Google’s perpetual beta philosophy is beneficial for innovation, and that is great. But sometimes important things are neglected, and users end up getting screwed. That happened yesterday, with the world launch of the new Nexus 4, Nexus 7 with 3G, and Nexus 10.
It’s already pretty obvious that Google misjudged Nexus 4’s potential, but the magnitude of this demand miscalculation is only now starting to get revealed.
The good news is that the Samsung Nexus 10 and LG Nexus 4 have arrived today. The bad news is that these new Google Nexus devices were pretty much were gone before they even arrived.
In addition to launching the new Nexus devices today, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and 32GB Nexus 7 flavors, Google has also started rolling out Android 4.2 updates for some of the existing, “older,” Nexus smartphones and tablets. Moreover, the company has also pushed out Android 4.2 to AOSP, which means developers can already tinker with it.
They’re here folks. After making their debut in Australia and Europe a few hours (and promptly selling out), Google’s latest Nexus devices can be now bought from the US Play Store.
Android tablets have outpaced the growth of the iPad in six out of the eight previous quarters, and if this trend continues, Apple will not be able to claim absolute domination of the tablet market for much longer.
Are you having Nexus-envy seeing the phone and tablets arriving on Google Play in other countries? You won’t have to wait for too long, since Google has confirmed the time of when the latest Nexus devices will be available for purchase in America.
Android enthusiasts in France, Germany, UK, and Spain who have been smitten by the duo Nexus devices can now order the pure Google phone and its 10-inch tablet cousin on Google Play — if they’re lucky enough.
While the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 are just about getting ready for launch – or were just launched in certain markets – some lucky folks got to play with Google’s new smartphone and tablet for a few days now. And it looks like those units were not running the final Android 4.2 Jelly Bean version Google had in mind for them.
It’s already November 13 in some parts of the world which means lucky Android buyers are already able to order their new Nexus devices. That’s the case for Australian Android fans, who can purhcase the new Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 from Google Play right now.