The Google Nexus 4 is the latest stock Android handset and has already sold out in the Google Play Store. The gang at iFixit did their usual teardown and found some interesting tidbits about the device. For example, the rear cover of the phone, usually just a slab of plastic designed to keep the battery from falling out, is actually a beehive of activity on the Google Nexus 4.
That is where the NFC antenna lies and a few pressure contacts power up the NFC antenna and connect the induction coil used for wireless charging, to the motherboard. Even though the Google Nexus 4 supports wireless charging, the accessory does not come with the phone out of the box.
The teardown did have its difficulties. Getting to the battery was a little tougher than usual, requiring the removal of two screws, a connector, and some adhesive material. Speaking of the battery, instead of putting the Micro SIM card under the battery, LG put it on the side of the phone and included a tool to pop out the card when needed.
Google released the Nexus 7 32GB with GSM cellular data support on the U.S. Play Store, In less than 2 hours the device was completely sold-out online along with the Nexus 4 & Nexus 10 wich ran out-of-stock too.
The 7-inch tablet made a debut earlier with a Wi-Fi-only version, but now it seems that interest is much higher in the one with AT&T HSPA+ support. The model sold for $299. Another stock is coming by Next week.
Shortly after Google pushed out the Android 4.2 update for the GSM Galaxy Nexus, the update has just started to Rolling-out to Google Nexus 7 users Now.
After the Update, the Nexus 7 will be running Android 4.2 build JOP40C with all its New features, Still awaiting News about the Nexus S users.
Today, Google launched the New Samsung Nexus 10 32GB/16GB tablet and the LG Nexus 4 Smartphone, both flagships has been sold out in less than 1 Hour after appearing on the Play Store in the UK and Australia.
We're still waiting for the imminent launch of the devices on Google Play for the US.. The Google Nexus 4 is expected to drastically impact the smartphone market with its impressive specs sheet and super aggressive pricing.
The Nexus 4 features a 4.7 inch True HD IPS Plus display of 768 x 1280 pixels resolution, a Quad-core 1.5 Ghz Krait processor, 8/16 GB of storage, 2 GB of RAM, an 8MP shooter capable of 1080p video, powered by a 2100 mAh battery all of this priced at $299/$349 without contract.
A recent survey by Techbargains, found that first more than a half of all customers plan to purchase a tablet, and second, the most popular choice was the Nexus 7 by Google.
The affordable $199 16GB tablet got nearly a third of the votes, slightly higher than the 30% who opted for a 9.7-inch iPad. Third ranked the newly launched iPad mini with 24% of the votes.