Today Google announced three new Nexus devices … in small, medium and large. They all run Android 4.2, a new flavor of Jelly Bean—which includes the latest version of Google Now which utilizes you location and personal information to deliver the right information at the right time.
- The $299 Nexus 4 is their latest smartphone, developed together with LG. The smartphone has no LTE, but includes a quad-core processor, a 4.7″ (320 ppi) display, and a wireless charging surface.
It features the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2. The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset running at 1.5GHGz, comes with 2 gigabytes of RAM, a 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, an NFC connection. Available on more than 200 network providers worldwide, including T-Mobile. Dieter Bohn in The Verge explains why Google’s new Nexus 4 doesn’t have LTE.
- Nexus 7 now has more memory for the same price. The Nexus 7 with 16GB is now $199, with 32GB $249. Nexus 7 is now also available with 32GB and HSPA+ mobile ($299), which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T in the US.
- Nexus 10 has the highest resolution of any tablet at 2560-by-1600 (300ppi). It comes with a powerful battery that will get you up to nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time. With Android 4.2, you can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen. That way, everyone can have their own home screens, their own music, and even their own high scores. It costs $399 for 16GB; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.
Android 4.2 features Gesture Typing, which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type and adds support for Miracast wireless displays so you can watch movies, YouTube videos, and play games right on your HDTV wirelessly.
Photo Sphere, a new Google feature in Android 4.2, lets you capture images up, down and in every direction to create stunning 360-degree immersive experiences that you can share on Google+ or add your Photo Sphere to Google Maps for the world to see.