Google’s latest addition to its hardware range, the Nexus 10, has landed. This time Google partnered with Samsung to produce an iPad-beating spec sheet and what they tout as the ‘highest resolution display in the world’. Priced at £319 in the UK and $399 in the US, could the Nexus 10 tempt Android holdouts? Read more
If it’s Monday, it must be Windows Phone 8. Not to mention Google’s Nexus range. Would you prefer that in four, seven or ten inches?
At this time of year, the flow of new smartphones, tablets and things that defy categorisation becomes a flood. But the message left by the latest deluge of hardware (which includes a new iPad mini last week) is a somewhat paradoxical one: with the number and type of screens proliferating, the real key now lies in integration between machines, not in the devices themselves. Read more
Google has postponed the launch of its poorly reviewed Nexus Q player – an orb-shaped device that streams video and music to home entertainment systems.
Google unveiled the Q at its Google I/O developer event in June and was due to ship it in July. But it sent out a message on the last day of the month to those who had pre-ordered it, saying the consumer launch had been delayed. Read more
Google is giving us a glimpse of the future with its Nexus S phone, the first to run Android version 2.3, and its CR-48 notebook, a prototype for its Chrome computing system.
Tim Bradshaw and Richard Waters wrote early reviews of the products before I had an opportunity to play with them for this week’s Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section. For me, the CR-48 represented the biggest change in my computing habits since I moved from the keyboard commands of MS-DOS to the Windows operating system nearly 20 years ago. Read more
No handset has generated so much buzz since Apple launched its first iPhone two and a half years ago, but is the Nexus One really the “superphone” Google claims it is?
The phone, manufactured by Taiwan’s HTC, is currently available in the US only, or on Google’s website for $530 (€380, £328) without the subsidy from T-Mobile USA. It has received mixed reviews since it was launched this month. Most of the complaints have been about the network and Google’s support, rather than the device itself.
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