Now this is one delivery mistake we wouldn’t mind getting. Google just recently let loose the Nexus 7 in the Japanese market. The tablet is only currently available worldwide in 8GB and 16GB models. So one can imagine the surprise, and probably joy, of one Japanese customer who bought a 16GB and, by some twist of fate, received a 32GB unit instead.
This particular Japanese customer ordered a 16GB Nexus 7 from Google Play. What was delivered to him was indeed packaged as the correct device but upon inspecting the Android tablet’s storage capacity, it was revealed to have a total around 28GB, far above the 16GB of the highest Nexus 7 model. There rumors circulating that Google will most likely unveil a 32GB model soon this October, probably to coincide with Microsoft’s upcoming launch of Window 8 devices. Now that’s literally getting more than you paid for.
The Nexus 7 is a 7-inch tablet manufactured by Asus and sold directly by Google. It is the latest flagship device of the Android operating system which Google develops together with other companies and network carriers under the Open Handset Alliance group. An interesting fact is that Google is selling these tablets at a very low price and not making a profit off these sales. This strategy significantly lowers the barriers and hesitation of consumers from buying the tablets, making it easier to increase the potential number of consumers for Android’s Google Play marketplace, the online store where Android users can buy apps and even digital content like movies, music, and books. According to Google, Japan is currently third in the amount of application installations in the world, making the Japanese market a serious competitor to Apple’s App Store, the app market used on iPads and iPhones.