Google stops taking orders for 16GB Nexus 7

Google introduced the Nexus 7 tablet in June 2012.

Story highlights

  • The Google store has stopped taking orders altogether for the tablet
  • The 16GB version is also sold out at GameStop, Kmart, Sam's Club, others
  • Google is still accepting orders for the 8GB version, which costs $199
  • The Nexus 7 tablet has received widely positive reviews from the press

Demand for Google's 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet seems to have well exceeded the tech giant's expectations.

Last week, Google posted a message to its online store saying that shipments of the 16GB model were delayed one to two weeks. Now, the store has stopped taking orders altogether.

Those who want to purchase the $249 version of the tablet are told to sign up to be notified by e-mail when it is back in stock.

The 16GB version is also sold out at GameStop, Kmart, Sam's Club, Office Depot, Staples, B&H, Best Buy in Canada and, according to The Guardian, Tesco in the UK. The only place to get the device online at this point may be eBay.

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Google is still accepting orders for the 8GB version however, which costs $199.

The 7-inch, Asus-built tablet, which began shipping earlier this month, is the first to run the latest version of Android, codename Jelly Bean. It has a 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi) and a quad-core processor.

    It has received widely positive reviews from the press — our own Peter Pachal called it "the Android media tablet the Kindle Fire was supposed to be."

    Are you in the market for a Nexus 7? How are you planning on getting your hands on one?

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