Google Play vending machines rolling out in Japan

Jordan O'Brien
September 30, 2013

Japan is infamous for its use of vending machines, with you being able to pick up just about anything from a vending machine, but one thing you haven’t been able to pick up is apps for your Android phone — until now. Google is rolling out vending machines which can dispense 18 different games to your smartphone via NFC.

The vending machines will offer a variety of different gametypes as well as both free-to-play and paid games. If you don’t own an Android phone then the machine will also give you the chance to try out a Nexus 4, giving you that first sweet taste of Android’s Jelly Bean flavour.

The first machine is set to go up outside the Parco department store in Shibuya tomorrow, and there will even be some Google employees dressed in boiler suits to give you a hand.

Source: Engadget

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