With the announcement of a new iPad and new iPad mini, it was time for Google to strike back with new products of their own. This week they have come out with updates on Nexus devices including the Nexus 10 tablet, Nexus 7, and Nexus 4 devices that will excite users and try to prevent Apple from getting a leg up on the competition.
Google Nexus Devices : New Launch and Updates
One of the newest offerings is a larger Nexus brand tablet. The Nexus 10 features a ten inch screen with a resolution of 2560×1600. It differentiates itself from the Nexus 7 because it features a front facing camera with 1.9 megapixel and a rear facing 5 megapixel camera. Users love the new model because it offers faster WiFi. However it lacks cellular capabilities. The Nexus 10 does offer Bluetooth and NFC.
The Nexus 10 as well as the nexus 4 will come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It can handle multiple user profiles on a single device. All that users need to do is swipe the lock screen and then they can enter their unique user profile. That will allow them to access their apps and Google Play content and account information for Calendar, Gmail and other Google apps.
This model will see some new improvements as well. Memory has been increased from 16 to 32GB which will cost $209 and $259. Cellular connectivity can be added to the 32GB version for just $50. This is an outstanding option.
Google is combating the iPad with an aggressive pricing strategy for the Nexus 7. It will run you less than the iPad Mini. The Nexus 10 also offers an outstanding deal, if you only need WiFi. It is a more affordable model for users that don’t need all the features. However Apple’s strategy is to win by offering a better overall user experience. Before long we will see how successful Google’s strategy works. No matter what happens the competition between Google and Apple will surely leave you with better options when purchasing a tablet or smartphone.
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Nexus is also bringing you something new for your smartphone. Now it sports a 4.7 inch quad-core 8 megapixel camera. One innovative feature is Photo Sphere that will help you to create panoramic images in all directions. The Nexus 4 will have HSPA+ connectivity, NFC, and Bluetooth onboard.
The Nexus 4 will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The 8GB version of the Nexus 4 will cost you $309, and the 16GB version will be $359. They will be available by mid-November.
With 4.2 Jelly Bean multiple users can share a single device and you get built-in gesture typing. There is also wireless video that can be used with a TV sporting a compatible wireless HDMI adapter.
Google is offering many outstanding new features on its Nexus devices in order to compete with Apple’s latest innovations. No matter what transpires, the competition between the two companies will provide new options and better technology to everyone. I can’t wait to see what will come out next. Probably I won’t be the only one waiting eagerly for the next offerings by these two companies.
Author Bio: Rob Pell is an iPad enthusiast, all round geek and happy employee of Simplifydigital, the UK broadband, digital TV and home phone experts. Simplifydigital are accredited by Ofcom and provide independent consumer advice on digital services.