Google’s 16GB Nexus 7 tablet sold out

google-nexus-7Google seems to have underestimated demand for its first tablet computer, or, at the very least, overestimated the public’s love of “the cloud.”

TechCrunch and other media sites are reporting the 16 gigabyte version of the Nexus 7, a 7-inch Android 4.1 tablet, is sold out at the Google Play store.

The $200 8GB version, available only online, is still in stock. Since the Nexus 7 does not have a memory card slot, and the micro-USB port does not currently support mass storage devices, consumers seem to prefer the $250 model with more storage capacity.

New orders for the 16GB tablet have been halted, according to The Guardian. Asus, manufacturer of the tablet for Google, is allegedly ramping up production to meet demand.

Sears, and perhaps other brick-and-mortar stores, appears to still have the 16GB unit in stock.

Though the Nexus 7 has received glowing reviews and seems popular, Google has not released any sales figures.

I ordered a 16GB version July 13 but was told by Google it would not ship until this week.

* Google picks fight with Amazon’s “rogue Android,” the Kindle Fire.

25 comments Add your comment


July 23rd, 2012
8:21 am

interesting….I am not a “Tech Head” but after reading up on this tablet I think I will treat myself to one.


July 23rd, 2012
8:25 am

no itunes, and can it read books better than kindle?

Turtle Man

July 23rd, 2012
8:44 am

Down with Apple. Get ‘em Google!

Clayton Bigsby

July 23rd, 2012
8:44 am

Don’t waste you time.. The Asus Infinity TF700T is the “Swiss Knife” of tablets. 32GB –> HD Screen –> Micro SD slot (supported up GB). Just $200 more and you could be revving the engine of a Bugatti instead of creeping in a Pinto..

Net Radio Jock

July 23rd, 2012
8:59 am

This sounds like a good tablet. I have a Blackberry Playbook and it is GREAT. I love it. People are sleeping on the BB Playbook.


July 23rd, 2012
9:09 am

@Clayton Google was/is trying to compete with the Kindle Fire not the iPad. If you want to spend $100K on a car you get a $100K car with all the bells and whistles, if you want to spend $10K on a Pinto you get a Pinto.


July 23rd, 2012
9:31 am

We got the 8gb version last week and it’s great! Small, light and beautiful but lightning quick.

worth the wait

July 23rd, 2012
9:42 am

I waiting on the Microsoft tablet coming out in January 2013.
It will have USB, HD, Office Suite, and Explorer.
What else can you ask for?!


July 23rd, 2012
9:48 am

@Clayton You do realize it’s the Nexus 7 has the same Tegra 3 processor as the Asus Infinity, right? That’s why the Nexus 7 is such a bang for the buck. It’s got a high res screen in it’s own right for being a 7-incher and plenty of ram. The only drawback is lack of microSD and that’s why people are gunning for the 16gb version.

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July 23rd, 2012
10:07 am

@Clayton Does the Asus come in braille?


July 23rd, 2012
11:02 am

I have the 8GB version and it has been really nice! Also, bought a case from I-Blason and it is perfect, comes with a stylus. Great job, Google! Hopefully, APPLE won’t try and block this one…


July 23rd, 2012
11:37 am

lol @ the name Clayton Bigsby…long live Dave Chappelle show…..but…think about it, the cloud reduces your need to keep a lot of junk in storage………genius idea…pay less money and utilize the latest technology. The IPad is amazing and all, but at some point as consumers we have to make up our minds to stop being Apples beehotches (like we failed to do with Microsoft) and maybe they will realize that something half prices that functions practically the same is a threat to their stranglehold on the tablet. Where the consoles go, the developers/consumers will follow.

John Tackett

July 23rd, 2012
12:39 pm

@Raul – Thanks for the lead on the case.. Been looking for one for my 8gb Nexus 7. @Worth the wait – MS tablet – no pricing and in order to get full function you will need to by the more expensive version of the 2 – the other has limited MS application functionality. I use Documents to go on my Nexus7 and have no issues with MS apps

Barney Strickland

July 23rd, 2012
12:43 pm

I’m disappointed it doesn’t have a Mini- HDMI port….. That would be cool as well as micro SD along with USB…. Oh well, maybe the next version…. better… more powerful…. more options….CHEAPER! Patience is a virtue when buying techstuff….

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Joe Tech

July 23rd, 2012
1:37 pm

That TF700T is too big…10.1″. Costs more. I-Pad size = too big. Won’t fit in pocket. The whole point in having the Google Nexus is uber power that fits in pocket. They screwed up not putting a card slot in it, though, so I won’t be buying this mode. Sure they will come out with a Google Nexus with a card slot. Any tablet without a card slot is kinda worthless.

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July 23rd, 2012
2:37 pm

I ordered mine the same day as my son. He got his but mine has not come. Are they going to honor the pre-sale price????

Charlie S

July 23rd, 2012
4:17 pm

Love this: @Clayton Google was/is trying to compete with the Kindle Fire not the iPad. If you want to spend $100K on a car you get a $100K car with all the bells and whistles, if you want to spend $10K on a Pinto you get a Pinto.


July 23rd, 2012
4:39 pm

it’s an old marketing strategy—create false hype by underproducing a new product, then announce they are “sold out!” — other chumps will think they better get one quick. It works every time.


July 27th, 2012
11:59 pm

Nexus tablet is still available.