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Google launches new Nexus 7 with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

News   •   Jul 29, 2013 06:06 BST

Current Nexus devices include the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google Nexus 7, and Google Nexus 4. The search giant has added another Nexus device to its lineup, the new Nexus 7. This new tablet has Android 4.3 on board.

On its official blog, Google announced, “Together with ASUS, we took what you loved about the original Nexus 7 and made it even better. The first thing you’ll notice is the sharpness of the screen: the 323 pixels packed into every inch of the screen makes it the world's highest-resolution 7-inch tablet. It’s lighter than ever, with more than nine hours of HD video playback and 10 hours of web browsing or reading. Nexus 7 now features stereo speakers and virtual surround sound from Fraunhofer (the inventors of the MP3 format), giving you rich and immersive audio.”

The new tablet will have Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) on board. Google said, “Nexus 7 is the first device to ship with Android 4.3, the newest version of Android. Tablets are perfect for sharing with others, so in Android 4.3, we're introducing restricted profiles, which let you limit access to apps and content. For example, restricted profiles enable parental controls, so certain family members are prevented from accessing mature content. Likewise, retail stores can use tablets to show off product information, and shops can use tablets as point of sale systems. Android 4.3 also now supports Bluetooth Smart technology, opening the door to mobile apps that connect to new devices like fitness sensors. Android 4.3 is rolling out to Nexus devices starting today.”

In terms of availability in the US, it said, “Nexus 7 starts at $229, and is available in the U.S. beginning July 30 (with more countries coming soon!). Buy Nexus 7 online on Google Play.”

A UK release date is yet to be announced.

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