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Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 (2013) has finally been announced, and it’ll be in consumers’ hands in just a few short days. Just how well does it stack up against last year’s version, though? Find out in our by the numbers comparison!

chromecast angle aa

Chromecast is cheap, simple and sold out nearly everywhere. The fact that it’s so hard to get only adds fuel to the HDMI media streaming device’s hype. We’ve already stated that Chromecast has the potential to disrupt the way that we watch TV. Let’s take a look at some of the technology behind Chromecast and how Chromecast compatible apps and casting web pages work.

The new Google Chromecast dongle is pictured on an electronic screen as it is announced during a Google event at Dogpatch Studio in San Francisco

If we take a closer look at the similarities and differences between the two, it’s clear that Chromecast doesn’t yet accomplish what Google TV is capable of. That being said, the fact is that neither is doing what we want of them right now.

new nexus 7 stereo speakers (2)

The Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 announcements contain plenty of tweaks, but one entirely new feature from Fraunhofer, the creators of the MP3, is set to vastly improve the listening experience on our handheld devices.

Android 4.3 restricted profiles screen

Android 4.3 has brought a few new features to the operating system, but the new restricted profiles feature is sure to have caught the eye of parents who want more control over their child’s app usage.