Google Launches the Nexus 10 in 16GB, 32GB Models – New Nexus 7 Revealed Too

Posted by at 11:33 am on October 29, 2012

Even though its official unveiling event was canceled, Google has pressed ahead and revealed the devices it meant to reveal today, including the rumored 10-inch tablet. The search giant revealed in its Google Play Store today the Samsung-built Nexus 10, a Wi-Fi only tablet that will run the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, version 4.2 Jelly Bean. The company also refreshed its quick-selling line of Nexus 7 tablets, introducing a higher storage capacity as well as a cellular-enabled model.

The Nexus 10 features a 10.055-inch screen outputting at 2560×1600 with a pixel density of 300ppi. Inside, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (dual-core A15 CPU), a Mali T604 GPU, and a 9,000mAh battery said to be good for up to nine hours of HD video playback. It also features a 5MP rear camera and a 1.9MP front-facing camera.

The Nexus 10’s frame is composed of a soft-touch plastic. The back has a removable panel that can be replaced with another featuring a built-in cover for the tablet. That cover features a smart-wake feature like that seen with iPad Covers.

The Nexus 10 will run Android 4.2, which implement multiple user accounts for tablets, allowing different users to have different home screens and accessibility.

The Nexus 4 will be available for purchase on Google Play starting on Nov. 13 and from T-Mobile on Nov. 14. Google will sell an 8 GB version of the phone unlocked for $299 and 16 GB for $349. T-Mobile will sell the Nexus 4 to Value Plan customers for $199.99 and 20 monthly payments of $20. Classic Plan customers can get the phone for $199.99 on a new two-year contract.

Google also rolled out a refreshed version of its Nexus 7 tablet. The refresh makes the 16GB model the baseline, reducing its price to $199. A new 32GB model will retail for $249, and there is another 32GB model with an HSPA+ cellular connection available for $300.

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