Google officially announces £319 Nexus 10, £239 32GB Nexus 7 Mobile and £239 Nexus 4

Google officially announces £319 Nexus 10, £239 32GB Nexus 7 Mobile and £239 Nexus 4Storms and leaks may have rained on Google's parade, but it's decided to stick with Plan A and has officially announced a trio of new Nexus devices as planned today, all of which will go on sale on November 13.

The three devices are now well known: the Samsung-made Nexus 10 tablet, a new “Mobile” (as in 3G) version of the existing Nexus 7 tablet that also has 32GB of storage, and the LG-made Nexus 4 smartphone.

Both the Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 have been heavily leaked over the past few days, removing pretty much all of the mystery surrounding what for a while there was a confusing mess of multiple rumours swirling around simultaneously.

Even the new version of the Nexus 7 was widely called, down to its lack of LTE support (like the Nexus 4). It's HSPA+ only, meaning no 4G-happy version for us in the UK anytime soon.

Let's get straight to the prices. The Nexus 10 will be available from the Google Play store on November 13 for £319 (16GB) or £389 (32GB), the 32GB HSPA+ Nexus 7 will cost £239, while the 32GB Wi-Fi-only version is available already for £199, with the 16GB dropping to £159.

Lastly, the Google Nexus 4 will cost £239 in 8GB guise, and £279 for the 16GB option.

Let's quickly confirm the hardware specs, based both on what we've heard today and what we already know:

Google Nexus 10: made by Samsung, 10.1in Super AMOLED display, 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, approx. 300ppi, dual-core 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB of storage, NFC, 4G LTE support. 9,000mAh battery with claimed life of 9 hours (video playback)/more than 500 hours (standby), Android 4.2.

Google Nexus 7: made by Asus, 7in backlit IPS display, 1,280 x 800 resolution, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 16/32GB storage, Wi-Fi or HSPA+, 4,325mAh battery, 1GB RAM, Android 4.1.

Google Nexus 4: made by LG, 4.7in IPS display, 1,280 x 768 resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 8MP/1.3MP cameras, 8GB/16GB storage, 2GB RAM, 2,100mAh battery, Android 4.2.

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colinrittas  Oct. 29, 2012 at 18:06

Nice pricing on the nexus 4, may just get myself one !

Pondlife  Oct. 29, 2012 at 18:40

Nexus 4 pricing is impressive. Pity about the storage :(

Surprised the nexus 7 hasn't got the bump to 4.2

iand123  Oct. 29, 2012 at 19:04

Super AMOLED v IPS? Anyone?

Pondlife  Oct. 29, 2012 at 19:19

360 degree panorama seems an odd gimmick

SpeedyG  Oct. 29, 2012 at 19:41

I'm guessing Android still hasn't got a good Garageband/iMovie equivalent yet or Google can't be bothered to make one.

I've gone off LG phones after I retire my LG Winpho7.

brohood  Oct. 29, 2012 at 19:49

That is a damn good price for a flagship phone! IPS is pentile right? A/A how does that fare vs AMOLED?

Jim988  Oct. 29, 2012 at 20:17

That is a damn good price for a flagship phone! IPS is pentile right? A/A how does that fare vs AMOLED?

This article is actually inacurrate as the Nexus 10 does not have a amoled display. IPS is not pentile, but its not been 100% confirmed which screen technology the Nexus 10 has used yet.
The nexus 4 Is not pentile, its one of LG's IPS Screens.

My opinion is that if the Nexus 4 had a 32gb option for about 300 quid, id buy it, but the limited storage plus inferior battery life to note 2 make it not worthy of a purchase. I do see it being successful, not sure about nexus 10, i would guess it won't sell a great deal.

stkrup  Oct. 29, 2012 at 20:17

no amoled for nexus apparently it was printing error

Certinfy  Oct. 30, 2012 at 00:04

Great price for the Nexus 10! I might actually get one!

Stelph  Oct. 30, 2012 at 09:19

Wow that is a GREAT price for the Nexus 7 mobile. Considering the 32GB wifi version is rumoured to be coming out at £199, the £30 premium for the 3G version widdles all over other manufacturers habit of just bunging a cool £100 ontop of the price (LOOKING AT YOU APPLE)

Nexus 7 mobile £239 vs iPad mini 3G £ £369

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 30, 2012 at 10:53

Will be picking up Nexus 4 as soon as it's available from respectable retailer in US.

Stelph  Oct. 30, 2012 at 11:09

Wow that is a GREAT price for the Nexus 7 mobile. Considering the 32GB wifi version is rumoured to be coming out at £199, the £30 premium for the 3G version widdles all over other manufacturers habit of just bunging a cool £100 ontop of the price (LOOKING AT YOU APPLE)

Nexus 7 mobile £239 vs iPad mini 3G £ £369


Actually scratch that I just realised that the Nexus 7 mobile for £239 is the 32gb version, so perhaps the 16GB 3G version will be £199? If so thats an amazing price point

Pondlife  Oct. 30, 2012 at 12:03

Wow that is a GREAT price for the Nexus 7 mobile. Considering the 32GB wifi version is rumoured to be coming out at £199, the £30 premium for the 3G version widdles all over other manufacturers habit of just bunging a cool £100 ontop of the price (LOOKING AT YOU APPLE)

Nexus 7 mobile £239 vs iPad mini 3G £ £369

Actually scratch that I just realised that the Nexus 7 mobile for £239 is the 32gb version, so perhaps the 16GB 3G version will be £199? If so thats an amazing price point


£40 premium fwiw.
And there isn't a 16gb 3g (thus far)

Pondlife  Oct. 30, 2012 at 12:07

Will be picking up Nexus 4 as soon as it's available from respectable retailer in US.

I'm waiting to see if a 32gb version gets released in few months...

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 30, 2012 at 12:39

Will be picking up Nexus 4 as soon as it's available from respectable retailer in US.

I'm waiting to see if a 32gb version gets released in few months...

Seriously considering it as a v.cheap upgrade from my S2 just for the Nexus updates and the HD display. I've given up on Samsung making a non-PenTile HD display for a phone any time soon, that and the fact Samsung charge £500 for a top end phone, this is under £300.

I also recently acquired a free 64gb iPod Touch (admittedly with a cracked but functional display) so my 7000 songs are on there, no need for massive phone memory any more. Saying that, a 32GB version for ~£300 would be a perfect purchase.

Pondlife  Oct. 30, 2012 at 12:50

This could bring prices down generally though and I'd imagine next Samsung top end phone must be non pentile surely, though guess that's not likely to be soon anyway.
The increasing game and to lesser extent app sizes is the big sticking point for 16gb for me now, wouldn't get music on 64gb anyway so that's had to go on the cloud. :(

Stelph  Oct. 30, 2012 at 12:57

Wow that is a GREAT price for the Nexus 7 mobile. Considering the 32GB wifi version is rumoured to be coming out at £199, the £30 premium for the 3G version widdles all over other manufacturers habit of just bunging a cool £100 ontop of the price (LOOKING AT YOU APPLE)

Nexus 7 mobile £239 vs iPad mini 3G £ £369

Actually scratch that I just realised that the Nexus 7 mobile for £239 is the 32gb version, so perhaps the 16GB 3G version will be £199? If so thats an amazing price point


£40 premium fwiw.
And there isn't a 16gb 3g (thus far)


Ah I think I mis-read the article cause it said:

Google Nexus 7: made by Asus, 7in backlit IPS display, 1,280 x 800 resolution, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 16/32GB storage, Wi-Fi or HSPA+, 4,325mAh battery, 1GB RAM, Android 4.1.

But thats probably referring to the wifi 16G version. Still 32GB N7 3G £239 vs 32GB iPad mini 3G £449

Pondlife  Oct. 30, 2012 at 13:10

Yeah I was looking at the Google Play pages for them yesterday so skipped the spec bit here :)

Yep by the time you get the offers from retailers (e.g. £10/20 off x spend in Tesco) you'd likely be able to get two 32gb 3G N7 for the price of one mini...

Stelph  Oct. 30, 2012 at 15:38

Yeah I was looking at the Google Play pages for them yesterday so skipped the spec bit here :)

Yep by the time you get the offers from retailers (e.g. £10/20 off x spend in Tesco) you'd likely be able to get two 32gb 3G N7 for the price of one mini...


I know, its mad almost.

Its quite impressive how Google has taken the fight right up to Apple, TBH i am really hoping that it really gets Apple going on the defensive with both more reasonable pricing and also a bit more revolution with their devices. Since the iPhone 4 I dont really think the iPhone has done anything particularly amazing other than spec bumps and the recent screen size increase. Big whoop. And yet the price sits at £529 which is over twice as much as the Nexus 4.

Im not knocking apple but if they want to respond they have to get going on something truely revolutionary, even something new to do with NFC would have done it with the iPhone 5 TBH but they missed that opportunity

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