Google Planning on Expanding Nexus Range

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Posted 5 years ago

With Apple hosting an invite-only event tomorrow to unveil the iPad Mini and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 event due on October 29 – adding to the various other Microsoft events of recent weeks – this month is turning into a pretty crowded event calendar. Never one to be overshadowed by its competitors, it has been revealed that Google will also host an event on October 29 to show off some new tech of their own.

According to a story published by The Next Web, a “source with knowledge of Google’s plans” has revealed that a video has been distributed with details of new devices that will be unveiled at the hastily arranged event.

One such unveiling will be the already anticipated new 32GB version of the Nexus 7 tablet which TNW report has been shown in advertising campaigns in both the US and the UK. In addition to this, there will also be an enhanced version of the 32GB model that includes 3G for connectivity on the move. This is a wise move, as despite beating the iPad on price, the Wi-Fi-only Nexus has been at a disadvantage for those looking for a tablet to use when travelling.

Rumors that Google has teamed up with Samsung for the Korean company to produce a 10-inch Nexus tablet also seem to be true. According to The Next Web source, the tablet – “Codename Mantra” will run Android 4.2 and feature a 2560 x 1600 display, giving a massive 300ppi density and outdoing the iPad’s lauded Retina Display.

A new smartphone will also be added to the Nexus line and manufactured by LG. The LG Nexus 4, as reported by TechCrunch will feature a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 4.7 inch screen and 2GB RAM. The handset will also run Android 4.2 – the OS that will compete with iOS 6.

The date of the event seems to be very well orchestrated by Google in order to dampen the momentum that Apple will generate with the release of the iPad Mini. The New York unveiling is also likely to be a few hours before Microsoft’s San Francisco event, thus overshadowing the new Window’s offerings and giving Larry Page’s crew a hopeful advantage going into the all-important holiday shopping season.

– Anthony Carter

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