This Week In Tech 2012 : October 29 – November 4th
I’ve been out for the past few days, so I figured I’d do a weekly update to sum up all the crazy things that have been going on. Google is set to launch two Nexus Android Devices: the Nexus 4 phone, which is manufactured by LG, and the Nexus 10 tablet, which is manufactured by Samsung. Windows 8 has had a reasonably successful launch, despite the lackluster reviews of the OS and the slew of negative reactions. If you guys like these summary-style posts or have any recommendations, shoot a comment below. We’re looking to try some new stuff out. Also, look forward to a weekly video on the latest tech on our YouTube Channel.
The Nexus 4 features a Quad-core, unlocked GSM penta-band smartphone with a 4.7″ 1280 x 768 IPS display, a quad-core Snapdragon S4, and either 8 or 16GB of storage onboard.
It is shipping November 13th priced at the ultra-low price of $299 for the 8GB model and $349 for the 16GB model. Pretty crazy… the specs of a similar device is in the $6-700 range, so Google is really putting out a good deal, especially since this is without any contract.
In addition to the Nexus 4, Google announced the Nexus 10 to compliment their 7″ tablet. This device will also go on sale November 13th. The Nexus 10 features a high-ppi 10″ 2560 x 1600 screen, a dual-core A15 cpu and a Mali T604 video processor, 2GB of RAM, a massive 9000 mAH battery, microHDMI out, 5MP camera, 1.9MP front-facing camera, and 16GB of storage. The cool part, again, is the price. The device is only $399, putting it at a competitive price with the tablets, and with the ultra-high resolution and ppi display, it really puts this as one of the best specced tablet for the price.
Windows 8 was released last week, obviously, but the sales figures for the first week were released by Microsoft yesterday. Microsoft had had 4-million Windows 8 Upgrades in the first 4 days of the launch.. so not bad. I’ll be putting out a review of the operating system this week, but my first impressions weren’t that great, but I’m going to be trying it on some touchscreen devices to give a more complete look at it.
Samsung Galaxy Premier
Samsung will be releasing a completely pointless phone (go figure), the Galaxy Premier. The Premier is .15″ smaller than the Galaxy S III, but features mostly the same hardware as the Galaxy S III, including the 720P AMOLED screen, 8MP camera, and a 2100 mAH battery.
Google Search for the iPhone
More to come..