Google unveils large tablet, revamped Nexus lineup
NEW YORK (AFP) - Google on Monday unveiled a large-format tablet computer to compete against the original iPad as part of a revamped line of its Nexus devices, and touted a new music service for Europe.
Google said on its blog that its Nexus 10, a rival to the market-leading iPad, would be "the highest resolution tablet on the planet" and would offer settings for multiple user accounts.
The Nexus 10 appeared to be the firm's entry into the 10-inch screen tablet market pioneered by Apple, which last week unveiled a smaller seven-inch iPad mini to be sold alongside its 10-inch original iPad Google also said it would be selling its Nexus 7, which has a seven-inch screen, with mobile access for GSM networks worldwide.
And Google unveiled its Nexus 4, a smartphone with a 4.7-inch screen manufactured with South Korea's LG. "A Nexus device is much more than simply a phone or tablet. It's your connection to the best of Google - all of your stuff and entertainment, everywhere you go with no hassle," Google's Andy Rubin wrote in a blog post.