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Google Nexus 7 orders already being delivered in India

on March 31, 2013 – 8:41 amNo Comment

When the Google Nexus 7 tablet went on sale last week , Google indicated that it would ship the orders by April 5th.  But looks like the company decided to ship them out earlier than expected. A few readers have already mailed us that they have already received Fedex tracking numbers for the shipment and 1 reader actually got the device delivered at his home as you can see from the photo below.

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We had reported previously that the units are being shipped from Singapore. Looks like the units are being imported by a distributor in bulk and then shipped within India using Fedex. Interesting the Nexus 7 has been imported in the month of January 2013 itself ahead of the official announcement. The company importing the devices is OTS E-Solutions Pvt. Ltd which also owns GadgetsGuru.com. Seems like the devices were ready to be shipped when it went live on the Play Store.

Albeit a bit pricey at Rs.15999 including shipping and any applicable duties, the 16GB WiFi Nexus 7 is the first Nexus device to be sold directly by Google in India. It is the only device apart from the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 to run on Android 4.2.2. globally. May be we will soon get the Nexus 4 too ?

It will be interested to find out how warranty issues are handled by Asus in India for both Google Play India purchases and international purchases.

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Varun Krish is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast and has been blogging about mobile phones since 2005. His current phones include the Nokia Lumia 1020 , Apple iPhone 5S & Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition. You can follow him on Twitter @varunkrish and on Google+ You can also mail Varun Krish