Google today announced the new Nexus 7, which first launched in the US last month, is now available in Canada. If you’re in the country, you can now purchase the device directly from Google Play.
The Canadian prices are as follows: $229.00 CAD for the 16GB version and $269.00 CAD for the 32GB version. There is also free (ground) shipping, but it’s only available for a limited time. The launch also includes the new Nexus 7 Sleeve, which retails for $29.99 CAD.
Given that the US dollar is currently stronger than the Canadian dollar, these prices shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. The difference for the sleeve is negligible, but even for the tablets, we’re only talking about a few bucks.
The new Nexus 7 comes with the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It is almost 2mm thinner than the original Nexus 7, 50 grams lighter, and has an even longer battery life.
The biggest update is undoubtedly the screen: a 1080p HD (1920×1200) display. The device also features surround sound with 5.1 audio, a front-facing 1.2 megapixel camera, a 5 megapixel rear facing camera, all powered by a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset and 2GB of memory.
When the new device first launched in July, Google promised it would be coming to Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Spain, South Korea, and the UK, “in the coming weeks.” So far, the new Nexus 7 is available in two out of the nine countries.
The company also noted there is an even broader international rollout in the months to come, but wouldn’t detail which countries or when. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.