Even though Google had to cancel its October 29 media event in New York due to Hurricane Sandy which lashed the East Coast with heavy rain and strong winds, the company nonetheless unveiled its new Nexus 4 handset as well as Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets on the scheduled date.
Instead of announcing the new devices at the originally-scheduled October 29 gala launch event which was to be held in a New York City pier, Google unveiled the new hardware in a blog post on the Official Google Blog.
The October 29-dated blog post by Andy Rubin - SVP of mobile and digital content at Google - revealed that Google was "excited" at the unveiling of "three great new Nexus devices . in small, medium and large." Rubin further said that all the three newly-announced devices run the Android OS 4.2 `Jelly Bean' version; and boast a number of new features.
According to Google, the LG-manufactured new Nexus 4 smartphone features a 4.7-inch screen; a quad-core processor, and wireless charging ability. The handset will be priced at $300 and $350 for 8GB and 16GB version respectively; and will be available on the Google Play Store from November 13.
Meanwhile, about the two new Nexus tablets, Rubin said in the blog post that Nexus 7 will be available in various versions, including a mobile edition with on-board HSPA+ data; and described Nexus 10 as "the highest resolution tablet on the planet with a 10.055" display at 2560-by-1600 (300ppi)."
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