Google Inc launched it’s and ASUS’ highly-affordable Nexus 7 tablet in Japan, as well as local language movies and books, in what has rapidly become one of its biggest global markets for digital downloads.
So Japan is the first country in Asia outside Australia to sell the 16GB device, which went on sale online Tuesday for 19,800 yen ($250) and will be available in retail stores on October 2.
The sales of the 7″ and 16GB tablet started on the Google Play website on Tuesday with a starting price of 19,800 yen ($250). The device will be available in retail stores from October 2.
In addition, Google will begin providing Japanese-language book titles on Google Play. The Android system allows users to read the same titles and pick up where they lift off on another device.
Speaking at an event at a Tokyo hotel, executive chairman Eric Schmidt said the rapid-fire growth of its Android operating system would help Google’s seven-inch tablet catch on in Japan.
“Android has grown so fast it’s hard to keep up,” he said. “There are now more than 500 million Android users around the world.”
A survey Google conducted showed 75 percent of Japanese smartphone owners use their devices for shopping, he noted.
“That points us to the next enormous growth business in Japan,” he said, adding there was “a new wealth that can be created around the Japanese shopping experience”.
So now be prepare for highly awaited Nexus 7 tablet and enjoy it !!!