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Google (GOOG +0.1%) officially launches the second-gen Nexus 7. As expected, it has a 1920x1200...
Google (GOOG +0.1%) officially launches the second-gen Nexus 7. As expected, it has a 1920x1200 display, a quad-core Qualcomm (QCOM -0.9%) APQ8064 CPU, and a starting price of $229. The tablet also comes with stereo speakers and dual cameras, and is 2.85mm thinner and 50g lighter than its predecessor. It arrives amidst reports a retina iPad Mini (AAPL) won't launch until 2014. Google is also unveiling Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). The OS mostly provides incremental improvements such as Bluetooth Smart support, OpenGL ES 3.0 support (better 3D gaming), and improved multi-user settings. Google also discloses there are now 1M+ apps in the Play store (the number of non-duplicate apps is likely lower); Tim Cook stated last month the App Store has 900K+ apps. (live blog)