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The new Nexus 7 Android tablets are now official. Android 4.3 also announced.

As pretty much the entire Android community knows, this morning is Google’s breakfast press event where pretty much everyone knew Google was going to officially announce the new Nexus 7 Android tablet along with the new 4.3 version of Android. Most everything was already known about this refreshed tablet through a variety of leaks but there were some surprise features announced as well as confirmation of some specs that were not 100% known to be fact.

For starters, this new Nexus 7 Android tablet is thinner than its older brethren. While this is all fine and dandy, one of the big features is the new screen which was confirmed in the leaked Best Buy ad yesterday and once again confirmed today. This new 7″ screen runs at 1920 x 1200 resolution, sporting 323 ppi which is currently the highest resolution for a tablet right now that is available, anywhere.

Nexus 7 2 specs:

– 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU
– Android 4.3
– 2GB of RAM
– 16 or 32 GB of internal storage
– WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
– Bluetooth 4.0
– 1.2MP front-facing camera
– 5MP rear camera
– Virtual surround sound

As you can see from the spec list, the rumored 5MP camera was true as well as the rumors of a 32GB model. This new Nexus 7 tablet will have a 32GB version with LTE connectivity which isn’t a big surprise but what is a big surprise is that there will be LTE connectivity for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon all on a single device.

Should you want to pick one of these new tablets up, you have a few options available. Both the 16GB and 32GB models will be available for purchase through Google Play as well as through AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. If you want the 16GB model, you’ll need to pay up $229 while the 32GB model will cost you $269. Should you want the 32GB LTE unlocked version, you’ll have to dish out $349.

As for when these tablets will go on sale, it appears that next Tuesday, July 30th is the big day.

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