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UK Google Nexus 7 tablets won't feature music, magazines or TV shows

Google tells The INQUIRER
Wed Jul 04 2012, 16:29
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GOOGLE'S NEXUS 7 TABLET won't arrive with all of the company's touted features including TV shows, music and magazines, Google has confirmed, making its £159 price-tag seem like less of a bargain.

Speaking with The INQUIRER, a Google spokesperson confirmed that the Nexus 7 won't feature these three categories, which will remain an exclusive in US for the time being. They said, "The UK version will feature all of the options currently available in the UK Play store", which means users of the Nexus 7 will be limited in their choices movies, apps, games and books.

Adding further confirmation of this is Google's UK pre-order page, which doesn't mention the company's recently launched magazine or music library features. However, in a move that will no doubt irk buyers, the pre-order page links to the official Nexus 7 homepage, which boasts that the tablet features "the world's largest collection of eBooks, millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and a growing selection of magazines."

Google was unable to reveal when these features will appear in the Google Play store in the UK, but due to international licensing requirements, it could take quite a while.

Still, it's worth noting that you'll still get a lot for your £160. The tablet, which was announced last week, features a 7in screen and a quad-core Nvidia 1.3GHZ Tegra 3 processor, as well as the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Follow the link to read our Google Nexus 7 hands on review. µ


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