Google’s Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 that run on the ‘pure’ Android platform are now available on the Google Play store in India.
The Nexus 5 is a mobile phone, and the Nexus 7, a tablet.
The Nexus 5 that has the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) comes in two variants — with 16 GB and 32 GB memories. The 16 GB version is priced at Rs 28,999 and the 32 GB at Rs 32,999.
The Nexus 7 has three variants. The 16 GB version, which runs only on wi-fi, is priced at Rs 20,999. The 32 GB wi-fi version costs Rs 23,999 and the model that can run both on wi-fi and GSM networks is priced at Rs 27,999.
Google says the "advanced new lens on Nexus 5 captures more light for brighter night and sharper action shots" and has optical image stabilisation. It also comes with HDR mode for burst pictures.
Photo Sphere helps capture of 360° panaroma view.
Nexus 5, made by LG, supports 4G/LTE and wi-fi, and is powered by 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 processor.
Nexus 7 features dual stereo speakers and surround sound powered by Fraunhofer.
Nexus 7 is made by ASUS and has a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor and 2 GB of RAM.
The 7" display weighs 0.64 lbs (0.66 lbs LTE), and claims up to 9 hours of HD video playback and 10 hours of web browsing or e-reading.
Technical specifications for Nexus 7:
Screen: 7.02" 1920x1200 HD display (323 ppi); 1080p HD IPS; Scratch-resistant Corning® glass
1.2MP front facing, fixed focus; 5MP rear facing, auto focus
114 x 200 x 8.65 mm
Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0; NFC (Android Beam)
0.64 lbs (290 g)
Dual stereo speakers; Surround sound, powered by Fraunhofer¹; 3.5mm audio connector
16 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less); 2 GB RAM
Technical specifications for Nexus 5:
Android™ 4.4 (KitKat®)
4.95" 1920x1080 display (445 ppi); Full HD IPS; Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
1.3MP front facing; 8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilisation
69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)
2,300 mAH; Talk time up to 17 hours*; Standby time up to 300 hours*; Internet time up to 8.5 hours on Wi-Fi, up to 7 hours on LTE*; Wireless Charging built-in
Built-in speaker; 3.5mm stereo audio connector
Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800, 2.26GHz
Adreno 330, 450MHz