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Nexus 7 Launches Today in Japan, The Best Android Tablet Expands to More People

We have said a few times before that if you are looking to get an Android tablet right now, the Nexus 7 is the way to go. Pure Google Experience, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a low price point are just a few of the awesome headlines for this device. Today, Google is launching their creation in Japan, and hoping to tap into a new market.

At an event today, Google’s Eric Schmidt said he was excited for the launch in Japan. That market has the third largest number of Google Play installs in the world, certainly a big market for the Nexus 7. It remains to be seen if the 7″ tablet will take hold in Japan but if it’s past launches are any indication, it should do just fine.

Via: The Verge

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  • Toph

    Though this might be the best “Android” tablet there is a better 7-incher that just hit the market place: check out the specs on the Novo7 Flame. Imo, it exceeds in too many areas to settle for a Nexus, or even iPad for that matter.

    • Raven

      I bit and I did go look it up. It has some nice specs: 1.5Ghz dual core, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD slot, 7″ 1280×800 screen, front and rear cams, very large 5000mah battery, metal back shell, Android 4.0.4.

      On the other hand, it is only has a dual core non-Tegra processor, not the 4+1 core Tegra 3. It does not have GPS. It is quite thick and heavy compared to Nexus 7. It is not running JellyBean (yet, claims it’s coming). It is not a highly supported Google Nexus device. For only $170 plus shipping, it is probably one of the best no-name tablets that I have seen, but I would still choose a Nexus 7 over it.

      Also, it says “ainol” on the front and that just seems to remind my brain of a word that I don’t want to have to stare at when I am using my tablet.


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    • T4rd

      Lets fighting LOOOVE!! XD

  • summit1986

    In Japan, 7″ is HUGE!

    • MichaelV415

      I see what you did there…

  • Christopher Hsu

    Where are our accessories!?! POGO dock? More official cases? How difficult are those?

    • wheineman

      As an owner of a verizon galaxy nexus, I recommend that you do not hold your breath for those items!

  • Its a good device. I would not call it a great one. Just got one last week, had the screen-lift issue. Sent it back for another so well see if it happens again. I bet it does. Big flaw that effected a lot of devices. I expect more from something with the Nexus name on it.

    • JoshGroff

      The screen lift issue is an easy fix, there’s an awesome guide on XDA if you don’t mind doing some easy DIY repairs. That being said, I’ve had mine since week 1, and it has no real issues.

      • The screw thing is not a fix its a placebo. The screen overlay is attached via glue. tightening the screws doesnt make the glue better. The reason why it seems to work for people (and I did try it) is because you press on the screen some when you take the back off and tighten the screws so when you put things back together it looks like its fixed cause the sceen has been pressed back on the glue. Some time later itll lift back up again because its not fastened by screws. :/

        Having said that: if you have to take something apart to fix it when it arrives it goes back to my point of not being a great product.

      • Mack

        Same, I got mine a few days after it hit stores and have only one issue show up since then. About two weeks ago I found two dead pixels. Definitely not going to try to exchange it though as I have not had any other problems with it at all and I can only notice them if the tablet is about two inches from my face with a pitch black background on the screen. No screen lifting, creaking noises or any other screen issues ere. No screen flickering after having to flash the latest factory image either (soft bricked it – my fault). I absolutely love my Nexus 7.

  • You can just remove the word “Android” from the title of this article.

    • Nice!


      No he was correct…best Android tablet!! Please don’t get all crazy and say this is better than the iPad. I have both and this is missing some things that the iPad can do. One of the main issues is I can’t play my movies on my television. I know that was to keep the price down and I accept that, but my iPad can do this.

      • DroidFann

        ok, ok, ok, It is THE BEST 7′ TABLET, there, appeases both worlds.

      • JB

        Check out DLNA (airplay for every device). Also there’s plenty of things the N7 can do that ipad can’t (USB hosting for example).

    • jay_peter

      No, you can’t, because that would be lying. The Nexus 7 is nowhere as good as the iPad.

  • Bought mine today, just finished unlocking and rooting.. Love the thing, I’m teathered to my GS3, life is good!

  • wheineman

    Annndddd to celebrate, you’ll be giving another one away (to me!)?

    darn! But seriously, the more people introduced to this great device, the better for us all!