With the Nexus 7's high resolution, the $229 starting price for the 16GB version is "justified and still very attractive," she said. The iPad mini with 16GB starts at $100 more -- $329.
The Nexus 7 also runs Android 4.3. It's the first device to run the newest version of Android. The updated OS adds profile restrictions for multiple users, something that Google said can be useful not only for parents, but for businesses using the devices for point of sale purposes with various sales clerks.
The Android update also supports Bluetooth Smart technology (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy) to help connect Android devices to fitness sensors worn on a person's body. Android 4.3 begins rolling out to other Nexus devices today and soon to the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone and more devices.
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