Because of Hurricane Sandy,Google cancelled the event to officially release Nexus 4,the new flagship Android phone in Nexus series;Nexus 7,with lower prices and bigger storage;Nexus 10,the 10 inch Android tablet with the latest functions and powerful hardware.However,all have been pushed into Google Play Store online.
Nexus 4 is the smallest one among all new products,however,it has a powerful heart.This flagship Android phone is built by LG,working with the latest 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor and 2GB RAM.
The 4.7 inch 1280X768(320ppi) display screen is really amazing.It’s tough as it is covered and protected by scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2.
The 8MP camera will never let you lose a scene.It now supports 360° panoramas with the new feature in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean called ‘Photo Sphere’.
After all,the most amazing thing is about the price-8GB version selling at US$299 while 16GB version selling at US$349.I think that is really a bargain as It even supports DC-HSPA+(42Mbps).
Google always intends to improve the connection quality and several months ago,they started Google Fibre Project to build up fibre optics connections in some cities.Currently,Kansas City,Kansas and Kansas City,Missouri have covered by the service.It’s now open to pre-register and several packages are provided.
The free Internet provides 5Mbps speed,but need to pay $300 one-time construction fee while the other two plans have construction fee waived.
You should have noticed that with the most expensive Gigabit+TV plan,the user could have the latest Google tablet-Nexus 7. That’s really awesome and it only costs $120 monthly-for all of those.
Currently I’m using TM Unifi VIP 20 plan which costs RM249($79) monthly in Malaysia.Compared to Google Fibre 1 gig plan,it’s 50 times slower and only 50% cheaper.
This is another hotspot on the first day of Google I/O 2012,however,it’s been a rumor for quite long time.Google never stop to find a product which could beat Amazon Kindle Fire or Apple iPad and they hope Nexus 7 will be that one.
It has a 7″ 1280*800 HD display screen with Scratch-resistant Corning Glass,1.2MP front camera,of course,it’s got Android Beam(NFC).It weighs at 340g,lighter than iPad and most of tablets.The Tegra 3 Quad core processor empowers the device with great graphic performances while playing games,watching HD videos etc.The 1GB RAM also helps the device to run smoothly with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and with 8GB/16GB internal memory,you could make it your portable entertainment device easily.
However,Nexus 7 has no back camera and 3G/4G support which let me think it may not be so good when we use it on the move.I have to admit that only $199 for 8GB version is impressive,but I prefer to have a device supporting 3G/4G and perhaps $100 higher than this one.How about you?
If you have interest on it,you could pre-order it at Google Play(free $25 Google Play credit).It’s only available in US now and will start to deliver from mid of July.More countries will be in the delivery list later.