Although it had to cancel its special media event today in New York City due to an approaching hurricane in the region, Google today went ahead with announcing three new Nexus devices alongside the Android 4.2 update on its official blog. The new devices include the Nexus 4, the thin and light Nexus 7 with cellular data and the powerful Nexus 10 flagship handset.
The Nexus 4 features a quad-core processor, 4.7-inch display with 320 pixels-per-inch, wireless charging and more, while the Nexus 7 will now be available in a 32 GB model with Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi plus cellular data over HSPA+ networks. Last, the Nexus 10 is Google’s new flagship tablet with the highest resolution screen ever, sporting a 10.055-inch display at 2,560 x 1,600 pixels — that’s a remarkable 300 pixels-per-inch and over 4 million pixels altogether.
The trio of new Nexus devices will be available on the Google Play web store on November 13th, each available unlocked and off contract. The Nexus 4 starts at $299 for the 8 GB model, the 16 GB Nexus 7 with mobile data retails for $299 and the Nexus 10 runs $399 for the 16 GB model or $499 for 32 GB of storage. The smartphone and tablets will also be available at Google retail partners such as Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max and Walmart.
All three devices run Android 4.2, a new software update that builds upon the existing Jelly Bean version. Android 4.2 features Photo Sphere — a fisheye panorama mode, somewhat — gesture typing, support for multiple users, wireless display, expandable notifications, Google Now, NFC technology and more. Will you be purchasing a new Nexus device as your next Android smartphone or tablet?