It is a good day to be a Nexus fan – after Google slashed $100 off the price of the Nexus 4, bringing it down to an unbelievable $200 for the base version, the company has now extended the availability of the Nexus 7 (2013) to several new markets.
Starting today, the Nexus 7 (2013) can be bought from the UK Play Store starting from £199 for the 16GB version. The same model goes for €229 in Germany, France, and Spain, the three other European markets where Google sells devices through the Play Store.
Customers in Japan, a market where the original Nexus 7 was very successful, can pick up the new generation of the 7-inch tablet for 27,800 yen, which is the equivalent of $286. If you’re wondering about the price disparities between countries, it all boils down to local taxes and duties.
With today’s expansion, Australia, India, and South Korea remain the only markets where Google has yet to offer the Nexus 7 (2013). Customers here can find the device at local retailers, but usually at a higher price than what Google asks for it. While we have no official info on the availability of the new Nexus 7 in these countries, it’s hopefully not too far away.
Thanks to its crisp display and sleek design, the Nexus 7 (2013) impressed our Joshua Vergara, who reviewed it here:
That’s not to say that the Asus-made tablet doesn’t have its share of shortcomings, though Google is working to fix them.