If you're already at wit's end trying to figure out who among your relatives in the US would be kind enough to buy you a Google Nexus 7 tablet and ship it all the way to your house in the Philippines when it comes out, then worry no more!
Asus-made Google Nexus 7, the very first device to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system right out of the box and Google's first slate, is now available in the Philippines via VillMan Computers! Yes, they've brought the gadget here and you can now it at a Villman branch in a mall near you.
You can give VillMan SM MegaMall branch a ring at (02) 683-0532 to 33.
Villman currently has limited stocks of the 16GB variant, which they are selling for Php 17,999 a piece. In the US, you can get the same device for $249 or around Php 10,500 with current conversion and before taxes and subsidies. Obviously, there's a big price difference but I guess if you badly want to own one now - as in, right this very moment - then that shouldn't deter you from getting a unit. And come on, can you really put a price tag to being called 'one of the first to own a Google Nexus 7' anywhere in the world?
Google Nexus 7 : What's So Hot About It?
Well, as earlier talked about in TechPinas, Google describes Nexus 7 as 'a powerful new tablet' with a 7-inch 1280 x 800 HD resolution display, and quad-core CPU paired with 12-core GPU, making everything including apps and games, extremely fast and more enjoyable. But the real highlight of the device is its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, the latest iteration to Google's popular mobile operating system, which brings a number of exciting, new enhancements including an 'actionable' and customizable notifications tab, revamped Google Play store that now offers movies, music and publications, zero lag shutter for the default camera, more powerful Google Voice Search, and "Project Butter", which aims altogether eliminate lag and improve smoothness when interacting with the user interface using your fingers.
Thanks for the heads up, Bryce!