Non-U.S. Google Nexus 7 users to miss out on content

If you live in the U.K., Canada or Australia and are considering pre-ordering the Google Nexus 7, you won't be getting the TV shows, magazine and music that U.S. users will.

Play

Gadget fans who preorder Google's Nexus 7 tablet outside the U.S. will not get full access to all of the tablet's features as first revealed at Google I/O last month.

U.S. buyers will see the full range of content, including TV shows, music, and magazines, whereas the remaining countries --- Canada, the U.K. and Australia --- will see a limited selection of content to download.

The Nexus 7's U.K. preorder page says the Nexus 7 will include "thousands of movies," and the "world's largest collection of e-books." U.K. customers will retain full access to more than 600,000 apps and games available in Google Play.

"Currently, the U.K. [Google Play] store offers apps, movie rentals, e-books and devices. We're clearly eager to expand this in time, but currently, that's the offering in the U.K," a Google spokesperson told CNET.

The content is also missing from the Nexus 7's Canadian and Australian pages.

Google Music, launched at Google I/O 2011 , is still only available to the U.S. market more than a year since its debut.

The Nexus 7 starts $199 in the U.S., and in the U.K. is priced slightly higher at 159 pounds ($250). Nevertheless, the tablet comes in at a competitive price for the tech specs on offer, and includes the latest Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" version.

Google did not say when the features would appear to non-U.S. Nexus 7 customers in the Google Play store, but it could be a while until international licensing agreements are signed.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

HOT ON CNET

MacBook Pro running slow?

Speed up your MacBook by adding more RAM with these quick and easy steps.