Google launches Nexus 10, HSPA+ Nexus 7; Specs, Price
It is official, after many leaks and rumors, Google has unveiled its next Nexus tablet along with 32GB 3G version of the Nexus 7. The devices are coming a few days after the iPad mini launch where Apple compared the iPad mini with earlier version of the Nexus 7 and criticized Nexus tablet. Here Google is coming with 10 inch tablet featuring sharp display and highest resolution to date as well as fulfilling expectation of consumers who have waited for upgraded version of Nexus 7 with cellular features, which original one lacks.
The Google Nexus 10 boasts 10.1″ display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and pixel density of 300ppi, certainly more than the iPad 3’s 9.7 inch display with 1536 x 2048 resolution and 264 ppi pixel density. The tablet also looks neat with round corners and plastic back with nexus logo.
The tablet is “first truly sharable tablet” according to Google, boasting latest Android 4.2 that features multiple UI for multiple users that can be switched from the lockscreen, so you can share your device with others, no worries, each users will have his or her own email, apps, bookmarks, and settings as well as home screens, audio, and gaming scores.
The tablet is powered by a Samsung’s Exynos 5 chipset with a two Cortex-A15 cores at 1.7GHz along with a quad-core Mali T-604 GPU and packs 2GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera and NFC.The Nexus 10 tablet has a battery promised to last 9 hours of continuous video playback.
The tablet will be available in two flavors of storage, 16GB for a price of $399 and 32GB for $499.Google will launch WiFi-only version first, 4G LTe version expected sooner than later.
The Google Nexus 10 release date is set to November 13 and will be available on the Google Play store in US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.
Google has also announced HSPA+ Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage. The tablet has been on rumor for a while and finally it is here with 3G support. The tablet is compatible with over 200 GSM carriers worldwide, including AT&T in the United States.
In terms of specification, Nexus 7 32GB version has no difference from WiFi-only version except the connectivity and storage.
Nexus 7 with 32GB storage and HSPA+ connectivity has been priced at $299 and interestingly, Google has also cut the price of WiFi-only version, now price of 16GB WiFi-only Nexus 7 device has been slashed to $199 while the newly introduced 32GB version will retail for $249. The 32GB is model is available now while the HSPA+ version of the Nexus 7 will hit the shelves on November 13. So which one would you prefer ? a 16GB WiFi-only iPad mini for $329, or a 32GB HSPA+ Nexus 7 for $299 ?.