Nexus 7 now available directly from the Google Play Store in India!

March 25, 2013
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It’s been a long time coming, too long if you ask me, but Indian consumers can finally buy the Google Nexus 7 directly from the Google Play Store! After the Indian Play Store recently added the availability of books (movies and magazines are still not available), it now looks like Nexus devices have also been added to the list. I say devices, but for now, only the Google Nexus 7 shows up.

It may have been a while since you’ve last thought about the Nexus 7, so here’s a quick look at the specifications –

  • 7-inch IPS display with 1280×800 resolution
  • 1.2 Ghz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, no microSD slot
  • 1.2MP front camera
  • 4,325 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android 4.2)

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For now, only the 16GB WiFi only version of the 7-inch tablet is available on the Google Play Store, but hopefully the 32GB and 3G version of the device will also make its way to Indian shores officially soon. The Nexus 7 is priced at Rs 15,999 (~$300) and will ship by April 5.

The Google Nexus 7 has been around for a while, so why am I so excited? Because this means that Nexus devices will finally be officially available in India from the Google Play Store itself! With the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 being some of the most popular devices in the country, even though they are sold only through unofficial channels, this is definitely a great move on the part of Google.

If you’re interested in picking up the Nexus 7, you can head on over to the listing here.

What are your thoughts? Will you be picking up the Google Nexus 7 now that it is officially available from the Google Play Store? Are you excited about the possibility of more Nexus devices making its way to India soon? Let us know in the comments section below.

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