Enlarge / The Nexus 7 now runs Android 4.2, includes more storage, and has a 3G option to boot.
As of right now, you should be able to head over to Google Play and order the brand-new Nexus 4 smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet, both of which are shipping with Android 4.2, the latest version of Jelly Bean. These brand-new devices aren't the only ones getting in on the fun, though; the smaller Nexus 7 tablet has also gotten a few hardware and software bumps to increase its appeal in the face of the iPad mini, Nook HD, and a veritable pile of Kindle Fires.
At launch, the Nexus 7 was available in 8GB and 16GB capacities for $199 and $249, respectively. As of today, the storage has been doubled to 16GB ($199) and 32GB ($249), and for the first time Google is also selling a $299 version of the tablet with 32GB of storage and HSPA+ 3G connectivity courtesy of AT&T. All of these new Nexus devices should ship with Android 4.2, an update which is also reportedly rolling out to existing Nexus 7 tablets beginning today.
Google sent us the new 3G version of the Nexus 7 to experiment with, and it turns out that some of its improvements aren't being advertised. Let's take a look.