4, 7, 10: get ready for Nexus

4, 7, 10: get ready for Nexus
Google’s big moment is just days away. On Monday, October 29th, the company will unveil the new Nexus and speak more about Android. This time, it’s different. The company has taken a dominant lead in smartphone sales - Android is clearly the world’s most popular operating system. Yet competition is really heating up with Microsoft bringing its Windows Phone 8 the same day, and Apple continuing to dominate the U.S. with phones and the world with its tablets.

How will Google respond to that? By now, it seems pretty much clear. Three numbers: 4, 7, 10. That’s right the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 will at last fill Google’s Nexus portfolio in all mobile form factors.

Let’s start from the last one. The existence of the mysterious Nexus 10 seemed questionable all until yesterday when its manual surfaced online. Now, this last piece of the Google puzzle seems more or less confirmed. What is it then? We know the Nexus 10 is a 10-inch tablet device made by Samsung and gearing up to become the first tablet with a more detailed screen than the one on the 9.7-inch iPad. Screen resolution is set as 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. It will also run on the latest Android, have both a rear and front facing camera, stereo speakers, a micro USB and HDMI ports, and that’s about everything we know.

Next comes the Nexus 7. The 7-inch Android tablet was met with glaring reviews, grabbed our hearts and deserved a recommendation. Now, it’s expected to give you more bang for the same buck. Worldwide, Google is stocking a 32GB Nexus 7, and will most likely sell it for the same price of the 16GB one.

The current Nexus family.

The current Nexus family.

The best for last, the LG Nexus 4. A 4.7-inch monster phone with a 768 x 1280-pixel screen, running on the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro. Google might surpise us with a very low price on this state-of-the-art smartphone. The device has leaked in the UK carrying an unlocked price tag of 389 British pounds. Our experience tells us that in the United States, that price could translate into around $400 unlocked, and this sounds very, very good. It’s a guess, though, keep that in mind.

The downside? It seems to only have 8GB of internal storage that is not expandable.

Finally, Android 4.2. Will it or won’t it come? Truth is we don’t know. What we do know is that Google will most likely bring some kind of a gradual update to Jelly Bean, bumping up its security and adding a couple of little features. It could be called 4.2, or it could end up being Android 4.1.2. The only way to find out is to wait out until Monday. We - of course - will be covering the event as it happens, so stay tuned.

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29 Comments

1. The.Dark.Knight.Rises

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

It's android time!!! Unfortunately windows phone 8 is gonna be announced same date,

10. MeoCao unregistered

Great stuffs are coming and I'm excited.

16. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Yes Yes Yes... Throw everything you got... = Excited Excited Excited... b_d

13. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Brace yourselves ,the nexae are coming

28. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

i'm only excited for the nexus 10. The rest of the other product are just a waste of plastic and other material that we won't have for long if we keep on making unneeded devices such as the iPad mini, nexus 4 and nexus 7

19. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ummm........ I already have Android 4.1.2.

25. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yes, very unfortunate for windows.

2. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

I wish there was 5. (HTC)

17. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i saw something and i want to share it.. I think, nexus 5 is unlikely to be announced. Nexus one was the first nexus ever produced. 1+3=nexus 4. 4+3=nexus 7. 7+3=nexus 10. HAHAHAHAHA

23. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

AWESOME FIND BRO. next year we'll be having Nexus 13? :o

3. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Here comes revolution....

14. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

yep here comes true innovation

4. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

the more reason to stick to Android.

5. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Here comes the Next Big Things...

6. 12013E12T

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

I hope they surprise us with a 32GB Nexus 4 :D

7. Gaytor

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

Phone ? I will always love the Galaxy Note series .The whole world should wisen up and grap the Note size as a must ! I bumped up to Note 2 .Love it .

11. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Sorry, but the NOTE is not for everyone.

22. Aeires unregistered

Agreed, but if they release a 5" Nexus phone, I'd buy it.

26. speed4evr

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I want the Note 2! I love my S3 but I wanted the Note since they announced the first one.

8. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

those Nexus tablets will eat up a big market share from Apple. if i was in Tim Cook's position, i would start worrying. i kind of wish Nexus phones did as good as the Nexus 7.

9. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

I'm totally disappointed...bigger tablet, the same tablet with more storage, and an LG phone... C'mon...I have a quad core semi HD phone since April...2012! All I want is HTC Nexus 5!!!

12. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

nexus 10 looks good. as tablet application for android improve and I hope more developer will support. matlab for android is good start for example

18. The.Dark.Knight.Rises

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Matlab for? Which word is this

15. omacmagic

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Keeping my fingers crossed for a price range between 400-450 for the Nexus 4. Maybe they can sell the 8GB for 400, 16GB for 450 and a 32GB for 500. Who knows?

20. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

i might give lg a chance for the nexud.. google suprise us with sony , htc nexus :)

21. Aeires unregistered

I don't think the LG Nexus 4 will be the biggest highlight, they just have the worse record for keeping their products secret before launch. There's going to be so many great announcements, hard to say what will be the highlight. I'm looking forward to more Nexus phones, and a 10" tablet myself.

24. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

WTH!!! 8GB no expandable memory? its a nightmare!!! i hope they'll announce a refresh version of nexus 7.. with rear facing camera and at least HDMI port! about the nexus 10... i hope it will look like a very premium device... hope it wont be like samsung's all plastic galaxy tabs/note10.1...... i hope it will have the likes of brass aluminum! so that it will really look very sexy, stylish and eye candy!

27. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

I cannot believe the Nexus 4 LG with only 8gb storage and no expandable MicroSD. DOA !

29. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

The Nexus 10 should look like the 2ng picture above. imho. . .

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