1Google Nexus 7
Google calls the Nexus 7 a “no-compromise Android tablet,” and has given it a price that should have competitors shaking: An 8GB model is $199, and a 16GB model $249. The entertainment-geared Nexus 7 “was built for Google Play,” and to prove it, for a limited time, Google is offering buyers a $25 credit to spend in the Play store.
2Google Nexus 7
The Nexus 7 measures 7.8 by 4.7 by 0.4 inches, weighs nearly 12 ounces and, as its name suggests, has a 7-inch 1280 by 800 high-definition display. Also on board are a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, near-field communication (NFC) technology for sharing content through Android Beam, a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, volume controls and software keys, and of course, the Jelly Bean OS.Â It is now available for preorder, and Google says it will ship in two to three weeks.
3Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Though it ships with Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy Nexus will be the first smartphone to run Jelly Bean. It features a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED (active-matrix organic LED) display, 5MP and 1.3MP cameras (you know where), a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and measures 8.94mm thin. The iPhone 4S, for comparison, has a 9.3mm profile.
4Samsung Galaxy Nexus
5Samsung Nexus S
Available on the AT&T network, the Samsung-made Nexus S shipped with Gingerbread, Android 2.3, but has been confirmed to receive Jelly Bean. This smartphone features a 4-inch display, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and a dedicated graphics processing unit (GPU), which speaks to its prowess as a game console.
7Samsung Galaxy S III
8Samsung Galaxy S III
9HTC One X
HTC has officially announced, “We are excited about Android Jelly Bean and are planning to support it across a variety of our devices.” A priority will certainly be the One X, available on the AT&T network. While the Samsung Galaxy S III has been named the summer’s “it” phone, some reviewers prefer the One X.
10HTC Evo 4G LTE
11HTC One S
Jelly Bean arrives as Google has activated more than 400 million smartphones. At I/O, the company shared that it’s now activating more than 1 million Android devices each day.