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Nexus 4, Nexus 7 32GB HSPA+, and Nexus 10 All Land On Google Play

This morning, it’s finally official. The new lineup of Google’s Nexus devices have hit Google Play, but we still have some waiting to do before we can go purchase them all. Making their way to the store are the all new Nexus 7 32GB models, complete with a WiFi only model for $250 or the brand new HSPA+ variant for $299.ย Alongsideย the N7’s, we have the Nexus 4 in 8GB for $299 and 16GB for $349. To bring it all together, we have the shiny new Samsung Nexus 10 in two size options – 16GB for $399 and 32GB for $499.ย 

As of right now, you still can’t buy the devices online, but you will be able to starting on November 13 according to the press release from Google. Also, T-Mobile has pegged availability of the HSPA+ Nexus 7 for November 5, so that’s a plus. You can sign up to be notified by email as soon as they go live, but the 13th can’t come soon enough.

Which ones have caught your eye?

Nexus 7 32GB WiFi | Nexus 7 32GB HSPA+ | Nexus 4 | Nexus 10 ย 

  • Tony Allen

    I’m thinking ill keep my Galaxy Nexus on VZW and flash 4.2 as soon as it becomes available. Get me an HSPA N7 and get on with AT&T now that they have HSPA in my area, tether to my nexus when coverage is not good.

  • Rodys Gonzalez


  • jer85008

    Google to Verizon customers: suck it.

    • Tony Allen

      Yes, I’m sure that’s their message.

      Sorry we have better coverage and a better network than everyone else in the country, we just pay for it with dealing with a terrible company. I’m not sure why Google would want to feel that way, they’re missing out on a very large user base by not offering a Verizon compatible version.

      • JoshGroff

        After how badly VZW messed up the last one? Are you really that short sighted?

    • JoshGroff

      Google to Verizon* not customers.

  • ms262c

    Anyone else notice the nexus 10 isn’t displaying whether or not it is coming with a charger? Just showing the tablet as included in box.

  • who else feels like you got screwed out $50 for there 16gb nexus 7

    • JoshGroff

      After the $35 between Google wallet and play store credit, I really don’t care. Then again I bought mine week 1. That’s the price you pay for being an early adopter, and $15 isn’t that much. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • goodbyebb

    Another load of crap hardware with an awesome OS. I’m so tired of all of the crappy hardware that is coming from the Android handset/tablet manufacturers. If these devices are supposed to lure users from the iOS crowd in, it’s never gonna work. Hardware-wise, Apple is killing all Android phone manufacturers (with the exception of Motorola…new RAZR HD line-up is the best by far in build quality over every other manufacturer). I had a GNex…loved the software, hated the crappy hardware…radios were horrible and the crappy plastic casing was awful. Tried the GS3 and again, crappy hardware…looks nice but the plastic and screen just shatter at even small drops…absolutely no quality there. Moto’s kevlar backing and industrial build quality wins out over them all. And I’d take the great build with Moto software ANY DAY over nexus software with POOPY hardware.

    • jer85008

      Agreed. As a Verizon customer who has no plans to change I’m pretty dissapointed with a “flagship” phone in 2012 not having LTE or more than 16GB memory. Pass.

  • Liderc

    It’s not LTE, so what’s the point.

  • Stoker

    I’m glad the Nex4 is finally official, now I can definitely cross it off my list of potential phones… more disappointing than the iPhone 5 for me personally since I never would have considered the i5 but I want a phone with LTE and >16gb storage. My OG Droid is rocking that much storage ๐Ÿ™

  • Chuck Finley

    So….how long before we get those new comparison charts for the N7 variations vs the Kindle Fire variations vs the iPad Mini variations? Or at least N7 vs iMini…

  • Prox

    Qualcomm says the S4 Pro has LTE/CDMA built into the SoC. If the Nexus 4 has this SoC, why no LTE? Or is the question, why didn’t they write the software to enable to the radio?


    • Tony Allen

      This is what I’ve been pondering for a while, the chip set totally supports it. It’d just be a matter of making it happen, and making it compatible with Verizon’s network, which is really the red tape of the matter. It’d be awesome if I could buy one from Google and drop my VZW LTE MicroSim in it out of my Galaxy Nexus and voila.

  • DanSan

    so this wireless charging, i see the “whats in the box” section doesnt list the mat. any more info on it?

  • teknic

    The Nexus 4 has “4:20” as the time in all its pics… ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Larizard

      Android 4.2., if that’s what you’re hinting at…

      • michael arazan

        Pick it, Pack it, Fire it up, Come along and Take a Hit from the………Android 4.2 operating system

  • Kevin Olson

    standard or micro sim in nexus 4??

  • DanSan

    guess you cant buy a galaxy nexus anymore ๐Ÿ™

  • you should know November 7th whether free handouts will continue or not. Likely fewer handouts in the future, you may have to work for these electronics.

  • slackerjoe

    Will these be available through the Play store only or will they be at local retailers?

  • N7

    You can purchase the 16GB or 32GB Nexus 7’s with Wi-Fi now.

  • Derrick Anene

    SERIOUSLY WHY NO LTE? This is what i WAS waiting for…my GOD

  • teevirus

    The Google website link is now live http://www.google.com/nexus/4/index.html

  • That nexus 4 is $290 cheaper than my S3

    • crazy! apparently those lte radios are expensive ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • JoshGroff

        I know, and yet people cry they aren’t included as if they’d pay 600 for an off contract GSM/LTE nexus. I know I would, but I will gladly take HSPA+42 and save a few hundred.

  • turb0wned

    Only HSPA+ 21???????? WHY! At least 42+!

    • marvin nubwaxer

      it is 42, original info was incorrect.

    • Tony Allen

      Let me know when you hit that mythical 21, then we’ll worry about 42 lol

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Wow. Google knocked this stuff out of the park. Top of the line phone for $350? Top of the line 10 inch tablet for $400? You could have all the best Android hardware for $1250 (Nexus 4, 7 and 10 plus the new Chromebook) – just about the price of 1 Macbook Air.

    • Top of the line phone with no LTE? Debatable.

      • CIFchamp24

        You could actually debate that? Seems like an automatic deal breaker at this point….

        • itznfb

          Yuuuuuup. Looks like my new phone will be a Razr HD Maxx… might as well go buy it today.

          • Southrncomfortjm

            Paying $300 on-contract for a phone just for some faster data? I’d take a $350 phone and $50 everything unlimited plan any day over that.

          • CIFchamp24

            I honestly guess that is where I would differ. Lately, I have been using my phone for internet, making phone calls and texting, and maybe some games. Do I think it’s awesome that the processor and RAM are ridiculous? Hell yes I do, and I agree that its at a damn good price. But really for me, I surf the web too much to let LTE go. I’ll keep my unlimited LTE by paying full price for LTE capable phones. For other tasks that require my power? I have this thing called a laptop that works well for me.

          • michael arazan

            + 1000

          • itznfb

            Since when did faster data become a non-issue for mobile devices? Until yesterday (10/29/2012) this was THE issue and pretty much everyone’s primary reason for upgrading devices was to get their data faster. To do that you need LTE. All of a sudden Google releases a non-LTE phone and everyone says faster data is useless… c’mon. The only reason to have a smartphone is mobile data. If fast speeds are useless then save yourself some money and get a basic phone and a tablet.

          • Dr_Buttballs

            I don’t think anyone is saying fast data is useless. What I was pointing out is that I, and people like me, don’t see lack of LTE as a deal breaker. I don’t need LTE to download a few MB’s of app data or check my email. Streaming Netflix and high quality music from Google Music works well for me on At&t’s HSPA+. I am also not dismissing anyone else’s claims on why no LTE would be a deal breaker for them. This issue is solely based on the individual.

          • Southrncomfortjm

            “The issue” for some, not all. Once you I get a certain amount of speed, the rest is just gravy that I don’t want to pay for. Its all a matter of priorities. I can see myself getting fast (if not the fastest) data speeds *and* saving money at the same time by going with a Nexus 4 and a T-Mobile unlimited everything family plan. I can definitely understand people being all about data speeds, but I’m more about having a great phone at a great monthly fee. And, honestly, I’m sold on the Google Nexus experience, even if it means no LTE.

          • Tony Allen

            If $50 unlimited plans mean 100mb a day and 2gb a month… sure.

          • Preston B

            Unless you’re seeing something I’m not, Tony, it’s unlimited data with 5GB at HSPA+ speeds. That very well might be enough to sway quite a few.

        • Dr_Buttballs

          It’s not really a deal breaker for myself honestly. HSPA+ works well enough for what I need it to do. I’m on wifi more often than not anyways.

          • CIFchamp24

            I just think its funny. The 4S came out and we all laughed at the lack of LTE. Now the Nexus 4 does that a year later and we can settle just like IOS users did?

          • Dr_Buttballs

            I never really cared about whatever Apple decided to do with there phone. I figured they had there reasons why they didn’t have LTE in the 4S. I do know that I wouldn’t want a repeat of the nightmare that was the LTE Gnex. Also people should keep in mind how cheap this phone is off contract compared to every other phone. You can’t expect everything at that price point.

          • Southrncomfortjm

            Agreed. Screw the GNEX LTE (and updating) debacle and cheer for the $350 off contract phone with top tier specs.

          • michael arazan

            My wifi is faster than T-mo 3g network

          • Dr_Buttballs

            I would hope so. What’s your point, bub?

        • Southrncomfortjm

          I don’t know. Is a phone really just a matter of data speeds?

      • Southrncomfortjm

        Oh sure, debatable, but not for me since I don’t salivate so badly for LTE. Maybe its because I don’t have unlimited data and therefore rarely use the internet on my phone unless I have wifi (except for some email checking and Pulse updating).

        Just wait until VZW takes away your unlimited data. At that point an unlocked HSPA+ phone that can be used with an unlimited plan from T-Mobile or straight talk will look pretty damn sweet. And just wait, the end of days for unlimited data is coming.

        • Tony Allen

          I really wish people would stop touting straight talk as unlimited, its not. In fact its about as far from it. 100Mb a day and 2Gb a month is all they want you using. If you go past that they turn real nasty on you. T-Mobile is the only GSM based unlimited plan left in the US that’s truly unlimited.

          People keep talking about data as if its some finite resource and someday we’re going to run out lol. Unlimited may diminish until at&t and verizon build up their networks to the point of LTE coverage only. Verizon has already stated that they will be turning off CDMA eventually. There are two reasons unlimited exited stage left here in the US, carriers networks could no longer support the load *see AT&T post iPhone launch* and because they’re greedy sumbitches *see Verizon, period*

          I see unlimited making a comeback someday or at least the cost of data going way down in light of the trend set by voice and then SMS/MMS. Remember how much it cost way back in the day to have minutes on a cellular phone when all they could do was make calls? How about the gradual decline in the cost of sending and receiving text messages when they became popular, same when MMS was paired. Data will follow suit, it’s just going to take a much different route due to network and technology expansion rates in this day and age.

  • 3G Nexus7. Awwww yeah.

  • J.D. P

    Shame the bezel on the Nexus 10 is so huge. ๐Ÿ™

    • bezels ftw! i want my dual speakers and some place to hold the thing

  • Kevin Olson

    Can’t wait to get my hands on the 16gb Nexus 4

  • Br_d

    I’m very disappointed in the lack of LTE in the Nexus 4.

    • JoshGroff

      So you would rather pay 600 off contract for it to have LTE? Some people don’t feel the same way. I for one couldn’t care less either way.

      • Br_d

        No, I wouldn’t ever pay $600 off contract for any phone. They lose their value way too fast. I just got a 9 month old Galaxy Nexus for $200. I would pay $350 for a new Nexus, but lack of LTE rules it out right off the bat.

        • JoshGroff

          So then in other words, you don’t want LTE included. For whatever reason just having those 3 magic letters shoots the price up.

          • Br_d

            In other words, I’d rather buy an older phone that has LTE than buy a new phone that doesn’t have LTE.

  • Jared Fulgham

    Now, cue the dropping of the 4.2 source… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Colin Huber

    Buying the 10 at midnight the 12th.

  • igotgame

    Nexus 10 will be mine. 9000 mAh battery…and am I reading this right it’s thinner than the iPad3?

  • Andrew

    I am surprised that they removed the Galaxy Nexus I thought that they would at least keep it up for a while

  • Bionic

    The Nexus 10 is perfectly priced. However, I find it odd that my nexus 7 is quad core while the 10 is dual core. Meh

    • Andrew

      But the Nexus 10 is a A15 not A9 like the nexus 4 and nexus 7 chip most likely the same one in the chromebook

    • user311

      Cores mean nothing. Its an dual A15 vs a quad A9. The N10 should be much faster.

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Odd? Maybe. But faster dual core > slower quad core any day.

  • droidify

    Nexus 10. Although I must say my Prime is much better looking

    • p0k3y

      Agreed – and we have a MicroSD slot.

  • Michael_NM

    I find it quite ironic that Moto is nowhere to be found.

  • yanx206

    No LTE. #Nexus4Fail

    • Chris

      This is not Twitter.

  • Matthew Runo

    I wish it was preorder now for delivery 11/13!

  • KB26

    This is christmas in july… No. THIS IS ALL THE CHRISTMASES IN JULY!

    • More like Christmas on Halloween.

      • JoshGroff

        Nightmare before Christmas ftw?

  • Say goodbye to verizon =[ I’m sad sad sad about this. I knew it would happen; but I had a glimmer of hope.

    • Droid Burgundy

      HA! They will have to pry my Unlimited Data from my COLD DEAD HANDS… Idc if I stay with the Gnex for a few more years….

  • Andrew Remmers

    Want Nexus 10, but I really want to know what Google plans on doing with all these pin connectors…

    • They plan on using those to charge the device.

      • Andrew Remmers

        6 pins is a lot of pins for simply charging I think. I see why they took them off the phone now, due to the wireless charging there is no need for them in a car dock. I really wish I wasn’t on contract… ๐Ÿ™

    • they seem to have something cooked up for a smart cover, but it sounded like it mounts on the other side. maybe it is just a charger port

  • hmmm, im not sure if the sub $300 investment will be worth it. I want a 7″ tablet but not sure if thats the sweet spot. If the Nexus 7 had micro sd then i would be all over it but its hard to say. Suggestions anyone?

    • Bionic

      There is an app that unlocks the micro usb port.

      • See I consider myself a noob. So what exactly do that do for me? lol

        • Bionic

          You can use a jump drive for extra storage such as digital movies. That way you’re not using the memory on the tablet up too fast.

          • So do you think the 32GB is worth it? because i have the XOOM and its made it this far, hopfully this will make it for at least 3-4 years. xD

          • Bionic

            Yes buy it.

      • Gr8Ape

        Which app is that? thanks

        • Bionic

          Nexus 7 media importer. You might need root.

  • Droid Burgundy

    Nice to see the play store updates and making sense again!

  • Jonathan Bunch

    when will you start giving away the new devices???

    • You’ll know if the handouts will continue on Nov 7th. You’ll likely have to work for your toys from now on tho

      • Mack

        If you haven’t earned it, you don’t deserve it. Time to get back to work, back to the good ol’ days, back to America. Wish I could have seen the days when EVERYONE was proud to live and work in the greatest country on earth.

        • Dr_Buttballs

          I think you’re on the wrong website.

          • JoshGroff

            This isn’t ‘merica.com?