In lieu of Google’s canceled Nexus event due to a hurricane blasting the East Coast, thanks Sandy, Google has still released the details on what was going to be announced today. You’ve already seen the new on the Nexus 4, now it’s time for the tablets to get some love.
Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, designed by ASUS, was launched in July, following their I/O conference. It was priced competitively coming in at $199 for an 8GB tablet and $249 for a 16GB tablet. Now, in recent months there has been a lot of noise brewing over the Nexus 7 receiving an update to a 32GB version, which had been popping up at retailers inventory across the country. So here’s the bad news, the 8GB tablet has been discontinued. I know, heartbreaking, isn’t it? Also, there will be a data enabled 32GB version with 3G/4G (HSPA+).
Probably some of the most exciting news is the addition of a new 10″ tablet, the Nexus 10. Designed by Samsung, the Nexus 10 comes with a 10.055″ display with 300 ppi, and a battery life of nine hours of video playback and 500 hours of standby time. Front-facing stereo speakers help the Nexus 10 become your entertainment device of choice. Also, the Nexus 10 will have swappable profiles, courtesy of Android 4.2 (which comes stock on the Nexus 10). That means your own emails, music, and apps, fun for the whole family or your multiple personalities.
.The pricing for Nexus 7 is $199 for 16GB and $249 for 32GB. It will be available in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart. The data enabled Nexus 7 is $299 (unlocked) and on sale 11/13 in the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada.
The pricing of the Nexus 10 is 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.