It would seem Google has greatly depreciated the interest for the new Nexus devices announced over a week ago. With the previous Google branded smartphones, the policy was different and it lead to not so good sales due to the fact that the market just wasn’t ready. The Nexus S and then the Galaxy Nexus both had 4G variants and also sold through carriers on contract with the required contracts.
The LG made Nexus 4 will for the first time not have a 4G compatible cousin and is available on the Play Store for $299 – 8 GB variant and $349 for the 16 GB model. Featuring a quad-core hardware configuration, with a 4.7-inch display and 8 MP camera, it does not come as a surprise that the interest for the device is at the highest level.
The Nexus 10 is not only sold for a very competitive price but is also one of the best Android tablets available on the market. The device starts from $399 for the 16GB and features a 2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution screen that surpasses even that of the Retina display on the iPad.
Both products, along with a revamped 3G, 32 GB variant for the Nexus 7 have started being sold today. For starters they were available in Europe and Australia this morning, selling out in just a few minutes. The story repeated in other countries such as U.K. and France, until finally the devices became available for purchase in the US. For the Nexus for there has got to be some kind of record, as the 16GB version perished in just 15 minutes. We don’t know how many devices Google had prepared for the initial launch but we suspect they will restock the Play Store soon enough.