This was posted 1 year 5 months 26 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

Google's Nexus 7 Wi-Fi 16GB $249, 32GB $299; Nexus 4 8GB $349, 16GB $399, Nexus 10 16GB $469, 32GB $569

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New nexus devices announced today by Google.

No updates with the Nexus 7. Just new storage capacities and new price points.

Shipping cost from Google Play Store $19.99

For those waiting for the Nexus4 and Nexus 10, those devices will be available Nov 13.

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  • +35 votes

    Incredible price for the Nexus 4.

    • +1 vote

      I hope they have the stock ready…

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      Hot damn… I've been put off new phones of recent months since if I upgrade I want something new, but don't want to pay like $700+ since I don't use it heaps. That is a seriously nice price though…

    • +2 votes

      I was seriously expecting these prices to be $US, but when I clicked on the link these are $AU, so we can expect further discounting :-D. Sadly, it is $50 more expensive than US pricing

      The only question is how long can I wait?

      I don't really need a 10" tablet to go with my 7", but the resolution of 2560 x 1600 (320ppi) is so very tempting.

      • +5 votes

        I believe the $50 mark up is for tax. US pricing don't include taxes. Apple price their products similarly. Still it would have been nice to have it the same price as US. :)

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          Depending on what US state and online retailer you're buying from, you likely will not have to pay sales tax in the US anyway. It's a big sore point for a lot of states with Amazon, so Amazon have agreed and/or been compelled by courts to collect sales tax for some states now. Not sure that other online US retailers have such burdens, but most don't.

          So generally, you can compare US listed prices to AU listed prices (which in AU you legally have to include GST in the list price), and get miffed when AU is $50 higher.

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          well 299+10% is about 330, so close enough.

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          So generally, you can compare US listed prices to AU listed prices (which in AU you legally have to include > GST in the list price), and get miffed when AU is $50 higher.

          I don't think your statement above is necessarily correct.

          Almost without exception, no US price listings include tax, either on the web or at the storefront. You can buy a burger that's $2.99 on the sign and be charged $3.20 for it as they attract a 7% tax in that particular state. Cross the border to another state and that same $2.99 burger from the same company showing the same sign will be $3.11 as that state may only have a 4% tax on fast foods.

          So the pricing on Amazon (or anywhere) still won't include the tax, that could only be calculated at checkout as it will be different depending on which US state you live in.

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      Bloody oath. They've got my money. I think that will be a pretty popular phone around here.

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      LG makes it a deal breaker for me :c

      ducks barrage of thrown items

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      I just purchased one. Damn annoying that they were out of stock of the bumpers.

      Does anyone know where I can get either a bumper or rubber case + some screen protectors?

      EDIT: DealExteme has cases for $2.50 so i bought one there. Any idea on where to get some well sized screen protectors?

  • +2 votes

    Gees trying to decide On wifes birthday present dunno If I should get something like this or a new Ipad…

    • +44 votes

      well it all depends on the character she is.
      A lot of woman loves apple because the products they ell looks simple and has the kind of smooth shiny shape, and white color finish. Alot of woman loves this kind of noble and especially in electronic devices.
      Well anyway it shouldn't be hard for you to decide, just think carefully from pass…eg…things that she like, cloths that she wear everyday…etc.
      one thing to be sure to check is, ask your self this question: She like useful things? Or fabulous things?
      She like simple? Or more in control?
      good luck to u mate.

      • +28 votes

        Why did the above comment get voted down? He's not trolling, just practical advice.

        By "noble", I think he meant to say novelty (smooth, shiny white etc..).

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          agreed; voted his (and yours) back up

        • -2 votes

          agreed, voted yours back up

      • +11 votes

        I might be reading your nickname wrong but Happy 26th Birthday; it appears as if it was last week! :P

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        Haha this is excellent.

      • +1 vote

        our Chinese friend Mr. Chan who was born on 23/10/1987 is very experience :D

    • +2 votes

      Maybe a Tefal Steam Iron or a frying pan instead? tablet equivalent for females lol :P

      • +3 votes

        I guess you are a man who likes living dangerously. Interesting choice between heavy iron (hopefully not hot) being thrown at you or frying pan being swung.

        I'd pick the Nexus 10".

    • +7 votes

      $469 for the 16GB model.

    • +13 votes

      not cheap really? did you look at the resolution? its the highest resolution screen a tablet has as of today! if it is available today for that price also.

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        Wow that's a great resolution.

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    The 3g version is due on the 13th.

    • +6 votes

      You're kidding right? HN will just send it off to Google anyway. Better to cut out the middle men and send it yourself. I refuse to ever buy any more electricals or devices from them since they had my bluray player and laptop longer than I did during the twelve month warranty period. They told me a bunch of crap about it being in transit, being fixed etc. After 7 or 8 weeks I went in and asked someone new there and it turned out he wasn't in on the story and told me the truth, neither had ever been sent off. They were both still out back…

      • +4 votes

        In this case, $1 makes difference to the warranty claim:

        When you buy from other retailer - warranty will be processed by ASUS
        When you buy from google - warranty will be processed by Google, with no question asked, it will be replaced with the same if not better replacement.

        quoted from link below:
        http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1773057

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    Any $25 google play credit?

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      nope, that expired last month.

  • +25 votes

    Does this really qualify as a 'bargain'? No discount, no significant price drop, just a new model release & minor change in official price point for the existing 16Gb model that we all knew was coming anyway.

    Sure it's news a lot of people have been waiting on, but it's just that, news!

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      Agreed this should prob be a forum.

      On that intent, I'd like to get a nexus 7. can I just buy a current one from a retailer or should I get one of the "new" ones from google/wait a bit? any thoughts?

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        From what I've seen (you should go and confirm though) you might as well go and get one at a retailer now if you can find a good price, as there aren't any other changes with these new Nexus'. There is a 3G model coming out soon you might want to consider, but besides that the non-3G ones I'm pretty sure haven't changed.

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          if nothing is changed, why do they release a New nexus7? (a genuine question)

        • +2 votes

          Pretty much just to ratify the ditching of the 8gb model & inaugurate the new 32gb unit.

    • +2 votes

      Cue the usual "But I wouldn't see it if it's in the forums!" whining.

  • +8 votes

    I think this does belong in the forums.

  •  

    Just read that Nexus 10 comes with dual core CPU??

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      yes A15

    • +3 votes

      Dual core that is heaps faster than the quad cores, and to be honest I don't like the quad cores if you have used the quad core tablets they seem to be quite slow at the start until all cores are active and switched on

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        you need to talk about the tech here. quadcore A9 vs dual A15. A15 is smaller and runs cooler…

    • +30 votes

      2 A15 cores vs 4 A9 cores is a bit like 2 Phd students vs 4 high school students

      • +4 votes

        Lol at your analogy

      • +6 votes

        Just wait till we have 4 Phd students!

        • +6 votes

          Then we get 2 Professors - technology!

        • +1 vote

          And once we get 2 professors..? I think that's when we hit the year 2000 v2.0. Minds = blown

    • +4 votes

      Nexus 10 has Exynos 5 Dual Core CPU. Basically, a CPU that's 1 gen ahead of Apple A6 (the one in iPhone 5). It is probably the CPU that Samsung will put in Galaxy S4 (though there is still plenty of time for Samsung to put an even faster one in S4).

      Early benchmark figures:
      SunSpider: 36% faster than Apple A6
      V8: 152% faster than Apple A6
      Octane: 107% faster than Apple A6

      Mali T604 is the GPU… so it will be fast (the memory bandwidth is more way impressive than A5X, not sure about A6X.. I think the GPU in A6X is just faster clocked one than A5X). Basically, Exynos 5 dual core is FASTER than Atom Z2460. Now you know why Apple put out iPad 4 with A6X in a rush. Nexus 10 has sufficient raw power to give iPad 4 some interesting competition.

      In short, N4, N7, N10 all have hardware at least matching Apple's offerings. With N10 being better than iPad 4. For those thinking about iPad 4, I suggest you wait and re-think. Wait for the full benchmark for N10, you could be in for a big surprise.

      Exynos 5 Dual can support USB 3.0 and SATA III, though not sure whether those will be in N10 though (doubtful).

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        that is true, and is commonly the case historically going back more than a decade. however, the sad reality is, iOS is better optimized for Apple's generally inferior hardware and the fact that it doesn't fully multi-task like android makes it more responsive in normal usage. this fact is borne out in some application benchmark tests. the iPad/iPhone devices feel quicker even though the specs fall short of the competition — so the fruit worshipers put up with a crummy, dated interface, while we robots have a slick new UI with laggy, unreliable performance. having overpowered hardware certainly makes up for that but can't compensate entirely for Google's slapped together coding (not only in Android). I haven't used WP8 extensively, but I expect it will ultimately eclipse the shortcomings of both iOS and Android.

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        I'm seeing a more mixed picture of the A6's performance in the iPhone 5 in Anandtech's N4/N10 preliminary CPU test: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6425/google-nexus-4-and-nexus-...
        And in their GPU test, the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 (not even the 4) fare very well in most of the benchmarks: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6425/google-nexus-4-and-nexus-...

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    Anyone know if the Nexus 7 8gb will be heavily discounted anywhere?

    • +2 votes

      It would seem likely, you should keep a lookout if you want one :)

      • +1 vote

        I saw one discounted at OW Warners Bay (NSW) recently for $199, but that may have been a local instore special only as it was just the handwritten tag on it.

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          The wifey stopped by there this arvo, apparently all gone from the shelves now…

  •  

    Does this signal the much awaited clearance price on the Galaxy Nexus?

    • +1 vote

      The galaxy nexus has been pretty cheap (compared to similar phones) for quite a while. They're going to have to mark it down a lot to compete with the nexus 4, but at that price Samsung won't make any more, they will just be selling off old stock.

  • +5 votes

    I just read up on the Google Nexus 10. It looks outstanding. 4.1m pixels is beyond belief tbh. I would have been over the moon to see 1920 x 1200p. As a happy ipad 3 user, I will be getting a Nexus 10 asap. $469/16gb and $569/32gb is a great price for all those features IMO.

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      as a current new ipad (not the NEW new ipad) owner, which one should i choose. i lean to nexus 7 for its convenice, but i am not sure if the screen is good enough for my retina spoiled eyes. how is the the screen of nexus 10/7 compared to retina? (i am not talking about the unattractive ipad mini)

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        i have the tf300t and the screen sucks compared to the ipad 3 my old man has,
        i was planning to change due to this, but now have the nexus 10 to look foward too =)

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        Nexus 7, much lower resolution (and pixel density which is probably more important) than retina iPad. Nexus 10, much higher.

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    Kogan will eventually sell it at a cheaper price or officeworks.

    • +1 vote

      Good luck trying to get a quick turnaround from Kogan when you need claim warranty.

      I purchased a IP web camera from them. Within 3hrs of usage it stopped working. I had to email them because they did not list their helpdesk phone # on their website. It took them 3 days to reply to my emails (that was after I sent a followup email asking wtf). Then it took them another 5 days to send me the warranty return process email. Then it took them another 3 days to send me a postage return label… In the email, they offered a replacement, I told them where to stick it and asked for a refund because I didn't want to wait that long if they camera plays up again.

      I'm still waiting for the refund….

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        with phones you have the fallback of manufacturer warranty, but with Kogan-branded items like the IP camera you won't have anywhere else to turn, but for a cheap item I wouldn't expect first class service.

  • +1 vote

    I'll believe those Nexus 4 prices when I see them…but even if they were that cheap, they are still crippled by their pathetic amount of internal storage, no microSD expansion and no FM radio :(

    • +1 vote

      FM Radio? Seriously? It is sad they don't have bigger options but 8gb is enough for a lot of people. Excluding microSD on a 3g device is a bit crazy though. If their "use the cloud" argument is so solid why not make it 4g!

      • +6 votes

        Yes, I'm serious. I enjoy listening to Triple J and Fresh FM, and to do it without resorting to wasteful internet streaming. Is that so hard to believe?

        • +2 votes

          You're in the minority I think. If you really want FM radio, I would suggest just buying a $5 pocket FM tuner.

        • +5 votes

          +1 for FM radio. I use mine every morning on my SG3 whilst commuting to work. Sure you can buy a $5 FM radio but that's one more thing you have to carry around…

        • +1 vote

          it is not hard to believe, it is just a little amusing :P

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          +2 for fm radio. Great to listen to free to air radio!!

      • +1 vote

        Because 4G is only available to a small group of people - it's expensive for the consumer, it's an extra expense in the construction (that few will use), and it's an extra drain on the battery.

        • +1 vote

          And its 'orribly none standard globally. In short, its a mess.

          BTW, note that the Nexus 4 seems to be UMTS 850 AND 900 - which means is should work across Optus AND Helstra.

    • +1 vote

      The nexus 4 prices are legit, kinda amazing. I'm highly tempted, but the lack of a microSD slot is quite annoying. 16gb should tide me over, but my current android phone is doing fine. Nexus goodness though.. hmm..

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        agreed. $50 for the extra 8GB is obviously an essential upgrade for this, but with 64GB SD cards around that price it's hard to swallow!

    • +1 vote

      TuneIn Radio + Wifi

  • +1 vote

    If the specs the same,
    Isn't it cheaper at HN for $268 pickup?

  • +4 votes

    Video showing the new devices, simply amazing

    http://youtu.be/66-4uMQqerA

  •  

    Argh! BRING ME THE ONE THAT TALKS TO THE INTERNET WITH THE LT3Gs!!!!

    That's my considered opinion. :)

    •  

      You'll have to wait a fortnight for that.

  • +2 votes

    wireless charging o.O

  • +2 votes

    Isn't this RRP? How is this a bargain?

  • +3 votes

    Was gonna get the Nexus 4 but hate the lack of internal storage, for me 16gb isn't enough. Gonna wait and see if HTC J Butterfly will be released internationally.

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    what was the original price of the nexus 7 when it first came out? did the price drop much or is it like Apple where the price stays the same until a new model is about to launch?

    • +2 votes

      I think the storage has doubled for the same price.

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    the price do vary a bit after release but not much

  • -3 votes

    I can foresee a big price drop on other smartphones, like S2, S3, etc.

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      sorry no

      Galaxy Nexus maybe…

      • +2 votes

        The same spec as S3, who will pay $600 for it.

        Only no 4G.

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          you do realise branding make the price different right? Just like how LG phones was never more expensive than Samsung, HTC never more expensive than Samsung.

          S2,S3 are OEM products. Nexus is google product with made by a manufacturer. Just like the Apple products. Apple will not reduce their iPhones price until new gen comes out.

          So S3 will stable at a price range, until S4 comes out it will drop again.

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    How come non of the nexus support external memory??? Like a micro SD card or sth?

    • +1 vote

      They want you to use their cloud like Apple.

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        Which really makes little sense. I thought the argument against external memory is that they are quite slow.

        Yes, external SDs are slower compared to internal, but isn't it still miles ahead of trying to use the cloud?

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          I agree - though we can't be too surprised that here is no SD card considering the history of Nexus devices.

        • +5 votes

          There are a number of technical reasons why the SD card isn't a good idea. Slow, fragments the storage, apps on it don't behave the same as apps in internal storage, etc.

          Most users put in a card then forget about it. Users who do swap cards a lot are often using it to copy data from their computers, or from other SD capable devices (cameras etc); there are other ways to do both of these tasks: cables, via the net/cloud, or using a USB OTG adapter.

          If you want the extra storage, you're normally better of just buying the phone with more storage to start with.

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