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  • Google Goes to The Nexus Level to Challenge Apple


    Google this week has cancelled its media event in New York City in anticipation of monster storm Hurricane Sandy's arrival. But the Internet search giant is still moving forward with its planned device refreshes and new releases.

    Today, we’re excited to announce three great new Nexus devices … in small, medium and large. And they all run Android 4.2, a new flavor of Jelly Bean—which includes the latest version of Google Now and other great new features.
    So without much fanfare, Google raised the curtain today on a new Nexus 4 smartphone, a 10-inch iPad challenger called the Nexus 10, and a refreshed Nexus 7 tablet with cellular data connectivity.

    Overall, here is what Google is backing in its latest effort to slow the growth and market ubiquity of Apple's iDevice line:

    • Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract.
    • Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart.
    • Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299 and unlocked, on sale 11/13 in the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada.
    • Nexus 10: 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.

    If you want to know more about Google's new offerings, check out the official Google Blog here.

    Source: Google
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Goes to The Nexus Level to Challenge Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Those prices...
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      ^^Agreed! I mean I tested the Nexus 7 Tablet and its pretty nice I must say. It also plays flash. Hard to walk away from considering.
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      You just have to wonder how much of a haircut Google is taking on that price point to move units on this thing.

      I mean, it's a top-tier flagship phones in specs (noting the omission of LTE though), so $300 can't be above Google's total costs.
    1. macsrock's Avatar
      macsrock -
      Where are all the android fanboys complaining about the lack of LTE?
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      iPad market share went from 90% to 60% in under 2yrs. this is great for the consumer.
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by macsrock View Post
      Where are all the android fanboys complaining about the lack of LTE?
      HSPA+ is fast enough to do whatever you need to. But if you want to read about it, here you go. http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3...ot-have-4g-lte
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Painkiller006 View Post
      HSPA+ is fast enough to do whatever you need to. But if you want to read about it, here you go. http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/29/3...ot-have-4g-lte
      Sure. But LTE is just faster. Those are the facts.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      ^^Agreed! I mean I tested the Nexus 7 Tablet and its pretty nice I must say. It also plays flash. Hard to walk away from considering.
      Haven't heard anyone mention flash in a while...
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Was hoping for the rumored $99 nexus..but really glad they dropped the prices of the nexus 7 and made a 32 gig
    1. Painkiller006's Avatar
      Painkiller006 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Sure. But LTE is just faster. Those are the facts.
      No argument there, everyone should know that by now
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by macsrock View Post
      Where are all the android fanboys complaining about the lack of LTE?
      I love android, I could care less about 3g or lte on a tablet, I'm almost always near wifi and if not I'm tethered to my phone which is lte.
    1. barondebxl's Avatar
      barondebxl -
      So for 79 bucks more than the 329 the ipad mini is priced at, you get a full 10 inch Super retina display with a next generation CPU and 2 gigs of ram. um.... though choice here....NOT!
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by barondebxl View Post
      um.... though choice here....NOT!
      What?
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      What?
      I believe he means "tough"
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      I love your title... Very creative!
    1. amanda87's Avatar
      amanda87 -
      Prices are tempting :P
    1. Colwood's Avatar
      Colwood -
      Buying mine as soon as its available! I considered an iPhone 5 but it just didn't impress me enough to buy . I've owned the 3G 3GS 4 4s.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      $299 for the Nexus 4 unlocked is a pretty awesome price. Will have to pick up one of those.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      It'd be great if they kept the 8gb nexus 7 and dropped the price to like 150...perfect
    1. smirkis's Avatar
      smirkis -
      these prices are on point. lack of LTE gets explained very well in the interview on theverge. the market is just not ready WORLDWIDE for a lte phone. adding lte would bump the price point and be in the 4-600 dollar range such as the iphone5. it is a smart move currently, and they plan to bring lte when the world is ready for it. the "ecosystem" is just not out there yet. take the galaxy nexus for instance, sprint lte, no lte anywhere really and a dieing battery to deal with because of two cellular antennas inside. its just not economical. when LTE is ready, there will be a lte nexus