Google added two devices to its Nexus lineup.
On Oct. 29, Google introduced its Nexus 4 smartphone and its Nexus 10 tablet computer.
Both devices will use Android’s 4.2 operating system that has new features including Photo Sphere, which can merge multiple images that are taken from different angles into a 360 degree image or sphere; and Gesture Typing, which allows a user to glide his/her finger over a keyboard display to type a word.
The Nexus 4 has a 4.7-inch display screen, 8GB–16GB of memory, a 1.5-gigahertz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset and 2GB of RAM. The Nexus 4 has an 8-megapixel camera that can take 1080p video and a 1.3MP front-facing camera that can capture 720p video.
The Nexus 4 battery provides up to 10 hours of call time, 8 hours of video playback and 250 hours of standby time on one charge. The smartphone also comes with a wireless charging pad that automatically charges the device’s battery when the smartphone is placed on the pad.
A 8GB and 16GB Nexus 4 will be available starting Nov. 13 without a contract for $299 and $349, respectively, at the Google Play store for Android mobile applications.. A 16GB version also will be sold at T-Mobile for $199 with a 2-year contract beginning Nov. 13.
The Nexus 10 has a 10-inch display screen that has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, which outstrips Apple’s 2048 x 1536 pixel Retina display on its tablets and makes the Nexus 10 the highest-resolution tablet that’s on the market.
The Nexus 10 also has 16GB–23GB of memory, a dual-core A15 Eagle processor and 2GB of RAM. Additionally, the Nexus 10 has an 8MP camera that can capture 1080p video and a 1.9MP front-facing camera that can take 720p video.
On a single battery charge, the Nexus 10 can handle 7 hours of Web browsing and play 9 hours of video or 90 hours of music. The tablet also can remain on standby for 500 hours on a single charge.
A 16GB and 32GB Nexus 10 models will be available starting Nov. 13 at the Google Play store for $399 and $499, respectively.