October has turned out to be a pretty busy month for many tech companies, with product launches right and left. After introducing the iPhone 5, Apple also took the time last week to debut the iPad mini. Microsoft also launched the new Windows 8 operating system, and along with, a number of new devices – including an upgraded Windows 8-based smartphone, and the Surface tablet – that will work with the latest ecosystem. Samsung, despite losing a billion dollar patent-infringement case to Apple, is already prepared to launch the Galaxy S4 a mere months after it debuted the S3.
Now, Internet-giant Google is ready to take its turn in the spotlight. Although the company has cancelled the event in New York City where it planned to launch its new devices due to Hurricane Sandy, it also announced the arrival of a new Nexus smartphone, and tablet. Google said the latest devices will be using the Android 4.2 operating system more popularly known as Jelly Bean.
According to Google, the 4.7-inch Nexus smartphone was built in partnership with LG. Aside from running on the latest Android OS, the Nexus 4 smartphone is also equipped with a new keyboard, as well as wireless charging features. The device also features Miracast – a wireless streaming technology which allows the device to stream movies directly to HD TV’s.
On the other hand, the Nexus 10 tablet, which was made with Samsung, features the highest resolution for a tablet yet at 2560-by-1600 pixel. Equipped with a 5MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP front camera, the Nexus 10 runs on dual-core Cortex-A15 processor, and gives nine hours of video playback, and 500 hours of standby time.
Price range for the Nexus smartphone is $299 for the 8GB version and $349 for 16GB. The Nexus 10 tablet on the other hand will cost $399 for the 16GB version and $499 for the 32GB version.