16GB Google Nexus 7 gone like the wind from Google Play Store
advisable to call first to see if stores like Best Buy, or even Staples have the 16GB tablet in stock considering that many of these chains have already reported that they are sold out. But keep in mind that these sold out retailers are talking about pre-orders and there is still a chance that there could be an odd unit or two available inside a physical store. Most people might look at electronics stores like Best Buy and HH Gregg as a place to purchase the tablet, and might not consider an office supply store like Staples. But earlier this month, Staples web site revealed that it would be selling the 16GB version of the tablet.
It is thought that with the thin profit margin on the 8GB model, most retailers have made larger orders of the 16GB model, leading to larger supplies of the higher priced version. Additionally, the stores might have felt that there would be more demand for the 16GB model because with no microSD slot on the device, many potential buyers of the tablet would want as much native memory on the model as possible.
source: 16GBGoogleNexus7, TheVerge via Phandroid
1. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Congrats to Google and Asus. This will soon become the 2nd best selling tablet on the market. (unfortunately I don't see it dethroning the iPad)
6. MeoCao (unregistered)
n7 is not to dethrone the ipad, at least not directly. i think n7's mission is to build the foundation for future android tablets by creating a strong app portfolio adapted to tablets. N7 also set the standard as up to now Android tablets are inadequate in quality and extravagant in price.
15. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
I know it's marketed toward the budget tablet consumer, but with a Tegra 3 processor, Jelly Bean and an HD screen the Nexus 7 is a pretty high-end tablet.
36. darkkjedii (Posts: 14733; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I have an iPad 3 so I'm not looking to spend anymore money on tablets for now, but if I was I'd grab the N7. My boy has one, and that thing is sweet, and solid I love it. I do wish it had a rear camera though, as I'm one of the few geeks that use tablets for pics n vids. As an iPad user I highly recommend the N7. Great piece of hardware.
9. chemhaz (Posts: 160; Member since: 04 May 2012)
agree, there are too many children wanting one as a toy and iDiots out there.
2. robocopvn (Posts: 305; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)
That's why in Vietnam there are many small company importing Nexus 7 with 3 waiting-weeks and sell at the price 290USD for 8GB and 350USD for 16GB and all out of stock already :((
4. MeoCao (unregistered)
600k for the whole world? and that's 300k of 16G model?
that's a joke.
29. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7005; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Think you're the big joker around here. 249$ for 16gb
32. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)
He's not talking about price.. he's talking about quantity made
5. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
This just proves that this would fly off the shelves if they just added an sd slot, even for a 250$ price.
Stupid Google and their no-memory expansion stubborness!-.-
Masters of sabotaging themselves
10. dmn666 (Posts: 209; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
LOL...Dude, Google is not that stupid. They just want to sell 16GB versions more as those have higher profit margins - something they learned from Apple. An 8 GB memory card costs around $10 and no one would pay the extra $50 for the 16 GB version if there was an 8GB with microsd.
14. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
true . Dmn666 is smart and darac is a dumbass
17. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I see, so you're an idiot.
The thing is - an 8gb flash memory plus an empty sd slot is cheaper to produce than a 16gb flash memory. It would give even more profit margin at the same asking price.
Now I ask you, if both are $250, which option would you buy?
To me, it's a no brainer.
The reason why google doesn't include sd slots in their products is supposedly because they want optimal performance, and also to emphasize the cloud cr!p.
Since low quality sd card can slow down the system considerably. But that was the issue a year or two ago, now with quad core and JB, it should be negligible.
18. MeoCao (unregistered)
N7 are selling at cost b-c Google wants people to use their cloud based service on the tablet. With limited storage people will have more reasons to use the cloud, Making profits directly from selling N7 is not Google's intention.
30. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Why am I thumbed down without any counter argument?
Or the android trolls just thumb down everything with even the slightest criticism towards Google.
The ironic thing is I love google and android and want the best possible success for both.
31. dmn666 (Posts: 209; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I agree that 8 GB with SD slot for $250 would still be a great buy. But Google definitely wants to place N7 against Kindle - so $200 price tag probably makes more sense to repeat/pass the success kindle had.
34. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
..and my point was that, given that the demand for 250$ model apparently far exceeds the cheaper variant, they were wrong.
People are very willing to pay more for more memory.
And imo, an sd slot is a better solution than adding extra 8gigs.
Adds a lot of value to this otherwise excellent product.
Besides..kindle fire is nothing. Just check how depleted its sales are. A petty million per quarter.
35. robocopvn (Posts: 305; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)
I see your point. storage limit keeps me away from Nexus 7 as I experienced the same thing with Kindle Fire but as we all know Nexus devices never have microSD slot :(
37. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
ipad costs double and has no expansion either...I don't know how to get short of space on 16 gb? I need to install full of trash and heavy 2gb games from gameloft beside the whole music collection that I keep anyway on the phone.
Anyways I remind you that Android is usb compatible...just plug a WD 1 tera hdd and you're done
24. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
actually, its a known fact that installing apps and games on memory card makes the phone(or tablet) slow,thats the reason why you will never find memory card on apple products which are known for elegance smoothness and stability, we know that android doesn't give such a good experience, so google is trying its best to make things better and better, if they include a memory card, then their project butter will go in vain,a memory card will make the tablet slower and google doesn't want that, i think they should have made a 32gb 3g version for $299
7. wendygarett (unregistered)
Sold out?? How about the new iPad... It has 5mp camera. 9inch retina display. The best of all, it only cost you $399 :)
8. chemhaz (Posts: 160; Member since: 04 May 2012)
but it has iOS and is TWICE the price, no thanks
25. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
ios is actually the plus point for the user and the developer, price is the real issue
13. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Wow horrible grammar and I'm pretty sure it costs $500 for the base model. Not to mention that the Tegra 3 kicks the A5X's ass.
27. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
i have an ipad and a new nexus 7, i have installed the dark knight game on both and i found out that the ipad version was more elegant richer and smoother but the android version was brighter so i think apple was right that A5x gives 4 times better graphics performance than tegra 3,but i must agree, the tegra 3 never made me feel like i was using a $199 tablet, its a great value for money,but i wish it had a better display and a 32gb 3g version for $299 because the batman game itself sucked up 2gb memory
19. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
if ipad was 200 then you would be right. it would sell out
28. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
a $299 ipad is in the making, in case you are waiting for one
21. wendygarett (unregistered)
I just give you guy the alternative... Don't need rush to thumb me down... It's not a bad deal... And it has siri :)
22. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
The hell is a Siri? There's Google Now on the Nexus 7.
26. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
this tablet is made for those who don't have enough money to buy an ipad, that's the reason why nexus 7 doesn't have 32,64gb and 4g versions...
38. protozeloz (Posts: 5387; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
new iPad is not 399 its price is (http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_ipad/family/ipad) the iPad 2 is 399 and you can buy 2 nexus with that price
11. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
actually, even the 16gb space is not enough, the batman game itself sucked up close to 2 gb space
12. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Instead of saying selling like hotcakes
I would say selling like pirated Bluray/Dvd/Porn in a Malaysian Night Market
20. Chuck.Norris (unregistered)
I ordered the 16 gig model on the 2nd of July and got a shipping tracking number on the 18th, was expecting a delivery on the 20th through Fedex Australia, my credit card got Charged on the 18th, after wating all day for the delivery I rang Fedex only to be told that Google have emailed them to not deliver it to me and to send it back, I called google after waiting for 3 hours on the phone only to be told they have no idea to what have happened, my Google Wallet account still shows that I got charged and no refund or a new tracking number have been given, I jumped ship from apple a year ago, one thing I have to give credit to apple is their customer service to me has been 100% shame about their Iphone product though :-). still waiting to hear from Google......
could it be they needed stock and they issued the email to fedex to send it back????
23. roscuthiii (Posts: 1887; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
I think someone at FedEx Australia just got himself a brand-spanking new Nexus 7, at your expense.
39. darkvadervip (Posts: 360; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
Just for the true fans of both apple and google this might need to be said. The apple brand has nothing to do with how many it sells it's about quality in a product with updates to keep the product fresh. When you buy an iPhone it's meant to satisfy you for the duration of your contract or until the next model comes out but unlike Andriod the google phones must constantly be remade over to keep it fresh. There is no android phone that stays out a whole year until replace by a new one. The average is 2 to 3 months. Example look at the galaxy line. The note ain't been out that long but already being replace by the note 2 thus year. Galaxy 2 got replace within months by the three. Not to mention the htc has the quality but let Samsung copy the Sense program with TouchWiz or is it just me. But my guess is windows 8 will be a success!
40. MISTER_H (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
you need to be well of to stay with android...
cause techs specs kick in every 6months... Apple
are for cheap people...
41. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I would get the 16GB too, I just got to wait till my budget opens up a bit.
42. robocopvn (Posts: 305; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)
If I were Google, I will Make the Nexus7 with only 1 model : 8GB with MicroSD-slot and sell for 250usd (like Tab 2 7.0) or 300usd in the first 6 months.