26
Aug
nexus7

Good news, everyone! Everyone's favorite Android tablet is finally becoming available in more European countries. Today, the seven inch slate started showing up via Google's online storefront in France, Germany, and Spain. The price will be €199 for the 8GB model and €249 for the 16GB. Of course, once you count for the conversion rates, this means our friends across the pond will be paying a bit more than US customers do. This isn't an uncommon practice for foreign releases, but it still means the tablet will be a little more expensive overseas.

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Unfortunately, that's not the only downside. At the moment, Play Movies and Play Books are available for all three of the new countries, but Play Magazines and Play Music are still US-only. To say nothing of Play Store gift cards. Since this device is being made, among other reasons, to push Play Store content, it's a little counterproductive when a large chunk of Google's content isn't available in those countries yet.

Still, if you reside in France, Germany, or Spain, and you've been waiting to get in on the high-end budget tablet market, it's time to grab your wallets.

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Image credit: Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine

Source: Google

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  • Ron Amadeo

    My 2-minute-old-theory is that it costs more because there is less Play Store stuff to sell.

    They sell the N7 at cost and hope to make money on the Play Store, right? Well there's less money to make in the UK store, so they charge you more up front.

    • Thx84

      I don't think that's the reason. Most tech products get a 1 dollar for 1 euro rate when they come to Europe. Importing is not cheaper because of shipping so we get screwed anyway.

      • http://twitter.com/bat0nas Tomas Misevičius

        We have bigger taxes in Europe. And we buy less than Americans (that's why we're paying more). Americans buy everything like crazy :)

      • http://twitter.com/dennis40voz Dennis40studioonmars

        Everythings, not only tech products :)

      • http://twitter.com/LV2355 Laurentiu

        (International) Shipping costs 10 euro for Germany. So, a 16GB Nexus 7 costs about 259 euro and arrives in 3-5 business days.

  • TheWhiteLotus

    Maybe (hopefully) these sales will push Google harder to release Music and Magazines to these countries too.

  • http://twitter.com/nipcarlover Nipam

    Still not in India! Damn.. :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      It will get there eventually I would think, India is a great emerging market for these kind of devices. :-)

  • Tschutora

    I think 200€ is still a good price for the Nexus 7, and the good think about the EU is that the other countries can get the tablet relatively easy.

  • JH

    I want it available in Denmark too...

  • http://www.facebook.com/mihai.badoi Mihai Badoi

    And what about Romania (and other european countrys) ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

      I think Google want to focus on central Europe first and then maybe Eastern Europe.

  • Andri Agassi

    I hope it's available in Indonesia soon...

  • KayUrban

    You may not forget that the 199€ is including taxes, its the price we get, in germany, around 33€ taxes are included.

  • http://wave-france.blogspot.com Supercopter

    Strangely, despite the Galaxy Nexus being available in France from Google via the http://www.google.fr/nexus/ website for a long time, the https://play.google.com/store/devices website only has the Nexus 7 in France, but no phone... Did Google simply forgot listing the Galaxy Nexus on the French Play Store?

    • Davide D

      No, GNexus is not available in Play Store in Europe : Nexus 7 is the first google-hardware-beauty available in continental europe via the play store...

      Anyway, in France you can find the Nexus 7 16Gb for 237,40 € from a well-known retailer (shipping around 5 sept.), but you can buy the 8gb for 199 + 10 € shipping ONLY on the play store... So I think everybody is buying the 16Gb version...

      • http://wave-france.blogspot.com Supercopter

        But, isn't it strange that the GNexus isn't available in the French Play Store while it's available from google.fr/nexus ? It just doesn't make sense to me...

        • Davide D

          No, if you look well the google.fr/nexus page only presents gnexus specs, but when you click on "buy now" you are redirected to third-party resellers (online shops, providers etc.)

  • master94

    The Nexus 7 is an amazing device, Congratulation France, Germany and Spain, you are about to get one of the best tablets in the world.

  • lom

    Just use OrBot to unlock google music et al.

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