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Google Announces the Nexus 10 Starting at $399, Nexus 7 3G With 32GB Priced at $299

Google just announced the entire lineup of Nexus products that we were expecting to see today in NYC. Since that event was cancelled, they went ahead and pushed it all out without an event. So what do we have?

Well, the Nexus 10 is super high-resolution tablet that we were expecting. It’s priced at $399 (16GB) and $499 (32GB). The Nexus 7 is now available as a 32GB for $249. But more importantly, there is a 32GB version available with 3G for $299.

Along with the new Nexus 4, all devices will be available on November 13. 

Nexus: The best of Google, now in three sizes

People increasingly have more than one device, and they switch between them many times a day. Nexus—Google’s hardware line for Android devices—gets rid of the hassle. Just sign in with your Google Account and everything is there ready to go, whatever device you’re using: photos, emails, contacts, bookmarks, even your entertainment on Google Play.

Today, we’re excited to announce three great new Nexus devices … in small, medium and large. And they all run Android 4.2, a new flavor of Jelly Bean—which includes the latest version of Google Now and other great new features.

Nexus 4 with Google Now and Photo Sphere 
Nexus 4 is our latest smartphone, developed together with LG. It has a quad-core processor which means it’s super fast, a crisp 4.7″ (320 ppi) display that’s perfect for looking at photos and watching YouTube, and with wireless charging you just set the phone down on a charging surface to power it up, no wires needed. While Nexus 4 is incredibly powerful under the hood, it also features the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2—the simplest and smartest version of Android yet. Starting with the camera, we’ve reinvented the photo experience with Photo Sphere, which lets you capture images that are literally larger than life. Snap shots up, down and in every direction to create stunning 360-degree immersive experiences that you can share on Google+ with friends and family—or you can add your Photo Sphere to Google Maps for the world to see.

Android 4.2 brings other great goodies like Gesture Typing, which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type on the keyboard—it makes typing fast, fun and a whole lot simpler. Android 4.2 also adds support for Miracast wireless displays so you can watch movies, YouTube videos, and play games right on your HDTV wirelessly.

Learn more about Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, here.

Google Now—even more useful 
We designed Google Now to make life simpler by giving you the right information at just the right time in easy to read cards, before you even ask. And the feedback has been awesome. So today we’re adding more cards that we hope you’ll find useful. Flight information, restaurant reservations, hotel confirmations and shipping details—how often have you found yourself wading through your email to get this information at the last moment? So next time you book a table for dinner, you’ll get a reminder with all the details without ever having to lift a finger. You’ll also get cards for nearby attractions, interesting photo spots, movies times at nearby theaters or concerts by your favorite artists.

Nexus 7: Thin, light and now even more portable
Nexus 7 brings you the best of Google–YouTube, Chrome, Gmail, Maps–and all the great content from Google Play in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand. To give you more room for all that great content you can now get Nexus 7 with 16GB ($199) or 32GB ($249) of storage. But we also wanted to make this highly portable tablet even more mobile. So we added HSPA+ mobile data. Nexus 7 is now also available with 32GB and HSPA+ mobile ($299), which can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T in the US.

Nexus 10: Powerful and shareable
Nexus 10 is the ultimate tablet for watching movies or reading magazines. We wanted to build a premium entertainment device, so we partnered with Samsung to do just that. Nexus 10 is the highest resolution tablet on the planet at 2560-by-1600 (300ppi), that’s over 4 million pixels right in your hands. It comes with a powerful battery that will get you up to nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time. With a set of front-facing stereo speakers, you can watch movies right from your Nexus 10 and they simply sound awesome. But what makes Nexus 10 unique is that it’s the first truly shareable tablet. With Android 4.2, you can add multiple users and switch between them instantly right from the lockscreen. We believe that everyone should have quick and easy access to their own stuff — email, apps, bookmarks, and more. That way, everyone can have their own home screens, their own music, and even their own high scores.

Google Play: More entertainment, more countries
We’ve recently added a ton of great new entertainment to Google Play, such as movies and TV shows from Twentieth Century Fox. Earlier this year we expanded our service beyond movie rentals and now you can purchase movies and build a library of your favorites in Google Play. Today we’re bringing movie purchasing to more countries – Canada, the U.K., France, Spain and Australia.
We’re also excited to announce two new partnerships. We’re now working with Time, Inc. to bring you even more magazines like InStyle, PEOPLE, TIME and others. And we’ve partnered with Warner Music Group who will be adding their full music catalog with new songs coming each day. We’re now working with all of the major record labels globally, and all the major U.S. magazine publishers, as well as many independent labels, artists and publishers.

On November 13, we’re bringing music on Google Play to Europe.  Those of you in the U.K, France, Germany, Italy and Spain will be able to purchase music from the Google Play store and add up to 20,000 songs—for free—from your existing collection to the cloud for streaming to your Android devices or web browser. We’re also launching our new matching feature to streamline the process of uploading your personal music to Google Play. We’ll scan your music collection and any song we match against the Google Play catalog will be automatically added to your online library without needing to upload it, saving you time. This will be available in Europe at launch on November 13 and is coming to the U.S. soon after. This will all be for free—free storage of your music, free matching, free syncing across your devices and free listening.

Great value
We’ve always focused on building great devices at great value.  And we think today’s devices offer the very best that money can buy. Here are more details on when and where you can pick up your next Nexus device:

  • Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract (check here for more details).
  • Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Walmart.
  • Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299 and unlocked, on sale 11/13 in the Google Play store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and  Canada.
  • Nexus 10: 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.

A Nexus device is much more than simply a phone or tablet. It’s your connection to the best of Google—all of your stuff and entertainment, everywhere you go with no hassle.  Now you have three new Nexus devices, a new improved version of Jelly Bean and more entertainment than ever before—all available in Google Play. The playground is open.

Via:  Google

  • Kylelawfirm

    It is really cheap.
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  • i recently bought a Nexus 10 and the selling point for low internal storage was the access to cloud storage but I cant seem to access it here in Canada. Not impressed. If I cant access the added cloud storage why am I charged the same price?

  • I want a 10, but I’m not sure…. 7 is 200 bucks, that’s super affordable.

  • Ruel Smith

    Nexus 4 on Verizon soon?


    Just WOW!
    Apple is not going to have a good quarter after all.

  • Richard Wolff

    The nexus 10 build quality looks awful. I hope its just the pictures that make it appear bad cause i really want to pick this up. will be getting hands on with a demo model as soon as possible

  • Did Google’s Nexus 10 just out-retina the iPad (4th gen)?

    • Bob G

      Yes, and it is sad how “retina” is an actual phrase used now in technology. :sadpanda:

  • If this is all that Google had planned for today’s event, it would have been the most disappointing one so far. A decent 10 inch tablet, an updated 7 inch tablet and budget 3G phone. Kinda meh.

    • Justin Swanson

      You forgot Android 4.2 😀

      From the possible leaks we’ve found it seems pretty awesome.

  • KRS_Won

    Well my choice has been made for me. Hopefully the dev RAZR HD/ RAZR M will end up ASOP… and if not, it seems the Googarola is starting to push out updates much quicker. WIth the dev edition, one could hope to at least download the next official flavor of Android without waiting the 6 months for Verizon to approve it.

  • $500 for a 10 inch tablet or take away 3 inches for half the price…hmmmm I think ill take the 7.

  • George

    So will the Nexus 10 have a micro SD card slot or not? And when will Verizon release the 4.2 update to the G-Nex? I take back my comments from the other day about Googles weird decision making. Unfortunately Verizon has my whole area on lock down with excellent LTE. All the other carriers have terrible coverage here or I would switch carriers.

    • htowngtr

      I would guess no on the SDcard, unfortunately.

  • TruEastSydeBoi

    But no expandable memory for the N10? Come on android is why I want a tablet, and the device looks good, but if i wanted it to be made by apple, I would have gotten an iPad…
    Really can’t just include a micro sd slot? Then it could be only 8GB internal for all I care.

  • Chuck Finley

    I’m pretty happy with my GNex at this point but this: Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299, has really gotten my attention!

  • Prox

    Going to order 2 8gb nexus 4’s when they are available. One for myself, one for the wife.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    It’s cheap for a reason 😉

  • Galaxy Nexus no longer on play store 🙁 I still love mine though!

  • igotgame

    Ummm….take my money for the Nexus 10 now?

    • Andy

      when will people stop using this joke?

  • RobertLPile

    Is it just me, or is the Nexus 10 32GB at $499 surprisingly expensive? I mean, sounds like it’ll be a great device and all, but seems a little out of character.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      agreed, compare to what you can get a 32gb Asus for.. really expensive I say

    • htowngtr

      Not for the hardware you’re getting. No one, and I mean no one, has 300 PPI with the new Exynos 5 architecture. It absolutely spanks the ever living crap out of anything — including Apple’s new A6. http://www.androidauthority.com/exynos-5-dual-benchmarks-125134/

  • NorCalGuy

    Hello 32gb nexus 10… early Christmas present for sure!

  • Kevin Olson

    Looks like I’m returning my 3 day old gnex and getting g the nexus 4!!

    Definitely getting a nexus 10 32gb as well

  • JohnPA2006

    I wonder if the Nexus 10 has an expandable Micro SD card slut.
    If you can get it 16gb and pop in a 32 or 64 that would be sweet.

    • JohnPA2006

      SLOT !!

      • lol, if it’s the first one, sign me up!

        • Jason Self


    • Jason Self

      hehe slut.

  • Lugnuts McGruff

    Once again…. Is the Nexus 4 LTE compatible or not?

    • jaybar


  • Siggy

    So when can I get 4.2 for my Gnex??? Thats all i care about.

    • onDroid

      Agreed. I’d guess by the end of November for GSM and 1Q2013 for Verizon version(if we’re lucky).

      • htowngtr

        Not sure why anyone owns an unlocked/unrooted Gnex on Verizon. I did that day 1 and never have to worry about when they update my phone on their terms.

  • MikeCiggy

    Am I going to have to leave the fastest network with the most coverage because they will never see a Nexus again. So sad 🙁

    • Chris Pinola

      same 🙁

    • htowngtr

      According to the sage BMX (aka mobile panda), there will be a VZW Nexus in January.

      • MikeCiggy

        idk… did you read Andy Rubin’s comment on LTE.

  • Patrick Da Silva

    nexus 4 with micro hdmi/usb wireless charging and gorila glass 2

  • hfoster52

    Wow That 3G price is better than anything apple has done. Also the Nexus 10 is nicely spec’d and ready to compete.

    Why would you buy from tmobile when you can buy it for $100 more and no contract. Would be nice to see an LTE variant for Verizon.

    Here come all the haters and say what about LTE…..

  • Buying a Nexus 4 ASAP!!

  • Teng Taing

    did they mention anything about the Nexus 10 having an expandable memory slot?

  • Wow, $299 and $349 for a “top of the line” unlocked phone is insane pricing. I would imagine other manufacturers (and carriers, why would you need a subsidized phone now) are going to be pissed.

  • D

    I want these devices in Bulgaria…

  • Droid Burgundy

    ok NOW the Nexus10 is TEMPTING @_@

  • NexusPrime

    You guys think that the 32gb HSPA+ N7 will have telephony services?

    • Chuck Finley

      You can make calls on the Wifi N7 with the right apps, some apps require the “pro” version of their app to make free calls over a cellular connection.

  • MentatYP

    Why not $449 for the Nexus 10 32GB? If an extra 16GB is $50 on the Nexus 7 then why is it an extra $100 on the Nexus 10? $399 is awesome for the Nexus 10 16GB, but the price of the 32GB is off.

    • thebruce44

      Agreed. It is still $100 cheaper than their competition though.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        you can get 32gb Asus tablets way cheaper than $500.. way cheaper

        • htowngtr

          Not with that resolution, not with true Nexus software updates, and not with the Exynos 5. So, basically not the same.

    • c4v3man

      At $499 it’s in a crowded field this year… $449 would help thin the herd…

  • TheWenger

    AMOLED or LCD?

  • So the only carrier for the Nexus 4 is T-Mobile?
    Oh gosh….

    • no….T-Mobile has it on contract. you can buy it unlocked and use it on any GSM carrier. CDMA is not available so verizon and Sprint are out for now.

  • HOLY COW!!! $349?!!! Nexus 4? WTF?!! HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!

  • CaptainHowdy13

    Question 1: Will the multiple user accounts be added to N7? Question 2: Will photo sphere software come to my Gnex(whenever Verizon approves the update). More questions to follow later

    • Yes and yes, as those are part of JB 4.2. The only real question is when will Verizon get around to approving the update and sending it out?

      That said, you’ve already got a GNex, so as long as you’re rooted/unlocked, you can get 4.2 way before VZW sends it out to everyone.

  • Could this be the beginning of realistic prices for unlocked phones? I’ve always thought that $700 for a phone was ridiculous. $300 seems right and it’s about time.

    • i sure hope so. unfortunately vzw probably won’t partake

  • Holy crap, so that is Nexus 4 8gb for $299 OFF CONTRACT for Verizon?

    • TheWenger

      Not for Verizon.

      • not yet at least….Black_manX hinted the other day about a verizon version in 2013.

        • Dillon Brown

          I’ve been saying that too. it seems like people will be jumping ship left and right, and will end up kicking themselves for not being able to wait a few months. No lte for verizon allows for availability as soon as possible.

      • And why do I still have Verizon?

    • nightscout13

      No Verizon announcement yet

      • hfoster52

        I don’t think there will be unless they stood a bunch of GSM towers with the LTE upgrades…

    • EC8CH

      everything’s correct except “for Verizon”

    • htowngtr

      HSPA+ only, no CDMA.

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Goodbye, sweet tablet UI. Goodbye, efficient tablet navigation. 🙁

    • nightscout13

      I miss Honeycomb style Homescreen.

    • New_Guy

      Yeah, I have to be honest that I love the older tablet UI and not a fan of the phone UI, but I get it. Their making an attempt at making the entire experience cohesive so I’m not upset. Will just keep using Apex launcher to keep most of the feel. Can’t do much about the navigation bar though. Maybe someone will keep have it in a custom ROM…

      • FortitudineVincimus

        come on.. get with the terms, they say it is called the “unified experience”

    • spunker88

      Hopefully its still there and it only takes a DPI change or some other hack to get it back.

  • MikeD675

    It doesn’t sound like the Nexus 4 is coming to verizon. Sounds as if they are going GSM/unlocked only. According to extensive article on theverge.

  • DigitalEnforcer

    WHOA! That Nexus 10 being released in 3 weeks was a total surprise!! 🙂

  • Why is the Nexus 10 $100 more for the 32GB model, but the 7 is only $50 more?

  • Michael_NM

    Wow! My credit cards just ran away. They know they’re about to get used…

    • New_Guy


    • FortitudineVincimus

      I always wanted to meet a person that had to use multiple cards to buy something.. put $100 on my visa, $225 on my American Express and the rest on my Discover

  • New Nexus 7 prices/models listed by google now. Only 32GB wifi model appears to be in stock. 3G model is “coming soon” and 16GB is out of stock still.

    • Aardvark99

      All are “coming soon” now.

  • htowngtr

    So I wonder what the 13th means as far as availability… is that pre-order date or when they will ship?

    • Tommy Thompson

      It says available on that date.

      • htowngtr

        So that begs the question…. pre-order date is when?

  • Tarak

    Nexus 4 is really cheap.

    • Jigga_Z

      Cheap as in inexpensive? Definitely!

      • nightscout13

        Cheap looking too

        • Jigga_Z

          I dunno, it looks pretty nice based on the video Kellen showed in a prior article. I’ll withhold judgment until I see one in person.

          • nightscout13

            That Glitter rear that cannot even be removed to access the rear. I’m not a 13 year old EMO chick, why would I want glitter on my phone?

          • Jigga_Z

            I’ve been told it looks worse in photos than in person. That being said, if the back is what you’re concerned about, slap a case on it. Most people tend to do that anyway.

          • nightscout13

            I was waiting for confirmation of this phone from Google, but now that it is clear this phone has glitter and non-removable anything, The RAZR MAXX HD is the clear choice for me. I don’t ROM as much as i used to, so the locked bootloader is a non-issue for me. The battery alone is worth it’s weight in GOLD.

          • Maxx

            I have had the RAZR MAXX HD for a week, came from the RAZR MAXX, you will not be disappointed! 🙂 Screen is nice, software is fluid and the battery life is excellent

          • Jigga_Z

            I agree! The Razr Maxx battery is fantastic, so you’ll be happy, even though it too, is non-removable. Also worth noting that you didn’t have a choice anyway, as the Nexus 4 isn’t CDMA/LTE 🙂

          • TheDrunkenClam

            Have fun with blur.
            Have fun being stuck on an older version of android for months after a newer version has been out.
            I’m going to vote with my wallet and not support garbage that literally ruins the android experience.

          • nightscout13

            Root will fix Blur problem. Besides, Blur is not as invasive as Sense, or TouchWIZ. Android has matured to the point that each update is minuscule in feature load. Anything past ICS is good enough. Have fun charging your phone 3 times a day……….

          • TheDrunkenClam

            When my battery runs out, I have three fully charged spares waiting to back me up (though i usually only carry 1 spare, except on Sundays when I’m at work streaming NFL red zone all day!). If I wanted to be a slave to a charger, I’d buy a phone with a non removable battery. You do realize batteries can’t be recharged an infinite number of times? They do eventually wear out. My OG droid battery did just that. My dad’s thunderbolt battery stopped holding a charge for long so he bought a new one. Not having access to the battery is unacceptable. But if you want to support crap like this, I respect your freedom to spend your hard earned dollar any way you want. And I truly hope you enjoy your device.

          • nightscout13

            The subject was that the new Nexus 4 does NOT have removeable battery. The main point is, that if an OEM persists to use a non-removable battery, then to at least put a large one into there. Personally I prefer access to my battery, and my SD. Where you got the impression that I prefer non-removable is beyond me….

          • TheDrunkenClam

            So basically what you’re doing is settling for a phone with a non removable battery, even though you prefer to have that option?
            If you’re going to settle on a device, why not go Galaxy Nexus? Its way better than moto’s garbage.
            Moto had one amazing device, the bone stock, completely unlockable original droid. Then they proceeded to literally insult us all with locked down crap featuring awful skins and sub par screens. If you’re okay with giving them your money, that’s your business, and I respect your opinion.

          • nightscout13

            I’ve owned the G-Nex. The radios are garbage, and so is the battery life. The screen scratches ridiculously easy. The first day I took it out the box, 5 minutes later: scratches. It’s a BETA device as far as i’m concerned. MOTO has superior build quality, along with superior radios. And now, even a superior battery. I’m not a developer, I don’t really care about ROM’ing anymore….

          • michael arazan

            Remember the razr HD was the last of a preexisting lineup already put into works before Google purchased Motorola. I would assume all phones by Moto from here on out will be similar to nexus devices in updates, I’d think it would be smart for fragmentation concerns and better for Moto. But they also have to do what carriers (vzw) wants to get the contracts to keep them in business.

          • TheDrunkenClam

            For what its worth, didn’t Google say they didn’t plan to change Motorola’s game plan much? You’re certainly right when you say they’re at the mercy of what carriers (Verizon) want. There was a post on here last week I believe that discussed its actually Verizon who likes the skins and asks manufacturers to make devices with them.
            But if people would stop buying that crap, they wouldn’t think skins sell, now would they? This is why I will refuse to buy anything with a skin from here on out. I’ll stick with my gnex for another 5 months or so, and if Verizon doesn’t have a new nexus by then, I’m going to a carrier who does. I’m not going to support skins, because they ruin android, in my opinion. But to each their own.

          • Jroc869, Cool story bro

            exactly, thats what kills me about all the *phone fanatics who tout they “non plastic” phone that is wrapped in a plastic or rubber case. Phone looks are important to a degree but most of it is covered up.

      • Tarak

        Yeah, that’s what I meant. I think everyone is surprised about how cheap it is.

        • Jigga_Z

          An unlocked phone at $300 or $350 that isn’t some cheap single-core 512MB RAM phone is a huge deal for Non-US markets. It isn’t great for people in the states who want LTE, but the rest of the world has got to love this, and that’s who this phone is for. It isn’t for us in the states, clearly.

          • Jroc869, Cool story bro

            honestly for right now hspa+ works fine for me on att. I usually get 5 or 6 mbps down and like 1 up which is plenty for what I do. I can see how that could be a problem for people who have a use for lte though. Im all over this phone that my damn money already

          • Stevedub40

            I don’t really blame them for this move. Americans seem to be too caught up in looking “cool” with their designer iphones, and much less on functionality and specs. I know here in California it really sickens me by all of the iphones I see people using. Let’s get with the program folks!

          • Ben Kapferer

            It is a big deal for us on prepaid carriers and MVNOs.

        • tracksters3d

          Yes, especially compared to the iPad. Finally, a good competitor…. even a better display…

      • Chris

        Remember last holiday when all the new phones (Rezound, RAZR) were released for $299 ON Contract? Haha.

    • MentatYP

      Whoa, $299 and $349 off contract? Am I seeing that right? If so that kills the myth that phones cost so much more than they should because they have cellular radios in them.