Today Google Announced Android 4.3, A New Nexus 7, and Chromecast

Posted: July 24, 2013

Jelly Bean 4.3
Today Google announced a new version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.3, with minor improvements including multi-user parental controls called "restricted profiles" for tablets, Bluetooth Smart or low energy Bluetooth, support for OpenGL ES 3.0 that will allow for better graphics in games, and hardware related DRM that Google hopes will convince content providers to allow more 1080p content (Netflix is already on board).

If you have a Nexus Device you can wait for the OTA update or go ahead and download the update now directly from Google.  Unfortunately the Sprint and Verizon versions of the Galaxy Nexus are not out yet (as usual).

A New Nexus 7
The new Nexus 7 is thinner with smaller bezels and will ship with Android 4.3, available on July 30th. Improvements include a 1080p 7" display with 323 ppi, stereo speakers, wireless charging, front, and rear facing cameras, and a bump in processor performance and included RAM.

The new Nexus 7 will be available to purchase on July 30th directly from Google Play and a number of retailers including Amazon and Best Buy.  The 16GB version costs $229, 32GB is $269, and the LTE enabled version will be $349.

Update: Available now on Amazon, Bestbuy, or direct from Google in 16GB and 32GB versions.