Google Nexus 7 Tablet, Chromecast Announced (Live Blog)

A picture of the new Nexus 7. Credit: Best Buy

Don't call it a slow summer for Google. After releasing major updates to Google Maps and ramping up Google Glass distribution, the company will hold an event today to announce some new features coming to its Android and Chrome operating systems. It is also expected to release a new Nexus 7 tablet with the new version of Android 4.3.

The tablet hasn't exactly been the best-kept secret. Just last week purported details leaked about the tablet and then early this morning Best Buy put up images of the tablet as well as a pre-order page. According to Best Buy's listing, the tablet has a new-higher resolution 7-inch 1920 x 1200 display resolution, 2GB of RAM, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and front and rear cameras. The 16GB Nexus 7 will cost $229.99, up from the $199 starting price of the last version, the site indicates.

Okay, so some of the cat is out of the bag, but knowing Google there's more to come today. ABC News will have the latest from Google's head of Android and Chrome Sundar Pichai at 8:00 a.m PT / 11:00 a.m ET. The updates and streaming video of the event will appear below.

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