Fresh Google Nexus Devices Uncloaked

Tom Brewster is TechWeek Europe's Security Correspondent. He has also been named BT Information Security Journalist of the Year in 2012 and 2013.

Google doesn’t let the weather deny its grand unveiling of a host of Nexus devices

Google has chosen to unveil three Nexus devices, despite being forced to cancel a launch event due to Hurrican Sandy hitting the east coast of the US.

The tech giant was expected to introduce two tablets and one smartphone today at an event in New York, which was subsequently called off because of Sandy. But it has released details of the LG-made Nexus 4 phone, fresh Nexus 7 tablets and the Nexus 10, a 10 inch tablet, all running Android 4.2, a “new flavour of Jelly Bean”.

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The Nexus 4 comes with a quad-core processor, a  4.7-inch display, wireless charging (using the Qi standard also used by the Nokia Lumia) and gesture typing, “which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type on the keyboard”, Google said in a blog post.

The phone will be released on 13 November. From the Google Play store, a SIM-free, 8GB version of the Nexus 4 will cost £239. The 16GB will cost £279.

The new version of the Nexus 7 tablet comes with 32GB of storage and HSPA+ mobile data capability. The 32GB Wi-Fi only version will cost £199, whilst the 3G-enabled version will cost £239. They will also be available from 13 November.

So will the Nexus 10, which will cost £319 for the 16GB version, and £389 for the 32GB model. It claims to offer the “world’s highest resolution tablet display”, at  2560 x 1600 pixels across the 10-inch screen, providing over 4 million pixels, and full 1080p.

It also promises nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time. The Nexus 10 also allows for multiple users, making it  “the first truly shareable tablet”, according to Google (Barnes and Noble’s Nook is also a multi-user device, however).

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