Google doesn't so much hate Europe as it seems to be woefully indifferent to the plight of Android users in many of those nations who often lack choices in awesome devices. Well, things are looking up for a few more countries today. The Google Play device section is open to users in Norway and Switzerland starting now.


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Norwegian Play Store

The Google Play Edition devices are still US-only, but our Norwegian and Swiss friends can now buy the 2013 Nexus 7, Chromecast, and Nexus 5. The Nexus 10 is not included for obvious reasons (it's super-old and Google hates it). None of the more unusual devices like Chromebooks or the Nest are on sale there yet.

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Swiss Play Store

If you're planning to pick up the a Google Play device in these countries, it's going to be a little more pricey than in the US. The exchange rates place the 16GB Nexus 5 at over $500 (3200 NOK) in Norway and almost $500 (429 CHF) in Switzerland. The Nexus 7 starts at the equivalent of about $350 (2100 NOK) and $333 (299 CHF). The Chromecast costs the equivalent of roughly $50 to the US price of $35 in both places. You can check the images below for pricing on all the variants and accessories if you're curious.

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Pricing for both stores

[Google Play Support, Google Play Devices]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM


    OMG YES! They know we exist! :D Thank you Google!

  • http://b-real.org/ Gisle Enåsen

    Endelig! (FINALLY!)

  • Arve Svendsen

    Faen på tide

  • Sverige

    Gratulerer Norge :)

    • eirik

      Takk søta bror!

  • Luca

    Finally! Can you buy devices or accessories with google play gift cards?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You cannot.

  • Gabriel Seixas

    One day, for sure, I'll open Android Police and Google Play Devices will be available in Brazil. :|

  • hp420

    So the question remains....if the Nexus program is being killed entirely, why would Google bother with this??? The answer: Nexus will be Android Gold, and GPE will be Android Silver.

    • SSDROiD

      Now that's an interesting theory you got there!

    • jonathan3579

      I can definitely get behind this idea.

  • RPech

    We want GPD in México!! :(

  • Tobias Steiger

    stupid me just ordered a chromecast for CHF 60 yesterday and now it's officially available for CHF 45. But it's still cool that we now have devices in Switzerland. Way to go Google! Let's get rid of that 'Apple Country' label

  • 2Kings

    The prices in switzerland are higher in the store than in other shops, but at least we may get the next generation of phones/tablets on time at the official price =)

  • Dairox

    Come to Mexico, maldita sea!

  • fares

    We need GPD in Asia

    • Jaromir KM Bracki

      Same in Poland, as current distribution of Nexus 4/5 is limited, carriers have them overpriced, and Moto G (not sure if available via Play Store) is only 8 GB!

  • RarestName

    If Google hates the Nexus 10, then why is it on the Google I/O 204 website?

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Weird seeing just a couple of devices in stock, but let's hope Chromebooks will eventually get there as well

    In the meantime - still waiting for this to arrive to Russia, wonder if the miracle is gonna happen

  • s427

    Cool. No more asking a French friend to buy the latest Nexus for me. ^^
    Small question: is the "devices" section supposed to appear in the Android "Play Store" app too? I don't see it.

    • https://plus.google.com/+TroyLeonard Troy Leonard

      Nope the devices section is only on the Web site not the app.

  • Someone from the other side

    Google is out of it, except for the chromecast, all devices can be had substantially cheaper in normal Swiss retail channels...

    • Roger Siegenthaler

      And probably not even for the chromecast any more with it being officially available now.

  • Dave

    In Austria too