the process of uploading your personal music to Google Play. We’ll scan your music collection and any song we match against the Google Play catalog will be automatically added to your online library without needing to upload it, saving you time. This will be available in Europe at launch on November 13 and is coming to the U.S. soon after. This will all be for free—free storage of your music, free matching, free syncing across your devices and free listening."
In a dig at Apple, Google said the 4 is the first phone able to take 360° panoramas
Theres been apps for that on Android for ages.
Nice price for the phone though, may sale my HTC One S to get on of these if reviews and good.
Re: I'd murder for...
"A phone that is a Nexus device, has an sd card slot, a 4.3" screen at 720p with a decent camera, 2GB RAM and a minimum of 16GB storage. (essentially an upgraded Galaxy S2"
1 - Buy a 16gb Galaxy S 2
2 - Install an AOSP ROM, which is built from the pure Google source code with SGS2 hardware drivers added, but all the Samsung apps left out - so it runs just like a Nexus.
Downsides are you miss out on full 720p screen (but its still an awesome screen), only get 1 gig of ram and will have to spend 10 minutes flashing software, but that is as close as you can get (and are likely to get) to the phone you want if anything bigger than 4.3 is a deal breaker for you.
I know it works because that's what I'm typing this on :-)