On Monday, October 29, Google released their latest devices, including the new line of Nexus smartphones. One great device released was the larger version of the Nexus 7 that started selling in July. Will you sell iPad for this new tablet computer?
The new line of Nexus smartphones is made by LG Electronics. It has also minor updates from the Android operating system which currently powers up to 500 million devices around the world. Another upgrade is coming next year.
On the other hand, the large Nexus tablet computer is made by Samsung Electronics and it has a display screen of about 10 inches diagonally.
Google released their own larger tablet computer a week after Apple released their smaller tablet computer which is less expensive than the standard iPad. The iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch display and will compete against the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire. This smaller iPad will be released to the public on Friday.
Pundits are still questioning whether or not consumers will want the iPad Mini since $329 is too expensive for a tablet with 16 GB. It seems that the Nexus 7 will still take over the market for smaller tablet computers, since it is available for only $199. The Kindle Fire, however, is cheaper since its starting price is $159.
Meanwhile, the new Nexus 10 tablet computer will sell for $399 if you want the 16 GB of storage. Comparing it to the latest iPad, that's about $100 less but the iPad 2 is still available for $399. This new tablet from Google will be available in their online store on November 13.
The Nexus 4 smartphones have about 4.7-inch screens. This makes them larger than the iPhone 5 and smaller than the Galaxy S III. The 16 GB model Nexus 4 is available for $199. There is also a two-year contract attached to it to buy phone service and Internet access from T-Mobile. For a contract-free phone, you have to pay $299. This phone has 8 GB of storage. The cost goes up to $349 if the model has 16 GB of storage. Isn't this phone cool enough to make you sell your iPad? It seems that in the market of smartphones, the iPhone 5 will have a great competitor to face.
In another field, Microsoft unleashed their own tablet computer called the Surface. This tablet runs on the latest version of the Windows operating system. Windows 8 has been developed to attract users who want their personal computer to be more compatible with their mobile devices.
Microsoft also had a media event in San Francisco last Monday, launching the Windows 8 for smartphones. Google hoped to take away the limelight from Microsoft by releasing their latest smartphones in New York, but, the event was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy.
Now that Google released their brand new phones a week after Microsoft and Apple released theirs, it seems that there will be a great battle coming. Who will be the winner?