Google Announces New Nexus 7 Tablet, Android 4.3 [Video]
Google has unveiled a new Nexus 7 tablet manufactured by ASUS and Android 4.3 which brings restricted profiles.
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.
Android 4.3—a sweeter Jelly Bean
Android 4.3 introduces 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.
● Screen: 7.02" 1920 x 1200 HD display (323 ppi), 1080p HD IPS, Scratch-resistant Corning glass
● Camera: 1.2 MP front facing, fixed focus, 5 MP rear facing, auto focus
● Size: 114 x 200 x 8.65 mm
● OS: Android 4.3
● Wireless: Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (Android Beam)
● Weight: 0.64 lbs (290 g)
● Audio Output: Stereo speakers, Surround sound, powered by Fraunhofer, 3.5 mm audio connector
● Memory: 16 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less), 2 GB RAM
● Ports: Micro USB, SlimPort enabled
● Battery: 3,950 mAH (Up to 9 hours of active use)
● Wireless charging built-in (Qi compatible)
● CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro, 1.5 GHz
● GPU: Adreno 320, 400 MHz
Nexus 7 starts at $229, and is available in the U.S. beginning July 30 (with more countries coming soon). You will be able to buy Nexus 7 online on Google Play, or check it out at Best Buy, Gamestop, Walmart, Staples, Office Max, Office Depot, Amazon, Home Shopping Network, Radio Shack, J&R and B&H Photo. Nexus 7 (LTE) is coming soon with support for T-Mobile and Verizon in the coming weeks.