A line of smartphones and tablet devices developed by Google and various hardware partners. The Google Nexus first debuted in early 2010 as the Nexus One, and today the line consists of the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices. Google Nexus devices are powered by Google’s Android open source mobile operating system.
Here is a synopsis of the three Google Nexus devices currently available:
Google Nexus 4: A 4.7-inch smartphone from LG and Google that can be purchased directly from Google Play with no carrier commitment or contract. The Nexus 4 offers a 4.7-inch display with 1280x768 resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Pricing for the Nexus 4 starts at $299, and it competes with smartphones like the Apple iPhone, fellow Google-powered devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and Microsoft Windows Phone 8-powered smartphones.
Google Nexus 7: A 7-inch tablet computer developed by Google and Asus that runs v4.2 ("Jelly Bean") of the Android mobile OS. Pricing for the Nexus 7 starts at $199, and it competes with tablets like the Apple iPad Mini, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and the NOOK Tablet HD.
Google Nexus 10: A 10-inch tablet computer from Google and Samsung that offers a 2560x1600, 300 pixels-per-inch display and multi-user support. Pricing for the Nexus 10 starts at $399, and it competes with tablets like the Apple iPad 4 and Microsoft’s Surface with Windows 8 Pro.
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