Google has just put its new Nexus 4 smartphone, 3G Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablet up for sale at the Google Play web store. The phone retails for $299 for the 8GB version, and $349 for the 16GB variety, and the Nexus 10 goes for $399 or $499 depending on capacity. If you want either, you’d better hurry and order – the U.K. Google Play store sold out in a matter of minutes when the new Nexus hardware went on sale there earlier today.
The Google Nexus 4 is an LG-manufactured device, which boasts a number of top-tier specs, including a 4.7-inch diagonal screen with 1280×768 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core mobile processor, an 8MP rear camera and 2GB of RAM. The phone doesn’t sport LTE, but does have 3G HSPA+ antennas and should work with a very wide range of global carriers. It also boasts SlimPort HDMI out and ships with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The Nexus 10 is Google’s latest tablet, which is made by OEM partner Samsung. It’s got a 10-inch display with 2560×1600 resolution, has an Exynos 5 dual-core SOC, 2GB or RAM, micro HDMI out, a new magnetic charger design not unlike Apple’s MagSafe adapter and also promises Android 4.2 shipping on the device.
Google’s Nexus 7 with HSPA+ support offers 3G connectivity, and otherwise provides the same essential loadout as the existing 32GB Nexus 7 tablet.
Google’s quick sellout of these devices in the U.K. Play store is very impressive, and speaks to the attractive value proposition of an affordable, powerful device available unlocked off-contract. Though it may take a while to determine what kind of volumes were available at launch, considering that Google doesn’t traditionally share very much regarding sales numbers.
Update: It looks like the 16GB version of the Nexus 4 at least is already sold out, since it now says “Coming Soon” again. We’ll let you know if it becomes available again, or if the other new Nexus products go out of stock.
Update 2: Now it looks like both the 16GB and 8GB versions are sold out. That was fast.
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