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Data shows Japanese spend more in Play Store than we do stateside

A new report by AppAnnie has some interesting statistics about Japanese spending habits in the Play Store. According to their research, Play Store Japan is more lucrative than the US when comparing user spending habits. The Japanese Android user will spend roughly 10% more than their US counterpart, an odd turnaround considering that last year Japan was spending about 40% less that we did stateside.

Sony Xperia Z1 tipped to sport IR blaster, 32 GB storage in Japan

For whatever reason, justified or not, it has become common practice to sometimes have variations of the same device model for different countries. While majority of those differences are usually related to network support, it seems that Sony is making quite a substantial difference in its latest Xperia Z1 flagship exclusively for Japan.

Google Play Store vending machines hit Japan

You can get lots of things from vending machines in Japan: tea, snack foods, beer, and now Android Apps. Capitalizing on the popular Japanese method for getting just about anything, Google has released a series of Play Store vending machines. The Play Store vending machines are tipped to offer apps and games via NFC, rather than a download.

Nexus 10 finally launches in Japan Play Store

Google and Samsung's impressive Nexus 10 tablet has only been available for a few months, but that hasn't been the case for everyone. Sadly those in Japan have been stuck waiting without any realistic option for the slate. The same thing happened originally with its smaller sibling the Nexus 7. Today Google Play in Japan has full stock and the slate is available as we speak.
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