This week on the Gadget Lab Show, the team checks out several new gadgets including two new Windows Phone handsets — the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X — and the new Nexus phone and tablet from Google.
First up, staff writer Alexandra Chang joins reviews editor Michael Calore to take a look at the latest Windows Phone hardware. Microsoft launched Windows Phone 8 on Oct. 29 and two of the hottest phones for the new OS come from Nokia and HTC. Nokia’s flagship device is the Lumia 920, an evolution from the Windows Phone 7.5 Lumia 900 released last April. The new device comes with a more powerful camera, a better screen, and a slicker look. The phone, however, is relatively heavy and big. The HTC 8X is a sleeker and lighter phone with a slightly less impressive camera, but just as impressive design. For more information on Windows Phone 8, you can read Wired’s full review.
Next up, staff writer Nathan Olivarez-Giles joins Michael to talk about Google’s new flagship Android smartphone and tablet. The new Nexus 4, made in conjunction with LG, is incredibly fast with a gorgeous display. And the software is the latest Jelly Bean version of Android, and will always have the latest Android software that comes out. For more on the Nexus 4, check out Nathan’s hands-on story and review. Google didn’t stop there. The company released the Nexus 10, a 10-inch Android tablet that aims to compete against the iPad. Manufactured by Samsung, the tablet comes with a dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a gorgeous 2048 x 1536 pixel display. You can read more about the Nexus 10 in Nathan’s hands on and review.
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