World of Google Nexus

Aug 12, 13 World of Google Nexus

Google started producing its Nexus line of devices in the year 2010 by collaborating with several manufacturers namely HTC, Samsung, Asus and LG. Homogeneously, all Google devices run on Android OS and whenever there is an update they are first to get it.

One vital reason of the search engine giant to enter in the smartphone world was to gain influence for its mobile web and this is a mission that has been well-accomplished!

Looking back at its tremendous growth, Google has now made a smarter move by acquiring Motorola Mobility, the deal closed with Google spending $12.5 billion to purchase Motorola Mobility.

The combination of the two simply indicates of the fact that consumers will now get Google smartphones and tablets at lower prices.

While we all know that the newest iteration of Google’s Nexus 10 tablets is getting ready inside the ASUS facility, there are rumors about Motorola working on a similar Nexus device, which will be revealed in Q4 of this year.

Some of the latest devices that are in works are the Nexus 4 smartphone by Google and LG, the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablet computers by Google with Asus and Samsung respectively.

Take look at Google’s successful and excellent devices that are still a sensation in the market, we have it in ascending order for you…


Google Nexus 10

The 10 inch device manufactured by Samsung was first revealed in the month of October 2012. Hurricane Sandy delayed its launch to November which was scheduled for 29 October 2012.

Nexus 10 tablet has a 10 inch with 2560 × 1600 resolution, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and a dual-core 1.7 GHz Exynos 5 Dual processor. It has 2GB RAM and 9000 mAh Lithium polymer battery. The device is available in 16 GB and 32 GB of storage.

According to Google, the device was made for everyone to enjoy. The multi-user feature lets each user have their own separate space, it is just a tap on the users photo to get in to their own homescreen, apps, email, photos and storage

The Google Nexus 10 comes with 16 GB storage option is priced at Rs. 34,239 and the one with 32 GB is priced at Rs. 40,659.

Google Nexus 7 – Second Generation

Two versions have rolled out in the market under the Nexus 7 model. Here we are looking at second generation details…

The second generation Google Nexus 7 was announced on 24th of July 2013 at a press meet organised by Google named “Breakfast with Sundar Pichai”.

It was co developed by ASUS and went on sale from 26th of July with selective retailers and on Google Play. The highlight  is that its roll out with latest iteration Android 4.3.

On the specification front, it is a definite improvement over the first generation device. A lighter device than the previious it comes packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064–1AA SoC, (1.5GHz quad-core Krait 300 and an Adreno 320 GPU) backed by 2GB of RAM.

The new display gets a 1920 x 1200 resolution against the 1280 x 800 of 2012 model. There is no option for additional storage through micro SD expansion card and second generation battery specs have been decreased to from 4325mAh to 3950mAh.

The Google Nexus 7 is priced at Rs. 24,609 for 32 GB and Rs. 20,994 for 16 GB.

Google Nexus 7 First Generation

The first generation Google Nexus 7 released in July 2012 and came sporting a 7-inch tablet with  1280 x 800 resolution.

It was the first device to run Android 4.1 and made  content available through Google Play—including e-books, music, and video. It has an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip, 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and near field communication connectivity, and came in 8, 16 and 32GB of storage.

After a while, Google stopped the 8GB variant.  The first generation Nexus 7 16GB is priced at Rs. 17,654 and 32GB with Mobile data HSPA+ (3G) is priced Rs. 24,609.

Google Nexus Q

Nexus Q from Google was  a media-streaming entertainment device that was shelved indefinitely after a short span.

It came running Android OS and integrated with Google Play, to sell at $299 in the United States.
The idea to drop was aroused by complaints from users for the lack of features and pricing.

Well, take a look at how Google tablets compare among themselves below;

Parameters Google Nexus 10 Google Nexus 7 Google Nexus 7(2013)

Device type Tablet Tablet Tablet
OS Android (4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2) Android (4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1) Android (4.3)
Form factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimensions 10.39 x 6.99 x 0.35 inches (263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm) 7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 inches (198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm) 7.87 x 4.49 x 0.34 inches (200 x 114 x 8.65 mm)
Weight 21.27 oz (603 g) 11.99 oz (340 g) 10.55 oz (299 g)
the average is 19.2 oz (548 g) the average is 19.2 oz (548 g) the average is 19.2 oz (548 g)

Physical size 10.1 inches 7.0 inches 7.0 inches
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels 1280 x 800 pixels 1920 x 1200 pixels
Pixel density 300 ppi 216 ppi 323 ppi
Technology True RGB Real Stripe PLS IPS LCD IPS LCD
Colors 16 777 216 16 777 216
Peak brightness

300 cd/m2 (nit)
Touchscreen Capacitive, Multi-touch Capacitive, Multi-touch Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features Light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass Light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Stand-by time 20.8 days (500 hours) 12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h) the average is 21 days (514 h)
Music playback 90.00 hours

Video playback 9.00 hours 9.00 hours 9.00 hours
Capacity 9000 mAh 4325 mAh 3950 mAh
Type Li – Polymer Li – Polymer Li – Polymer
Not user replaceable Yes Yes
Wireless charging


System chip Samsung Exynos 5 NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Processor Dual core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 Quad core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processor ARM Mali-T604 ULP GeForce @ 416MHz Adreno 320
System memory 2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) 1024 MB RAM (1333 MHz) / LPDDR3 2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 533 MHz)
Built-in storage 16 GB 8 GB 32 GB

Camera 5 megapixels
5 megapixels
Flash LED

Features Auto focus, Geo tagging
Auto focus
Camcorder 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
1920×1080 (1080p HD)
Video calling
Front-facing camera 1.9 megapixels Yes 1.2 megapixels
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Bluetooth 3 3 4
Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n 802.11 a, b, g, n 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz


USB USB 2.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Connector microUSB microUSB microUSB
USB Host Mass storage device, USB charging
Headphones connector 3.5mm 3.5mm 3.5mm
HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D)
Charging connector
microUSB microUSB
Notifications Flight mode, Silent mode Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone Flight mode, Silent mode
Other Voice recording Voice commands, Voice recording Voice commands, Voice recording
Officially announced 29 Oct 12 27 Jun 12 24 Jul 13


Google Nexus 4

The phone was completley designed by Google and manufactured by LG. The operating system on the phone is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and features a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage.

The phone’s launch announcement for November 13, 2012 release came in the month of October 2013. Upon release on the Google Play online store it quickly sold in the in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, and Australia regions.

Google Nexus 4 was made available again on January 29, 2013. The screen measures diagonal 4.7 inches with 1280 × 768 pixel resolution and 316 ppi. The device rolled out in two variants 8 and 16GB

Galaxy Nexus

The phone was developed by Samsung and Google. A predecessor model to Nexus One and Nexus S it is a third generation device that features high-definition Super AMOLED display with curved glass, an improved camera, and Android version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The resolution  is at 1280 × 720.

The Galaxy Nexus has 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and GPU 384 MHz PowerVR SGX540 and 1GB of RAM. The device comes in 16/32 GB priced at RS. 38,016.

Google Nexus S

The Nexus S was co-developed by Google and Samsung and it was the first phone to support near field communication and  run Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

It has Samsung Exynos 3110 processor that combines a 45nm 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 based CPU core with a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU paired to 512MB of RAM.

Notably, it is the first device to use a 4.0-inch curved galss touchscreen.

Google Nexus One

Google’s first and original flagship model Nexus One manufactured by Taiwan’s HTC Corporation. It was on 16th of March 2010 the device was first made available on Google web store for sale in Canada.

The first device had 3.7 inch AMOLED screen with PenTile matrix pixel arrangement and raster resolution 480 X 800 pixels. The 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash and digital zoom, GPS receiver, Bluetooth 2.0, and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi abilities were some of features available on the phone.

The device ran Google Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system.

Well take a look at how Google smartphones compare among themselves below;

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