As previously rumored, the new Nexus 7 is now available to purchase from Google in the UK and beyond. After expanding from the US to Canada a few weeks ago, Google today took its new tablet to the France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and the UK, with Australia, India, and South Korea to follow shortly. Pricing varies from country to country, starting at £199 ($309) in the UK, €229 ($306) in mainland Europe, and 27,800 yen ($286) in Japan. In the US, the tablet starts at $229 excluding sales tax. The pricing is in line with earlier reports and represents a significant hike in some territories. In the UK, for example, the new Nexus 7 is £40 ($62) more expensive than the old model, while the same tablets are just $30 apart in the US.
In addition to the expansion of Nexus 7 sales, Google also dropped the price of its Nexus 4 smartphone internationally. Although not available in Japan, the discount applies to Google play purchases in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, South Korea, the UK, and the US.