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Google Unveils New Phone, Tablet Computers

Oct. 30, 2012

Google, which canceled a product unveiling event in New York because of Hurricane Sandy, has made its new introductions on a blog post instead.

Google blogged information on a new Nexus phone, a new version of its Android operating system, a new 7-inch tablet computer and its first 10-inch tablet, a Nexus model to be sold for $399.

The Nexus 4 smartphone, developed with LG, will run a quad-core processor and feature a 4.7-inch screen. Google confirmed previous rumors of wireless charging.

A feature called Photo Sphere will allow users to take photos in different directions and then stitch them together to create a 360-degree panorama.

The Nexus 7 tablet will be available with 16 gigabytes of storage for $199 or 32 gigabytes for $249. It will also feature cellular connectivity for HSPA+ mobile data from U.S. providers AT&T and T-Mobile.

Google said it Nexus 10 tablet has the highest resolution of any tablet with a 2560-by-1600 display.

Equipped with front-facing stereo speakers, its battery can power 10 hours of video watching or up to 500 hours of standby time, the company said.

The Nexus 10 tablet will cost $399 for a 16-gigabyte version and $499 for a 32-gigabyte model.

Source: Copyright United Press International 2012

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