Nexus 7 Now Available Directly In India Via Play Store At Rs. 15,999

by Paul Joseph on March 26, 2013 · 0 comments

Google has finally made its much-awaited Nexus 7 tablet available for Indian consumers on the Google Play India Store , making it the company’s first slate to be available to the Indian markets through its own virtual store. The tablet is available for sale on Google Play for Rs 15,999. However, the website lists that the tablet will be shipped by April 5, 2013. The official Support Page states that the delivery period could vary from three to even seven days, depending upon the location. Currently, Google is only offering the 16Gb Wi-Fi version of Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 has a 7-inch Back-lit IPS HD display and is powered by a Tegra 3 Quad Core with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels at 216 ppi. The screen is said to be covered with a scratch-resistant corning glass. The device has a 1.2 megapixel front camera. Weighing 340g, the tablet has 16 GB internal storage and 1GB RAM. This news comes just two days after Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s visit to the country. He had indicated that the company was working on bringing the popular tablet to India via its online Play Store. India is after all, a large market for smartphones and tablets and there’s no reason why Google might not be vying for a chunk of this market with its highly popular Nexus smartphones and tablets. One basic reason for Nexus 7′s market share is possibly because it lets Android geeks and enthusiasts experience the true Android ‘ flavor ‘ since it is based on the unmodified version of the mobile platform, whereas most manufacturers tweak the open source kernel code and UI in order to optimise their device hardware with the software. Also, since it is Google’s own product, it receives all OS updates real quick. “ I apologize for the lack of Nexus devices in India… But this is something we are working on. Part of the problem is that our products are more expensive than what they should be here in India. Then there are certification issues. We want a fully-serviced market ,” Schmidt had said with regard to Nexus products earlier. The Nexus 7, which has been jointly developed by ASUS and Google itself had been launched in the US. ASUS then brought the tablet to Indian shores with a rather hefty price tag Rs. 19,981 and was plagued by a number of issues, including poor after-sales support service and due authorization from Google. Hence, it never picked up and was also withdrawn from the market a while later. Surely, the Nexus 7′s launch in India could give the iPad Mini a run for its money at least in India. I consider the Nexus 7 the ‘mother of all Android tablets ,’ owing to its small-screen portablity, blazing fast performance with good hardware. Importantly, it comes at a justifiable price when compared to other tablets from reputed brands. The competition includes Apple’s iPad Mini, which is priced here at Rs. 21,900 , which is frankly a good amount. Considering all parameters for comparison, the Nexus 7 comes out better in most of them. I’m also expecting Google to launch other Nexus devices in India through the Play Store itself. Google has been making huge efforts to expand Android’s presence in the country, which has been growing its mobile and smartphone usage dramatically over the last year. It also made E-books available in the Indian Google Play Store a while back. This comes as a sweet deal for hundreds of tech pundits and general consumers in the country. In fact, I would say it is Google’s Holi gift to Indian consumers. Link | Google Play Looking For A Social Media Agency?? – Contact WATConsult – India’s Leading Social Media Agency

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