16GB Google Nexus 7 gone like the wind from Google Play Store

16GB Google Nexus 7 gone like the wind from Google Play Store
The 16GB model of the Google Nexus 7 is sold out from the Google Play Store and for the time being cannot be ordered from the online store. The tablet's page on Google Play Store now shows that it is "coming soon" and offers a place for you to leave your email address so that you can be notified when the 16GB ASUS made tablet is available once again. While the 16GB model of the Google Nexus 7 is sold out, the 8GB version still can be purchased from the Google Play Store for $199. The 16GB model is priced at $249 when available.

Some brick and mortar stores might have the 16GB model of the Google Nexus 7 in stock. It is 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: 16GBGoogleNexus7TheVerge via Phandroid

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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 4325 mAh



1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 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: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

agree, there are too many children wanting one as a toy and iDiots out there.

2. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 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 :((

3. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Go google go.best tablet for its price

4. MeoCao unregistered

600k for the whole world? and that's 300k of 16G model? that's a joke.

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Think you're the big joker around here. 249$ for 16gb

32. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012

He's not talking about price.. he's talking about quantity made

33. kyp5035

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 19, 2012


5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 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: Jul 01, 2012

true . Dmn666 is smart and darac is a dumbass

16. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Who made u the judge?

17. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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: Oct 17, 2011

WTF? 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: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 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: Oct 17, 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: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 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: Oct 20, 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: Jul 08, 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: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

but it has iOS and is TWICE the price, no thanks

25. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

ios is actually the plus point for the user and the developer, price is the real issue

13. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 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: Jul 08, 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: May 22, 2012

if ipad was 200 then you would be right. it would sell out

28. thebest

Posts: 231; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

a $299 ipad is in the making, in case you are waiting for one

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