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Google Announces New Android Devices

Oct. 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy forced Google to cancel its launch event Monday in New York for a clutch of new Android devices, with the internet giant instead unveiling the products via a blog posting.

All the new devices carry Google's Nexus brand, which is designed to showcase the latest capabilities of the company's Android mobile operating system.

The unveiling came amid a flurry of product announcements from rivals Apple and Microsoft designed to lure customers in the looming holiday buying season.

The new Nexus devices ranged from small to large mobile gadgets, starting with the Nexus 4, a new smartphone made in conjunction with LG which features a quad core processor, a 4.7-inch screen, wireless charging and the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2, Google's latest operating system.

Google announced new versions of its popular Nexus 7 mini-tablet, manufactured in conjunction with Asus, and which will compete with the iPad Mini. The base model Nexus 7 has had its memory doubled to 16GB for a price of $199, with a 32GB version costing $249 . A $299 version adds cellular capability.

Nexus 10 is a collaboration between Samsung and Google and is designed to go head to head with the new Apple iPad announced last week.

The device boasts what Google said was the highest resolution screen ever, boasting 2560x1600 resolution, and a battery offering more than 500 hours of standby time and nine hours of video playback. The tablet is fully customizable for different users who can choose personalized protocols for using the device.

The Nexus 10 will be available from Google's online store starting November 13 in the US, Britain, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, with prices starting at 399 dollars for a 16GB version and 499 dollars for a 32GB version.

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Source: Copyright 2012 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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