The UK's Getting Screwed Out of Google's Nexus 7 Magazines, Music and TV Shows

By Sam Gibbs on at

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the UK isn't going to get every wonderful thing Google showed off with its new Nexus 7 tablet. The UK simply won't get Google Play's fancy new library of magazines, music and TV shows.

It's that stubborn issue of international content licensing raising its ugly head again. Basically, Google just doesn't have the deals in place to take all that awesome stuff out of the US and deposit it on our media-loving shores, meaning we get shafted yet again on content.

Does that make the £160 tablet less of a bargain? Yes, of course, but only marginally. It was a shock in the first place that we were going to get the fabulous Nexus 7 in the UK too,  and for so cheap. Although I held out hope, I can't say I was actually expecting it to come packing everything that's available in the US, but that doesn't make it any less of a decent buy. If you're looking for a smaller, 7-inch tablet, then for £160 you'll struggle to do better than Google's new baby. [The Inquirer]

Thanks Sam!