Google unveils Nexus 10 tablet, Nexus 4 smartphone

Google unveils Nexus 10 tablet, Nexus 4 smartphone

Despite Hurricane Sandy hitting its launch schedule, Google still announced Samsung Nexus 10 tablet and LG Nexus 4 phone on Oct 29.

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Nidhi Singal
Even though Hurricane Sandy prompted Google Inc to put off its Android event scheduled in the East Cost of the USA, the company went ahead and announced the Samsung Nexus 10 and LG Nexus 4. The former is the 10-inch tablet while the latter a smartphone.

The Nexus 10 runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and 1.7GHz A15 dual-core processor with 2GB RAM. The tablet has a 2560x1600 resolution display with 300 ppi, a 5 MP rear and 1.9MP front camera.

It will have a set of Google services including Google Chrome, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps for Android, Google Search, Voice Search, Google Now Google+, Gmail, YouTube, Google Currents, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies and Google Play Magazines.

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Connectivity options include Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, micro USB, micro HDMI, dual side NFC  and GPS+ Glonass. Weighting 603 grams, the tablet will have a 9000mAh battery onboard that is likely to offer up to 9 hours of video playback and up to 500 hours of standby time.

For the flagship smartphone that Google unveils every year, the company has worked closely with LG.

The LG Nexus 4 has a 4.7-inch capacitive touch display and looks similar to its predecessor. It is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 pro processor and 2GB RAM. The Nexus 4 will have an 8MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera. Android Beam, Google Wallet are the other features along with new Photo Sphere camera (a new feature of the Android 4.2).

The Google Nexus devices have not been officially launched in India till now. Though Samsung brought the Nexus S to India and there are rumours of Asus bringing the Nexus 7, there is no communication about India launch date or pricing for the tablet and smartphone announced by Google Inc on Monday.