Remember the Google Nexus 7 tablet? That amazing piece of hardware at a jaw-dropping price from Google? Yes, that. Well, if you’re still interested in buying the tablet and have been waiting to get your hands on one of those here in India, we have good news for you. The 16GB Wi-Fi version of the Google Nexus 7 is now available via the Google Play Store in India for a price of Rs.15,999 and Google promises the delivery by April 5 if one places an order today.
We’re not too sure if this development has anything to do with Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt’s visit to India just a few day ago, but while he was in Delhi, he did apologize for the availability of Nexus products in India. Schmidt added that the company has been working to bring Nexus products in India but there are a few problems for which the company still has to find a solution.
One of the problems mentioned by Schmidt pertaining to the availability of Nexus products in India is that they are more expensive than what they should be, and some of the reasons for that could be transit costs and import duties. Other than that, Schmidt also mentioned about certification issues which the Nexus products have to face here in India.
If you can’t recall the specifications of Google Nexus 7, here they are- The Nexus 7 sports a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. With such raw power under the hood, the Google Nexus 7 is still one of the best tablets available in the market today. The version of Nexus 7 available on the Play Store is the base version, which comes with 16GB of internal storage and Wi-Fi connectivity. There’s also a 1.2 megapixel camera on the front and the tablet runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out-of-the box, but can be upgraded to Android 4.2.2 as soon as you take it out of the box.
However, the same version of Nexus 7 retails for $199 in the US but again, Eric Schmidt did mention that the Nexus devices in India are more expensive than what they should be, so we can’t really complain. Still, if you wish to buy a tablet for yourself, the Google Nexus 7 is one of the best options available at present. If you want to buy the Nexus 7, you can book one here.