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Taking a look at the new Nexus 7 tablet (pictures)

At a press event today in San Francisco, Google unveiled its latest 7-inch flagship tablet, the Nexus 7.

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Google reveals new Nexus 7

During Google's "Breakfast with Sundar" event in San Francisco, the tech giant unveiled its latest 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet. Compared with the original, the new model boasts more pixel density and an HD screen. It will be available starting at $229.99 on July 30.

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The subtle 7

The tablet will be the first device to ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi-only versions will cost $229.99 and $269.99, respectively, and the unlocked 32GB 4G LTE version will retail for $349.99.

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All about the screen

Among the key features is the device's HD screen, which has a 1,920x1,200-pixel resolution and 323ppi.

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Asus once again

Manufactured by Asus, the Nexus 7 measures 4.49 inches wide by 7.87 inches tall by 0.34-inch thick, and weighs 0.64-pound.

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The going-ons inside

Powering the tablet is a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and an Adreno 320 GPU (the same graphics chip used in the Samsung Galaxy S4).

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A Slimport opening

The device also features a Slimport port. If media viewing is your thing, the Nexus 7 reportedly can run for 9 hours of HD video playback and 10 hours of Internet browsing.

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Additional features

You'll also get 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and wireless charging via any Q-compatible charger.

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5MP shooter in the back

On the back of the device is a 5-megapixel camera.

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Other fixings

Above the camera, you can see a 3.5mm headphone jack and a speaker grille.

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A closer look at the camera

A better view of the 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.

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Good for Google Hangouts

The front of the tablet houses the 1.2-megapixel camera.

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Barra presents the Nexus 7

Google's vice president of Android product management, Hugo Barra, holds up the Nexus 7 during the company's press conference.

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Android 4.3 features

Thanks to Android 4.3, the Nexus 7 will be able to stream HD video, will have greater graphics capabilities due to Open GL ES 3.0 support, and it will include multiuser restricted profiles.

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