Android this week: First look at the Nexus 7 and Android 4.3

Gigaom

If it feels like we’ve all been talking about the new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 for months, it’s because we have. Rumors and leaked details of both have been flowing since April, if not sooner, but now we can all put the rumors to rest: This week finally saw both Google’s new small slate and the latest version of Android on Nexus devices.

Both were introduced this week at a press event with Sundar Pichai, SVP of Chrome and Apps at Google, on Wednesday morning. This year’s Nexus 7 is priced a smidge higher than last years tablet — a 16 GB Wi-Fi model costs $229 v. $199 for the prior edition — but based on my initial impressions of the Nexus 7, the added cost is well worth it.

Nexus 7 display up close

The 1920 x 1200 display may be the biggest improvement and it’s the best 7-inch screen I’ve…

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