It always seemed likely that the Nexus 7 wouldn't get the full range of media goodness in Australia. Luke at Gizmodo has got confirmation from Google that music, TV and magazine options won't be active in Australia at launch. Disappointing but not unexpected, and I don't think it will put off too many buyers. [Gizmodo]
Nexus 7 Will Lack Most Media Features In Australia
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