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Google shows off the new Nexus 7 tablet — available July 30

Above: The new Nexus 7 tablet

Image Credit: Sean Ludwig/VentureBeat

SAN FRANCISCO — Google called a breakfast press conference today to show off the new Nexus 7, a high-resolution version of the original 7-inch Google tablet.

The new Nexus 7 will also be the first Android device to ship with Android Jelly Bean 4.3. It’ll be available at Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, and other retail stores on July 30, and will hit mobile carriers in the “coming weeks.”

Android chief Hugo Barra (pictured above) said the new device, which is built by Asus, will also feature front (1.2MP) and rear (5MP) cameras, 2 gigabytes of RAM, and a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor (for better gaming experiences).

The 1080p screen has the highest resolution of any tablet in the 7-inch class, Barra said.

For connectivity, you’ll find Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options as well as an unlocked 4G LTE model for the U.S. market.

The new version of Android will allow for restricted profiles, allowing parents to set limits for their kids, including what apps can be accessed and how those apps can behave.

Best Buy is already selling the new tablets for a mere $230 for the 16 gigabyte model and $270 for the 32 gigabyte model.

Stay tuned for more from today’s press event.

Video via Android Police


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