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Google Chromecast launch followed by Nexus 5, Nexus 7 expansion

Google's international expansion has continued with the launch of the Nexus 5 smartphone and Nexus 7 tablet in a handful of new countries.

Related: Google Nexus 5 review

Already available in 10 markets throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, the mobile devices are now on sale in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Sweden. Prices vary by country.

Both products debuted last year, initially launching in the US, Canada, and the UK, among other locations.

Three versions of the new Nexus 7 with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean hit shelves in July 2013: a 16GB Wi-Fi model, 32GB Wi-Fi version, and 32GB 4G LTE variant. The latest rollout restricts most customers to the Wi-Fi-only version of the slate, though an LTE model is now available in Italy and India.

Read more: Google Nexus 7 (2013) review

The tablet runs a 1.4GHz, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, and comes with 2GB of memory, dual-band Wi-Fi, and support for Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, wireless charging, and more.

In October 2013, the search giant used its next-generation smartphone, the Nexus 5, to help launch the updated Android 4.4 KitKat mobile OS. The 4.95in handset sports a Full HD, 1,920 x 1,080 pixel display with 445ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It runs a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, and 450MHz Adreno 330 GPU.

Later versions — including a white Nexus 7 and a bright red Nexus 5 — also hit the Google Play store, though it's unlikely those colours will be available to new international customers.

Related: Google releases bright red Nexus 5

This Nexus expansion comes just as Google announced the availability of its Chromecast streaming dongle in 11 new locations, including Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the UK

Read more: Google Chromecast now on sale in UK for £30