Google Nexus 7 Sold Out at Most Retailers
The Google Nexus 7 has sold out at several retailers on its first day of availability.
According to Reuters, GameStop has confirmed that it is completely sold out of its Nexus 7 inventory and doesn’t expect to have the device back in stock until August. The company says that it went through both of its two allotments of the device although the retailer declined to share just how many devices it had sold.
Two other Nexus 7 retailers, Sam’s Club and Staples, both show that the Nexus 7 is out of stock on their websites. Another retailer, Office Depot, still has stock remaining although that stock will likely become extinct in the not-so-distant future.
Google’s website still lists the device as being up for pre-order and still lists it as shipping out in 1-2 weeks.
The news comes shortly after Google started shipping the device out to those who pre-ordered the 7-inch tablet. The device has been available for pre-order since the company announced the Nexus 7 at its Google I/O developers conference at the end of June.
Those who pre-ordered through Google between Google I/O and today will see their devices shipped out within the next three days.
It’s still unclear where or when the Nexus 7 will become available in physical retail locations or if anyone other than Google will start selling the cheaper $199 8GB Nexus 7. That model is currently only available through the Google Play Store.
The Nexus 7 features a 7-inch display that will feature 1280×800 resolution. It will feature a Tegra 3 quad-core processor from NVIDIA. It also features a front-facing camera for video chatting purposes, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth support, and up to 9 hours of HD video.
It’s available in two variants including a 8GB Nexus 7 for $199 and a larger 16GB Nexus 7 for $249.
It also has a hidden feature in that it has support for a magnetic smart cover, something that Google did not unveil at Google I/O or in the device’s listed specs.