Google officially unveiled the successor to its Nexus 7 Android reference tablet this morning during a presentation given by Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai. The tablet is still called the Nexus 7 and manufactured in partnership with Asus. The tablet was widely expected to be announced at the Google I/O developer conference in May, but the company forewent major hardware announcements at its keynote in favor of showing off new updates to its services and Android APIs.
This tablet will be the first to ship with Android 4.3 the latest version of the Android mobile operating system. Like Android 4.2 and 4.1 before it, this update will still be called "Jelly Bean" to reflect its status as a minor update rather than a major overhaul to the operating system. You can read more about the new update here.
The tablet's specifications are largely in line with recent speculation: its 7-inch screen has an increased resolution of 1920×1200, retaining the previous tablet's 16:10 aspect ratio. This gives the new tablet an impressive pixel density of 320 PPI, which while not as high as the 1080p Android phones we've been seeing lately is appreciably higher than the Nexus 7's 216 PPI and higher than the 264 and 300 PPI displays in the Retina iPads and the Nexus 10, respectively. The new screen also has a "30 percent wider range of colors" than the previous version's.