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July 25, 2013

The new Nexus 7 is here!

Nexus 7
Google officially unveiled the second-generation Nexus 7 model a few hours ago, so it’s time to check out what’s new compared to the first-generation model.

The 2013 Nexus 7 model brings several important improvements, from screen quality, to size and weight, to processing power and even prices. In every aspect, the Nexus 7 offers better hardware compared to last year’s model – not that we expected anything else from a new device.
android 4.3 new features
The new OS also brings new DRM APIs that will offer hardware-based encryption for videos, a feature that will be already used by the Netflix app for Android.

The company has listed several other Android 4.3 features without specifically stopping to detail them, including:
  • easier text input 
  • faster user-switching
  • Hebrew and Arabic RTL
  • Bluetooth AVRCP
  • background Wi-Fi location
  • dial pad autocomplete
  • Africaans, Amharic, Hindi, Swahili and Zulu support
Android 4.3 will be initially available on the new Nexus 7, but it will be rolled out to existing Nexus devices including Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 10, Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Nexus devices will only get the OTA update later down the road.