October 31, 2012 Leave a comment
Everyone already knows about my love for
Skynet Google products. If you’ve listened to the podcast you know that I’ve been geeked about my Galaxy Nexus phone and my Nexus 7 tablet (even if I’ve failed at writing the blog posts I’d promised to write about them). So imagine all the warm feels I caught on Monday when Google announced their new Nexus products.
THEY’RE FINALLY HERE! With all the accidental shipping of a 32GB Nexus and the rumors of a Nexus 10 device, it’s nice to finally know that all of those rumors are true. Google announced on their blog Monday that there are 2 new Nexus devices out as well as price and storage changes for the Nexus 7.
The Nexus 4 is the new vanilla Android phone coming out unlocked and ready for any carrier. This phone is made by LG (possibly to avoid any of the legal issues Samsung has been dealing with against Apple), and although it’s prices are really good ($299 for 8GB, $349 for 16GB) it doesn’t have as much space as the Galaxy Nexus.
The Nexus 10 is the first full sized Nexus tablet coming from Google. Google’s blog talks a lot about its use for entertainment such as magazines and movies, but it also talks about the tablet’s ability to have multiple profiles on the single device. Working a lot like a computer the Nexus 10 lets you sign in to your profile and use your apps while you’re signed in on it and lets you sign out and let someone else use their profile the same way. This would be good for families who can’t afford multiple tablet devices but still could use the portability of one.
The Nexus 7 had gotten a couple good upgrades in all of this. For one it’s gotten more storage space without going crazy with the price. The 16GB tablet is now only $199 and if you want more space (like I definitely do) you can get a 32GB tablet for $249. Also now, if you’re ballin‘ outta control like that, the 32GB Nexus 7 can go mobile with AT&T or T-Mobile.
So if you’re looking to buy a tablet without falling too deep into debt you should definitely go to the Google Play Store and see what they have to offer.