Nexus 7 rolls out in Japan as Google expands its sales outreach

Nexus 7 rolls out in Japan as Google expands its sales outreach
The Google Nexus 7 is probably the best tablet you can buy right now if you’re looking for something both affordable and fully functional, but problem with it is its not really easily available globally - as say the iPad - to achieve the same financial success. Google has just fixed a part of that today by launching the Nexus 7 in Japan, possibly one of the most important markets for the company. Chairman Eric Schmidt himself flew to Japan for the launch and had a few interesting comments about Google Maps on iOS.

The Nexus 7 16GB version will retail for ¥19,800 (around $254) on Google Play Japan, and it’d also be available on the country’s biggest retailers such as Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera, and Joshin. That’s essential for boosting sales of the 7-inch tablet.

Google has most recently pushed its market outreach by making the Nexus 7 available in Europe as well. While this would certainly boost sales of the tablet, it is much more likely this expanded geographics really are preparing the soil for a much more massive launch of something like say a new Nexus smartphone. That’s just a speculation, but we see no reason why Google wouldn’t want to use this as an advantage.

Along with the tablet, Google has also launched Google Play Books in the Land of the Rising Sun. Interestingly, Google beats Apple in Japan with its online book store.

source: TheVerge

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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 4325 mAh



1. MeoCao unregistered

This is long overdue, N7 is the best and it's shame that there are still many places in the World N7 is not available just yet.

3. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

its available in my country but it is super expensive about $322 USD or MYR999

4. thelegend6657 unregistered

d**k you Malaysian ? Last time i check at ipmart its 999 so its not worth it considering you can get an iPad 2 for a little more I cant wait for its official release by google so the price drops then its a real good deal :) Meocao : 322usd is for 8gb model

5. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

nice. I have heard that Google will release it here in india may be in november as its an Asus product too. but I really want all the Play store content to be available. though I am enjoying all the USA only play store goodies on my GNEXUS. thans to market enabler.

6. thelegend6657 unregistered

Sad we have all contents of play store here . Do they apps store work in India ?

2. Raj92

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

nexus devices will never come 2 India i think.....

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