New Nexus 4 & 7 News: Deals, Cheaper, Better, Faster & Slow Shipping?

Nexus 4 Ships SoonThe pure Google Nexus line is expanding with new ads, new accessories, deals, estimates and rumors of new Nexuses.

Last night, during the Grammy's, Google aired a new Nexus 4 ad showing how Google Now knows what you want, depending upon where you are.

The commercial is titled "Live in the Now" with the description "No matter where you are in the world, Nexus 4 with Google Now gives you just the right information at just the right time." (video follows)

There is a problem, however, one would expect with an ad that buyers would want their Google Now, now, but will have to wait.

When we checked at the Google Play Store order page for the Nexus 4 8GB model it states "Ships in 2-3 weeks."

Meanwhile, T-Mobile is running a promotion for the Nexus 4  (web-only) for $49.99 after a mail-in rebate with a contract. The Nexus 4 received excellent reviews and was named one of the top smartphones of 2012.

By crowdsourcing serial (IMEI) numbers, XDA developers forum members have calculated that over one million Nexus 4 have been sold.

Today, the Nexus 4  orb wireless Qi inductive charger went on sale at the Google Play Store. It looks like a ball and sells fro $59.99.  The ordering button says that it "ships soon, less than one week." Tax and shipping are added at checkout.

While bargain hunters want more Nexus 4, there is still room for a  high quality tablet for under $200.  The original Nexus 7 sold out quickly and then was re-released with more storage in the fall. According to new leaked sources there may be a better, crisper Nexus 7 in the works between Google and Asus. It will reportedly go on sale in the summer.

Analyst Michael McConnely at Pacific Crest reported that the next-generation Nexus 7 will not have a Nvidia Tegra processor but Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro which has better 3G/$G modems and pricing. Details are expected to be announced at the Google I/O Conference. in May.

Other reports suggest that Asus will launch a  cousin of the  Nexus 7 called the Fonepad with a 1.2 GHZ Intel Atom processor, 7" IPS touchscreen (1280x800, 1GB RAM, 3MP Camera, front-facing camera, microSD card slot, 8 or 16GB storage, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 4270mAh battery. Read Nexus 7 review.