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Nexus 7 Now Available in France, Germany and Spain via Google Play

Steven Blum
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Android-lovers in France, Germany and Spain woke up to a lovely surprise this morning. The Nexus 7– previously only available in the UK, U.S., Australia and New Zealand – is now available for purchase directly from the Google Play Store in all of these countries. Pricing is on-par with the devices' American counterparts, only in Euros – ie, €199 for the 8GB version and €249.99 for the 16GB. 

The European release puts Google in an enviable position on these markets, as there isn't as much competition in the budget tablet sector in Europe; the Kindle Fire is still unavailable to those on the other side of the Atlantic.

Magazines and music are still unavailable to European Google Play Store users, which could make the tablet less appealing to those outside the States. Still, it's a smart decision to give this tablet a wider release sooner rather than later. Not only is Amazon expected to announce the Kindle Fire 2 in early September, but Apple is also expected to be offering a budget version of their iPad in the near future. This may be the only chance Google gets to snag the spotlight –if just for a bit.

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  • clouds Aug 27, 2012 Link

    Google suck in delivering anything whether it's apps or devices or even upgrading ur Android OS! Why is it always has to be the English speaking countries first then Europe then the rest of the world? That's just racist!

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  • Stefan E. Aug 27, 2012 Link

    Your trigger level for the racist tag is pretty low. Judging by that, you probably find it racist that the sun goes up earlier in Japan.

    @topic: while the Dollar certainly is not "on par" with the Euro, we all know in tech prices terms it often is (also it includes tax on Euro price). The device is not bad, I know some guys who are pretty excited. Hopefully this launch quickens Google to provide their Music service here like they did with Movies (which are too expensive IMHO).

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  • Steven Blum Aug 27, 2012 Link

    Stefan, I was trying hard to find a way to eloquently put slip that into the article. While the tablet is not as cheap as its American counterpart, it's still a really good deal, and the fact that the final price includes tax is an important note I should have included as well. I heard rumors about Google Music launching in Germany quite soon, fingers-crossed!

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  • Ti Mo Aug 27, 2012 Link

    racist= discriminating another race. Most Americans are white though. As are europeans. So Google can't be racist, but rather be discriminating according to your logic.

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  • Anna F. Aug 27, 2012 Link

    Well, 199$ does NOT equal 199€. The Nexus 7 should be cheaper than that :( And what about the rest of Europe? Why can't devices become available in every part of the world at the same time?

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  • Dmitry.s Aug 28, 2012 Link

    i persanolly dont give a dead mooses last shit couse imgrounded and no shit for me so fuck u. fuck u ard

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  • Dmitry.s Aug 28, 2012 Link

    no homo

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