Google Play store now opens device sales in India, selling the Nexus 7

Google Play store now opens device sales in India, selling the Nexus 7
The Google Play store has been one place where you can get Google gadgets for cheap. While the Nexus 4 for example costs nearly $600 off the Google store in the United States, on it the price is set at merely $300 for the 8 gig model.

But it’s been a place open only to developed countries. That changes today as it opens its virtual doors in India with the Nexus 7 being the first device sold in the world’s second most populous nation.

The 16GB Nexus 7 on India’s Google Play store is priced at 15,999 rupees, the equivalent of $295. The device will ship by April 5th.

Up until now, apps and books were the only thing available on India’s Play Store. But with the Nexus 7 already there, we wouldn’t be surprised if more Nexus devices start showing up for sale in the near future.

source: Android Police

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31 Comments

1. anupam.chopra

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Yayyy......... Time to buy Nexus 7....

4. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Philippines next

26. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

Libya.. please !

2. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

This is huge as India is a big market for mobile phones & tablets. The pricing to start with is not at par with US, that however am hoping will be taken care of for future nexus devices.

25. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Cannot be same. There's import duty of around 40%. You vote for the Congress party in 2014 and they will make sure they strip every Indian naked with taxes and duties.

3. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

wow. waiting for nexus 4 . . pa u r late bytheway. gsmarena posted this 8 hrs ago.

14. megamind87

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

this time phone arena is late... always phone arena is first than gsm arena

15. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Both are good sites, stop comparing them two, I have both of them in my bookmarks bar. so guys STFU.

5. Sentient6

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Just hoping Google Play store also opens device sales in FInland. I've been waiting for it to happen for a while now...

6. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

YAY, Finally we will be able to get the Nexus!!

7. Suraj3337

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Are you serious??? I'm so darn happy. This news made my day.

8. SuperNexus

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Awesome. We love you Google.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

This is great news! Thanks Google... Looking forward to own a next generation Nexus in time.

10. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

finally ,this is what ive been waiting for. thanks google

11. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

finally ,this is what ive been waiting for. thanks google

12. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13. megamind87

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

no sim slot... no support for networks.. difficult to survive in indian market.. wake up Google

18. WyclefJean

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Do you *ahem* understand the market?? *ahem*

20. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

are you drunk? what are you trying to say? and what do you mean by "no slim slot"? really, your comment shows how "foolish" you are and my dear friend, you don't need to reply to me, i don't want to waste my time in reading it... please keep your knowledge and your thoughts to yourself... Please go to rehab

21. megamind87

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

hello.. my dear.. the nexus 7 which is currently available on playstore ( for india ) doesn't have 3g support.... got it ? it is a wifi only tab.

29. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

then why don't you mention that in your comment? and you said "wake up google", which means that you are talking to google's employees...you want to contact them (google's employees) from the comments section in PA...really? i know that the nexus 7 will not sell, especially the wifi version, but they have just started, its better to wait for the 2013 nexus lineup

30. megamind87

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I am telling that only... strategies which got worked in developed countries wont work here... BTW are u a google employee ?

31. vkcoolstar

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

You are right! Google is offering WiFi + 3g versions in other countries & tempting Indian buyers with WiFi only version. People at Google are no novice that they need to workout the demands & needs in India. Google anyways is going to update its Nexus line up in a couple of months, so what is it? A stock clearance sale?

16. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

finally ,this is what ive been waiting for. thanks google

17. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Good to see Indian Mobile Market getting some attention, both from world class companies like Google and world class sites like PhoneArena and GsmArena. Sure, now India is an important market for the foreign manufacturers.

19. varuntis1993

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

yeaa it has been launched but why no 3G version......i think it will be more suitable in india as we don't have wifi facilities everywhere as in developed countries....don't u think?

22. megamind87

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

dont worry .. we may see a 3g supported 32 gb version very early.. there are already some countries enjoying these capabilities ( 3g & 32 gb )

24. varuntis1993

Posts: 49; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

but till then i think the new nexus will be on the way and already this device is very late in india but at this price point it's the best one also.....let's see what happen's at Google I/O 2013

27. megamind87

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

you'll see a nexus 5 at google i/o

23. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Great. Now iPad mini would get sucked into blackhole ... NEXUS 4 and google servers could start crashing again ... it's a great move ...now waiting for NEXUS 4 announcement :)

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