Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 18:14 UTC
Google While Microsoft is unveiling all about Windows Phone 8, Google ruined the party a little bit by 'leaking' all about Android 4.2, the Nexus 10 tablet, and the new Nexus phone, the LG Nexus 4. There's some pretty awesome stuff in here from Google - except for the fact the devices themselves are kind of ugly.
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rklrkl
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Breaking it down from a UK user's point of view:

* Android 4.2 - finally we get multi-user accounts (there's been hacks on top of Android to get it in the past, but it's official now...yay!).

* Nexus 4 - repeated the proven mistake of releasing an 8GB Android device with no SD card (see entry-level Nexus 7 - now discontinued very quickly!). Otherwise, the UK price is good for the specs.

* Nexus 7 now price-matching the Fire HD - very good, now continues the N7 as being the best 7" tablet of any type on the market.

* Nexus 10 in the UK releasing at extortionate prices. I was so excited by the N10's specs and was just waiting for the UK price to be announced this week. I was completely crestfallen at the prices (note: these include 20% VAT - sales tax in the US is typically 4-7%):

319 pounds for the 16GB Nexus 10 - that's $514 folks.
389 (!!) pounds for the 32GB Nexus 10 - that's a painful $627.

And can you spot the highly dubious price difference: 70 pounds ($113) for just 16GB of extra storage! That's 4.37 pounds ($7.05) per GB, when SSDs in the UK are now 50p ($0.80) per GB retail inc VAT. This means Google are charging over 8 times the retail cost for the extra storage.

And, yes, in the UK, the 32GB Nexus 10 is a mere 10 pounds ($16) less than the 16GB iPad 4, so sales of the former in the UK will be disastrous, IMHO. Strangely, the front of the Nexus 10 looks eerily like my HP TouchPad, which has 32GB storage for less than a third of the Nexus 10's price in the UK. Looks like I'm stuck with the TouchPad for a while longer then.

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