Thursday, November 1, 2012

Google now stands ready to upstage the iPad with the launch of the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 with Android 4.2

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Google now stands ready to upstage the iPad with the launch of the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 with Android 4.2

Google now stand ready to upstage the iPad in education with the release of the google tablet that has the true ability to have multiple users on one device. If your district doesn't have the funds to go to a one to one learning device then there are huge short comings in the Apple iPads.
The Nexus and the newest version of the operating system, they have added support for multiple users (for tablets only), with individual home screens  backgrounds, widgets, and apps. Devices running 4.2 will also be able to share their screens wirelessly with any HDMI-enabled television with a wireless adapter.

Google will release the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and an updated version of the Nexus 7 November 13. All three devices will run on Android 4.2.

Designed in collaboration with LG, the Nexus 4 features a 4.7-inch 1,280 x 768 touch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 2 GB of RAM. So Not only can you get all this in a tablet but you can get it in a smart phone version.The newest Google smartphone also sports wireless charging, an 8-megapixel main camera and a 1.3-MP front facing camera, GSM/HSPA+ compatibility, and near field communication connectivity (NFC or Android Beam), which allows users to share media and information by touching the backs of their devices together.

With a 10.055"-screen and a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600, the "Nexus 10 is the highest resolution tablet on the planet," according to information released by Google. Designed in partnership with Samsung, the Nexus 10 features a 9000 mAh Lithium polymer capable of up to nine hours of video playback and more than 500 hours of standby time.Other features of the 603-gram tablet include:

A dual-core Exynos 5250 processor
A 5-MP rear camera and a 1.9-MP front camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and NFC wireless connectivity, and 2 GB of RAM.

The 7-inch Nexus 7, originally released in July, is now available in 16- and 32-GB versions, as well as a third option, which combines 32 GB of storage and cell phone capability.
All the new devices will run on Android 4.2, a new version of Jelly Bean announced in conjunction with the phones and tablets.

The newest version of the operating system adds support for multiple users (for tablets only), with individual homescreens, backgrounds, widgets, and apps. Devices running 4.2 will also be able to share their screens wirelessly with any HDMI-enabled television with a wireless adapter.
Other features of the upgraded OS include:

The ability to create "photo spheres," which are similar to panorama pictures, An improved keyboard that allows users to slide their fingers across the keyboard rather than pecking at each letter, Improved dictionaries and text-to-speech capabilities, and Google Now, a service designed to anticipate useful information and deliver it to your device automatically.

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