Design looks nice and the camera additions are good, but I'm more excited to hear about what is coming with the software.
Looks like Google is having some livestream problems.
Just joking. It looks like they have sorted it out.
And it the stream is working!
And Sundar Pichai, the SVP of Android and Chrome, is out.
"Smartphones have exploded in growth. Tablets are following the same trend."
"There is a whole new category of emerging devices on the horizon."
Google's goal: create a seamless experience across devices.
Two devices coming today.
First let's get started with Android.
By end of 2013, consumers will buy more tablets than computers.
Sundar is showing how Android tablets are building steam.
"We are investing a lot in Google Play."
"A year ago we launched the Nexus 7. Nexus is the program where we work with our partners to push the boundaries of what is possible. That's what the Nexus 7 did for tablets."
Asus CEO Jonney Shih is in the audience.
"Nexus 7 has accounted for greater than 10 percent of Android tablets sold."
"We are excited about the new Nexus 7 and the developments in Google Play."
"The first Nexus 7 was a big hit. We are going to try and follow up with another one."
2 mm thinner than the original. 50 grams lighter. Bezel is thinner.
"Nexus 7 has the same 7-inch display size but packing in more pixels." 1920 x 1200 resolution.
Highest resolution 7-inch tablet.
Pictures and video and text look better, says Barra.
Front and rear facing cameras. 5-megapixel on the back, 1.2-megapixel camera on front.
Faster processor too: 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro.
4G LTE version too! LTE from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile.
First device with Android 4.3. Here come the new features.