Google announces new Nexus 10 tablet, upgrades Nexus 7 tablet

Written by Russell Co. Posted in Tablets

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Published on October 30, 2012 with No Comments

At the Google event cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy, the search giant was about to announce their new Nexus 10 tablet. The event may have been cancelled, but like the Nexus 4, Google has went ahead and released their devices, the Nexus 10 and upgraded Nexus 7.

Nexus 10

Built in collaboration with Samsung, the Nexus 10 has the highest resolution display of any tablet in the market, with a 2560 x 1600, 300ppi, 10.1-inch screen. It runs the latest Android version, Android 4.2, on a 1.7GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos processor with 2GB RAM. It has a 5MP rear camera and 1.9MP front camera, NFC, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Google says the Nexus 10 should have about 9 hours of battery life.

The Nexus 10 will cost $399 for the 16GB and $499 for the 32GB. It will first ship on November 13 to customers in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and Japan.

Nexus 7

Not exactly a new device, the Nexus 7 just got better as prices have been slashed and with a 4G HSPA+ variant also in the pipes. The 8GB Nexus 7 which sold for $199 is gone, replaced by its 16GB sibling (previously $249). Now the 32GB Nexus 7 has dropped down to $249. The new HSPA+ Nexus 7 will have 32GB of storage at $299, also available on November 13 to the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and Spain.