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New Nexus 7 Available in U.K., Germany, France, Spain, and Japan

Oct 25, 2013 04:03 PM EDT

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Google’s Nexus 7 is now in overseas markets U.K., Germany, France, Spain, and Japan. The high end accessory for high quality tablets features a sleeker design version and efficient wireless charging. The price is also $30 higher than its previous version but it includes a beautiful new display and an overall complete Android experience.

Nexus 7 tablet device is no longer exclusive to the U.S. and Canada. The launch was announced last month for Nexus 7 to be available in Google Play’s U.K., Germany, France, Spain, and Japan store. Versions with 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi are now offered. Google aims to grow in consumer hardware and remain competitive in the mobile device market.

Google’s understands with its branded Nexus 7 tablet the significance of an OS maker to be involved in hardware and software areas. This indepently designed device is definitely flagship worthy. For now, Google only has plans to sell Nexus 7 within its Google Play store.

Nexus 7 Prices

There is no doubt that the Android tablet has matured. The Nexus 7 hardware platform is strong with complete features. 4.3 Jelly Bean OS is running on Nexus 7. The 16GB model is available in the U.K. for £199, the 32GB model £239. Germany, France and Spain 16GB models are available at €229 and €269 model for its 32GB version. The price in Japan for the 32GB model is ¥33,800. Japan’s  Nexus 7 16GB version is available for ¥27,800. 16GB and 32GB versions ship date are estimated at 1-2 days.

Power and Display

A great combination of power and display, Google Nexus 7 consumers expect to receive a quality Snapdragon S4 processor speed and impressive seven-inch HD display. The tablet which is built by Asus, also comes slimmer with 2GB RAM and 16/32GB of storage. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 5-megapixel rear camera, NFC, LTE and a 3950 mAh battery are also included.

Android Experience

For those who crave a Google Android experience, the new Nexus 7 is super high speed with resolution at 323 pixels per inch. The lighter and slimmer model has met expectations for Android users. Each country has set up on its Google Play store pre-notifications and complete purchase information for Nexus 7.

Is Google’s Nexus 7 the best Android tablet? Nexus 7 made the top pick as CNN Money's Best in Tech for small tablets.  Its cost is higher but also $169 less than the iPad mini. Competitive prices make it an even more attractive device. The reviews so far have been excellent comparing the new tablet as being better than the original version.

The tablet looks promising for emerging markets. With aggressive pricing and consumer appeal, the Nexus 7 is Google’s first Android tablet. Android OS by Google has been turning a lot of heads.  According to comScore, Google's Android smartphone operating system is now the most prevalent in the US, having overtaken previous market leader RIM. It is estimated the Android platform was running on an average of 31.2% of handsets in the three months ending January 31, compared with a 30.4% share for RIM's OS, and a 24.7% share of market for Apple's iOS.

Market expansion in U.K., Germany, France, Spain, and Japan is finally here. Nexus 7 will also launch in South Korea, Australia and Canada. Other International market release dates are yet to be announced. Nexus 7 2014 edition is expected to be out the second half of next year. There is question with Nexus 7 not even being 6 months on the market that Google may choose a different manufacturer than Asus for next year.

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