While the Nexus 10 tablet from Google and Samsung has been available for a little while now to some buyers, it hasn’t been available in Japan thus far. The smaller Nexus 7 also had a delayed launch in Japan, something frustrating to those who wanted Google’s slate. That ends today, with customers in Japan now available to get the tablet from the Japan Play Store.
Until today, users in Japan who wanted a Nexus tablet were forced to buy from overseas, dealing with region and language issues. The tablet was originally slated for release in the country back in the last quarter of 2012, but that ended up not happening. The wait has finally ended, and both the 16GB and the 32GB versions of the slate are in stock.
The 16GB Nexus 7 model is priced at ¥36,800, which is a tad under $400 USD, while the 32Gb version is priced at ¥44,800, which is $480 USD. As with the US Google Play store, the Japan Play Store lists “shipping soon.” The slate runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and has a wide array of high-end specs, making an excellent tablet choice for those in the market for a slate.
For those who don’t know, the Nexus 10 features a 10-inch Corning Gorilla Glass 2 display with a high resolution of 2560 x 1600. Inside you’ll find a Exynos 5 Dual and Mali-T604 GPU, as well as 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There’s a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel front camera.
[via Android Community]