Video: Meet the new Google Nexus 7

Google's launch event runs down the key features of its new media tablet

At a press event yesterday, Google took the wraps off the new Nexus 7, its first foray into the tablet market. In the video below, Android Product Manager Hugo Barra walks attendees through the highlights of the tablet, which Google made in partnership with Asus.

In keeping with the unwritten law that says all new mobile devices must be thinner than their predecessors, Google shaved a few milimeters of thickness off this model as compared to the original Nexus, and it bumped up screen resolution, from 1,280 by 800 pixels to 1,920 by 1,200, giving it a true HD display. The battery lasts longer as well, providing a full extra hour of use. Perhaps most interesting is that the LTE version of the tablet comes unlocked, meaning it can accept LTE data from AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon.

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