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Google follows Best Buy's lead, opens up sale of Nexus 7 in Play Store

Google releases Nexus 7 tablet for sale in the Google Play Store 4 days ahead of its previous scheduled date

Charles Gantt | Jul 26, 2013 at 9:03 pm CDT (0 mins, 32 secs time to read)

Earlier this morning, I reported that Best Buy had decided to skip Google's previously announced launch date for its second generation Nexus 7 and had started selling the devices in-store and online today. Apparently Google has decided to forgo their own words as well, and has just now listed the new Nexus 7 for sale in the Google Play Store.


Google made the announcement on Twitter via its @GooglePlay account. Originally, the device was not supposed to hit the retail market until July 30, but apparently Best Buy, Amazon, Game Stop, and Walmart have all decided to go ahead and start selling the new 7-inch tablet.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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