Google's Nexus 7 not sold out in Australia

16GB Nexus 7 shipping to Aussies within 1-2 weeks

Google's Nexus 7: Not sold out in Australia just yet

Google's Nexus 7: Not sold out in Australia just yet

Google has been forced to temporarily stop sales of the 16GB Nexus 7 Android tablet in the US and UK, but the tablet is still on sale in Australia.

Google has cited "high demand" as the reason for the 16GB Nexus 7 currently being unavailable in the US and the UK, though a visit to the Google's Play Store in Australia says the 16GB model will "ship soon" in 1-2 weeks. The 8GB version is listed as being "in stock" and will ship in 3-5 business days.

Read our first impressions of the Nexus 7 here.

US and UK customers trying to purchase the 16GB model need to sign up to be notified by e-mail when the Nexus 7 will become available again, with no time frame or date specified. Google hasn't yet released any sales figures of the tablet, nor stated when it expects stocks in these markets to be replenished.

The Google Nexus 7 went on sale in the US, UK, Canada and Australia last week and was shipped to Australian consumers starting from Wednesday 18 July. Google previously promised that all Australian pre-orders placed before Friday 13 July would be fulfilled and shipped by the end of last week.

Aussies who purchase the 16GB Google Nexus 7 from the Play Store can expect their device to ship in approximately 1-2 weeks.

The Google-branded but ASUS manufactured Nexus 7 device was officially unveiled last month at the company's I/O developers conference.

Google released a statement last week to clarify shipping details confirming an "incredible demand" for the 7in Android tablet.

"We’ve had incredible demand for our new Nexus 7 tablet and are shipping them as quickly as possible," read the statement.

Earlier this month,ASUS revealed that the 16GB model of the Nexus 7 will be sold in Australia through Harvey Norman, JB Hi Fi, Dick Smith, Bing Lee, The Good Guys, Retravision, Radio Rentals, Officeworks, EB Games, Costco, BSR and other authorised resellers from "late July".

The 16GB Nexus 7 is priced at $319 in retail stores, which is the same cost as ordering it directly through the Play Store when you add a $19.99 shipping cost to the $299 price tag.

The cheaper 8GB version of the Nexus 7 ($249 + $19.99 shipping) is only be available to purchase through the Play Store.

The Google Nexus 7 has a smaller 7in screen than the new iPad and is the first device to run the Google's new version of the Android OS, 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Have you ordered a Nexus 7? Have you received it yet? Let us know your experience in the comments below!

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Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

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6 Comments

Royce

1

Heaps of 16GB still for sale if you ring around to find them (in Australia). I picked up mine at Indooroopilli (Brisbane) last night from JB HI FI and they had heaps left.

lostmind008

2

I have received my 16GB Nexus 7 last week here in Sydney. It's an awesome device. I have used iPad before but nexus 7 just feels so right in your palm. Convenient to carry anywhere and it always fits in my jacket pocket. And sharing internet through teethering from my s2 doesn't give me any regret of not having a built n 3g connection rather I believe it saves money at the end of the day as I do not have to for another plan for getting a micro Sim card.

pebz

3

Just got my 16gb in perth from play store on Friday. Also have a nexus phone so bit disappointed I have to reload everything onto this device instead of being able to sync them. Google music will be nice if it ever arrives in oz and make tablet worthwhile. Screen quality is exceptional and responsive as poss. and speakers pretty good. Keyboard and going is on par if not better than the rest.

john

4

I received my 16gb a few days ago. It's an awesome device, don't lag, smooth screen and apps run very good. WiFi is not a problem if u tether from a smartphone with data plan.

bee

5

I pre-ordered mine on 17 July through ebgames online, i still haven't receive my nexus7 yet! Was told it's not enter properly on the order and delayed to mid of AUG. Em..curious to know if there are stocks! :(

John

6

I am going to Boycott until price drops to what US customers are paying. International companies are screwing aussies because they think we can subsidise their US customers by paying our hard earned money.

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