Google announces Android 4.2, Nexus 4, 7, 10 – available for order Google Play from November 13
Well, there you have it! We were all under the assumption that because Google’s Android event was cancelled we wouldn’t be seeing any major announcements overnight. Well, we’ve already seen that Google Play Movise are now available for purchase and our full sum-up of the Nexus 10, which is priced from $469 to $569 for the 16GB and 32GB versions.
If you head over to the Google Play Store you’ll see the appearance of a brand new banner advertising the new variants of the Nexus series. That is, the Nexus 4, 7 and 10. While the Nexus 7 has always been available, it is now sporting a 32GB memory option – there’s no word on the 3G variant in Australia though. The 32GB version has taken the price-point of the 16GB version, coming in at just $299.
The Nexus 4 on the other hand is what we were all expecting to see. It’s definitely a top of the line device and is going for the incredibly cheap price of the $349 for the 8GB version and $399 for the 16GB version. Except, it’s missing just one major thing – there’s no LTE! While this is a bit of a shock, Google explains to The Verge that this was done due to avoiding carrier locks in the US. Anyway, you can head over to Google Play for more details as they come in, we’ll be getting some larger informative specific pieces on each device as the day goes on.
The Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 are also running Google’s brand-spanking new Android 4.2. Thanks to Android Police, we’ve been able to get a bit of a better idea about Android 4.2. It is featuring some other very nice features, like multi-user-profiles for tablets, a new photo-sphere, gesture typing, Miracast Wireless Display technology, notification power controls, lockscreen widgets and more! We’ll have full details as the day goes on, but we’d definitely suggest watching the video below.
The Verge have been able to get into Google’s Mountain View offices and talked to some pretty high-up people about the new devices. They go into the partners, the hardware, the software, Google Now and have some fun. It’s definitely worth a look to get a bit of a better idea about it:
Google obviously want to show off Google Now’s new features with this video: