Google officially announced the "budget" Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, updated the Nexus 7 and introduced Android 4.2
Google planned to hold a conference today on Android 4.2 and Nexus, but due to Hurricane Sandy, the event had to be canceled and released without any loud pump. New devices turned out to be very cheap and very ambiguous. The Google Nexus 4 smartphone is built on a Snapdragon S4 Pro system-on-chip (Krait quad-core processor at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, Adreno 320), and the Nexus 10 tablet is built on the Exynos 5250 system-on-chip (dual-core Cortex- A15, 2 GB RAM, ARM Mali-T604). The price of the device starts from 300 US dollars for a smartphone without a contract and from 400 US dollars for a tablet.
I remind you that Nexus devices are canonical(or, as they say, reference) and represent a view of Google on how Android devices should look. The device loader can be opened by official Google utilities, the kernel and system source codes will be available simultaneously with the release of devices or even earlier, and system updates will come at least 18 months.
LG Nexus 4
The new smartphone was made in collaboration with LG and is a simplified version of the LG Optimus G, simplified by the reason that the memory card slot was removed and the resolution of the camera sensor was reduced from 13 megapixels to 8 megapixels. The case retained the outlines of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but at the same time, the back of the device changed its texture from a corrugated surface to a Gorilla Glass 2 covered with glass, under which a textured surface in the Nexus Neuron style.
- Model : LG E960 (Code Name: Mako)
- System-on-Chip : Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
- Processor : quad core Krait v2 at 1.5 GHz
- Cache : L0: 4KB + 4KB, L1: 16KB + 16KB, L2: 2MB
- Instruction Set : ARM v7
- Video Accelerator : Qualcomm Adreno 320
- OS : Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Networks : 3G (WCDMA), HSPA + ( no LTE at all )
- Screen : 4.7 "WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels). The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 *
- Storage : 8 ($ 300) / 16 GB ($ 350)
- RAM : 2GB
- Camera : 8.0MP Pixel Rear / 1.3MP Pixel HD Front
- Sensors : 2 microphones, light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, GPS / A-GPS / S-GPS / GLONASS, digital compass
- Connectors : microUSB OTG (support in doubt), SlimPort HDMI
- Battery : 2,100mAh Li-Po (built-in): talk time - 15.3 hours / standby time - 390 hours
- Size : 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
- Weight : 139g
- Wireless capabilities : charging (Qi standard, that is, you can buy one charge for both Lumia 920 and Nexus 4), NFC, Wi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0
As can be seen from the characteristics, the smartphone turned out to be flagship, but with a number of strange solutions. The maximum storage capacity is only 16 GB of memory, while the Play Store itself already has games with a data volume of 3 GB (Bard's Tale). And given the cores and the smart screen, God himself ordered the use of a smartphone for such games. In addition, a non-removable battery can cause inconvenience to those who need a tenacious smartphone with a powerful filling. Changing the battery to a more capacious one is unlikely to succeed.
Let me remind you that the smartphone will begin to be sold in the US on November 13 for $ 300 for an 8 GB version without a contract !
ASUS Nexus 7 3G
Yes, the same Nexus 7 , only a version with 32 GB of memory ( $ 250 (not available for the CIS)) and with a 3G module ($ 300) was added .
Samsung Nexus 10
But this device strikes much more than its smartphone counterpart. A screen with a crazy resolution of 2560x1600, a processor based on the latest Cortex-A15 architecture and a powerful ARM Mali-T604 video accelerator for a ridiculous 400 bucks for 16 GB version, again since November 13.
- System-on-a-Chip : Exynos 5250
- Processor : Dual core Cortex-A15 at 1.7 GHz
- RAM : 2 GB
- GPU : ARM Mali-T604 MP4
- Screen : LCD Super PLS True RGB Real Stripe ( Samsung with its super-super-duper tired, honestly ): 2560x1600 pixels
- Rear camera : 5 MP
- Front camera : 1.9 MPix
- Stereo speakers
- Storage : 16 GB ($ 400) / 32 GB ($ 500)
- Battery : 9000 mAh
- Connectors : microUSB, microHDMI
- Wireless communications : two NFC chips, Wi-Fi b / g / n MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0
The new Android turned out to be another incremental addition for Ice Cream Sandwich. If new extensible notifications were added to Jelly Bean, the Butter project / triple buffering / vertical synchronization to hardware acceleration of the interface for smoothness, as well as full support for ASLR, then the add-ons are again invisible, so much so that even the name Jelly Bean did not change.
- New camera with spherical shooting functions . Apparently, rotating the camera, you can achieve the effect as in Street View
- New keyboard with gesture input. Now you can not click on the buttons, but drive with your finger, getting the words
- Multi-user mode for tablets.
- Broadcast content wirelessly to large screens. Apparently, the implementation of Miracast in stock Android
- When the device is idle, it can be made to act as a multimedia frame: show photos from albums, broadcast news from Reader or Currents, etc.
- Extending the capabilities of the notification panel (more instant actions)
- Improving Google Now with Enhanced Planning and Knowledge Graph
There is nothing about the API yet, because the Android Developers site is still confident that Android 4.2 is not yet available. As soon as the information appears, I will immediately relay it.