Google’s Nexus 7 tablet to go without three major categories in the UK

Jul 5, 2012
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Google’s Nexus 7 tablet to go without three major categories in the UK

If you live in the UK and have been waiting anxiously to get your hands on a Google Nexus 7 tablet, word is the tablet will be missing a few featured categories in the UK that buyers in the US will get. UK users won't get some of the most bragged about features that the Nexus 7 will offer in other countries such as categories for content, including TV shows, music, and magazines. Google apparently confirmed the missing features yesterday.

The three categories of TV shows, music, and magazines will remain US exclusive, for the time being. The UK version of the tablet will feature all options currently available in the UK Google Play store. That seems to hint that the features won't show up on the tablet until the UK Play store is updated. The drawback is that Google would presumably have to be able to license the content for international use, and that takes a while.

With the tablet selling for £159 and missing some features available in other countries, some UK buyers may feel slighted. The Nexus 7 was announced last week and has a seven-inch screen uses a quad core Nvidia 1.3 GHz Tegra 3 processor. This will also be the first product to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. If you're a UK Nexus 7 hopeful, will these missing categories keep you from buying?

[via The Inquirer]


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