Nexus 7 rolls out in Japan as Google expands its sales outreach
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.
Play Books in the Land of the Rising Sun. Interestingly, Google beats Apple in Japan with its online book store.