The Straits Times
Published on Sep 25, 2012

Google starts selling Nexus 7 in Japan for $312


TOKYO (REUTERS) - Google said it began selling its Nexus 7 tablet in Japan on Tuesday, with a starting price of 19,800 yen (S$312).

Sales of the 7-inch tablet started on the Google Play website on Tuesday and will be available in physical stores from Oct 2, the world's No. 1 search engine said.

By taking a greater role in the tablet arena, Google hopes to ensure that its online services remain at the forefront for consumers, as tablets increasingly becoming gateways to the Web and Web-based content such as movies and music.