Google Reveals New Phone, Larger Tablet
Technology Editor, CNBC.com
Google revealed three new Nexus devices through an email announcement Monday.
The search giant originally planned to host an event Monday in New York City, but it was canceled because of Hurricane Sandy. (Read More: Google Cancels Monday Event Due to Sandy )
Google's new devices include a new smartphone, called the Nexus 4, a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet and a larger tablet called Nexus 10, which is expected to be a direct competitor with Apple's full size iPad.
The Nexus 10, which Samsung helped make, features nine hours of battery life, a high resolution display and is being touted as the first shareable tablet.
The Nexus 4 smartphone, the new model of the Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus 10 tablet runs on Android 4.2, which allows for multiple users to be added to the device. Users can switch to different accounts from the lockscreen allowing each user to access their own account information, including e-mail, bookmarks, apps and more.
Google's larger tablet will price from $399 for a 16GB model to $499 for a 32GB model. The tablet, as well as the other products revealed Monday, will be available November 13 at the Google Play Store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.
LG Electronics helped make Google's new smartphone, the Nexus 4, has quad-core processors which enable it to work faster. It also runs on the latest version of Google's operating system Jelly Bean, Android 4.2.
For an unlocked Nexus 4 smartphone, prices range from $299 for an 8GB model and $349 for the 16GB model. However, the 16GB version will be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract.
The new model of Google's Nexus 7 tablet is now available with more memory for less money and will also be available in a 32GB version that will support mobile data networks along with WiFi. According to Google, the tablet can operate on more than 200 GSM providers worldwide, including AT&T .
The Nexus 7, which use to price at $199 for an 8GB model, will now cost $199 for a 16GB model. A 32GB model will cost $249. Both models are currently available on Google's Play Store and also at Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Wal-Mart .
Google's Nexus 7 model that is 32GB and supports mobile data will cost $299 unlocked.