Tuesday , June 5 2018

Nexus 7 (2013) finally lands on the Play Store for Australia


Australian Android fans have woken to some welcome and overdue news this morning. The Nexus 7 (2013) has arrived on the Play Store in all its glory, available for purchase right now.

On the Play Store listing, the Nexus 7 is available in the three configurations we already knew about, as below:

  • 16GB WiFi only model for $299
  • 32GB WiFi only model for $339
  • 32GB WiFi and LTE for $439

All these options include free shipping for a limited time. The Nexus 7 Sleeve (a neoprene arrangement that looks rather special) is also now available, but at a price of $39.95, there may not be too many takers; it’s rather expensive for a case.

However, these prices are not necessarily the best prices available. Online retailer Kogan is discounting the base model Nexus 7 at the moment (but not for long) so you can save money by buying elsewhere.

However, those looking to purchase through an official channel, you now have that option.

Source: Play Store.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.


  1. Bought my 32gb model from JB Hifi @ Strathpine QLD for $320

  2. $439 for an N7 2013 that is only partially useable on Australian 4G, no sale. Without support for ALL the Australian 4G bands, that price tag isn’t worth the mark up on the WiFi only model.

  3. $100 just for LTE seems a bit much.

  4. Interesting. Appears we’re getting the US version of the LTE model, which doesn’t support the 2600MHz TD-LTE which Optus is rolling out. Pity.

    • Actually we appear to have gotten a hybrid. A third sku it seems. The US Version ships with :
      4G LTE: 700/750/850/1700/1900/2100 MHZ (Bands: 1/2/4/5/13/17)

      While the European version ships with :
      4G LTE: 800/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz (Bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/20)

      So, interestingly we seem to have a third option shipping with :
      4G LTE: 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100 MHz

      Frustratingly, as you point out, no Optus 4G Plus support though.

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