Google had called a press meet to release Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 10 tablet and an an updated Nexus 7 tablet on October 29. But, because of hurricane Sandy in the East coast, the event was canceled and the release was made in a blog by Andy Rubin, Google’s senior vice present of mobile and digital content.
All three new devices will run Android 4.2, also called Jelly Bean and supports a Gesture Typing keyboard. All three models feature NFC support.
Nexus 4 smartphone features a 4.7-inch screen and is manufactured by LG. The 8 GB Nexus 4 costs $299 and the 16 GB version is priced at $349, unlocked. The processor in the smart phone is Qualcomm Snapdragon s4 Pro and it features two cameras – an 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front.
Nexus 7 is updated to include HSPA+ cellular chips and will cost $299 for a 32GB model. The 10-inch version of Google Nexus is manufactured by Samsung and costs $399 for a 16GB model and $499 for a 32GB model. The tablet features a resolution of 300-px/inch (2560 x 1600 pixels). The tablet has a battery-life of 9 hours of video playback.
The 10-inch tablet features a dual-core A15 processor and two cameras on the front and back. The front camera is 1.5 megapixels and the camera on the back in 1.9 megapixels.
(Microsoft has also released it’s new smartphone OS, Windows 8 and smartphone hardware in an event held in San Francisco)