by Al Sacco

Google Nexus 4 Gets Official; Nexus 7 32GB $249 on; ‘Nexus 10’ Images, Video (UPDATED)

Oct 29, 20122 mins
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Google cancelled its scheduled New York press event due to Hurricane Sandy, but it still announced the new Nexus 4 phone. More details on its 32GB Nexus 7 and the new Nexus 10 tablet also leaked ahead of their official unveilings.

UPDATE: Google just officially announced the Nexus 4 smartphone from LG (8GB, $299; 16GB, $349); the 32GB Nexus 7 tablet with HSPA+ cellular support ($299); and the Nexus 10 tablet from Samsung (16GB, $399; 32GB, $499). The new products will be available via the Google Play store starting on November 13.

Last week, I posted about Google’s new 32GB Nexus 7 tablet, the upcoming Nexus 4 smartphone and “Nexus 10” tablet.

Google was expected to officially announce these new products today at a press event in New York City, but Hurricane Sandy quickly changed those plans; Google cancelled the event. Sandy didn’t stop Google and LG from officially announcing the Nexus 4 smartphone, though, and the companies issued an associated press release.

Google Nexus 4 smartphone from LG

Here’s a quick list of the most notable technical specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
  • Operating System: Android 4.2, Jelly Bean
  • Network: 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
  • Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
  • Memory: 8GB / 16GB
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP HD front
  • Battery: 2,100mAh Li-Polymer (embedded) / Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours
  • Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
  • Weight: 139g
  • Other: Wireless charging, NFC

Check out the full Google/LG press release on

Most of the specs line up with what’s been leaked, but rumors suggested the device would only be available with 8GB of built-in storage—something I immediately thought was fishy. But the Nexus 4 will be available in 8GB and 16GB versions, according to the release. (Check out the clip below for a video look at the Nexus 4.)

Google didn’t officially announce the rumored Nexus 10 tablet or the 32GB Nexus 7—not yet, at least. But is now selling a new 32GB version of the Nexus 7 tablet for $249.00. (The Nexus 7 was previously available in only 8GB and 16GB configurations.) And it reduced the price of the 16GB from $249.00 to $199.00. Still no word on the rumored cellular version of the Nexus 7.

32GB Nexus 7 tablet on

And last week, images and video of the “Nexus 10” device leaked, so it should only be a matter of time before Google and Samsung, the device manufacturer, make this new large Nexus tablet official.


Nexus 4 video via