Despite Hurricane, Google Announce New Nexus Devices

Last week technology fans were very disappointed to find that, due to a pretty huge storm headed towards New York, Google were postponing their Android event, putting a hold to the official announcement of upcoming Nexus devices, as well as Android 4.2. Although Google are still planning to hold an event were they can officially showcase the new products, they decided that they would go ahead and reveal them today, the day of the delayed event.

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Nexus 4 Leaked By Carphone Warehouse

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse have posted a page detailing all the still-to-be-announced features of the Google Nexus 4, the next handset in the Nexus line. Unfortunately for Google, the page isn’t just a leaked image, it reveals all the upcoming features which were expected to be announced at Google’s Android event next week.

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Easter Egg: Nexus Q Magic 8 Ball

Google recently revealed the Nexus Q, a social streaming device which allows you to purchase a product on your phone, and view it on your tablet and T.V. But what they didn’t announce, was the Easter egg which comes with it.

The hidden feature begins when the user taps the Nexus Q image on the Android app repeatedly. Eventually, a screen pops up, “Have a dilemma? Ask the Q”.

Using Google’s accurate voice recognition, the user can then ask the Q a question resulting in a random response, much like the old magic 8 ball toys.

Google often hide Easter eggs within their products, a good example being the image hidden behind each Android Version in the settings menu.

Source: Adrian Perez

Introducing The Nexus 7

It’s been heavily rumoured for a long time now, and was even almost completely leaked just hours before the keynote, but finally Google have announced the Nexus 7 tablet.

Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (article coming later tonight), the Nexus 7 is the latest addition to the Nexus family, and hopes to dominate the tablet market.

The Nexus 7 is heavily based around the Google Play, the media store released earlier this year.

Screen, 7inch (gorilla glass)

Variations, 8gb & 16gb

Battery, 8 hours

 Now the amazing part. The Nexus 7 starts shipping mid-July, for the mind-blowingly small price of £159, including £15 of free credit to spend in the Play Store. Tablets, maybe due to Apple setting the trend, have always been a very expensive device, often exceeding the price of a decent laptop. Good to see Google change things.

Source: Google Play