The Google Nexus 7 has been grabbing attentions all across the world due its amazing low price-point. However, the proposition is slightly less appealing in the UK because Google Play doesn't support all the content that it does in the US market.
In the UK Google Play won't include Movies, TV or Music , which is disappointing news to say the least. The problem relates to licensing and is similar to the struggles Amazon have had with the Amazon Appstore in the UK.
Both Amazon and Google are adopting a model which relies on application and media sales in order to gain profit from their tablets, which is a huge problem if some content is unavailable. Infact, Amazon havn't released their Kindle Fire tablet in the UK for this very easy.
The good news is that Amazon have now found a way to release their Marketplace store in the UK, so we hope Google can work on a solution. We're sure that with the power and money behind Google they will find a way to make all content available in the UK.
The Google Nexus 7 looks set to be a huge success because it offers a quad-core processor and runs on the very latest version of Android (Jelly Bean) , while costing just £159 for an 8GB model or £199 for a 16GB version.
The Google Nexus 7 is launching in the UK on July 19th and can pre-ordered now from Google Play. You'll also get £15 worth of credit to spend in Google Play, which is where it becomes even more tragic that multi-media content won't be available.
10th February 2014
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