The holiday shopping season is heating up and it just got a little hotter thanks to the Google Nexus 4 Smarpthone and Nexus 10 tablet. Both devices went up for sale on Tuesday via Google’s Play Store.
The Nexus 4 smartphone, the first Nexus device from LG, is available for $299 (unlocked) with 8GB or $349 (unlocked) for 16GB.
Google is also offering the same memory capacities for the Google Nexus 10 for $399 and $499.
Customers hoping to grab one of the first of either devices will need to hurry. When the Nexus released in the UK Play Store earlier today it sold out in a matter of minutes.
So what exact do customers receive for $299? The LG Nexus comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core mobile processor that supports a 4.7-inch diagonal screen with 1280×768 resolution. The smartphone also offers an 8MP rear camera and 2GB of RAM. The phone also offers a SlimPort HDMI and it is powered by the Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.
The one option sadly missing from the Nexus 4? Long-Term Evolution (LTE) support.
On the tablet side the Google Nexus 10 is an impressive offering from Samsung which offers a 10-inch display with 2560 x 1600 resolution. The Nexus 10 tablet also features a Exynos 5 dual-core SOC and 2GB or RAM. For videophiles you will also receive a micro HDMI out port. Just like the smartphone side of new Nexus’ releases the 10.1 ships with Google Android 4.2.
Google is also shipping the Google 3G Nexus 7 which offers HSPA+ support. Hardly the best option of the bunch but still a decent tablet for casual use.
Unfortunately Google isn’t typically the first company to share sales volumes which means measuring the success of the company’s devices could prove difficult. On the one hand the device sold out very quickly in the UK, on the other hand we have no idea how many devices it had to sell.
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