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16GB Nexus 7 Now Shipping in 3-4 Weeks On Google Play



The 16GB Google Nexus 7 shipping estimates have slipped. The $250 version of the tablet now ships in 3-4 weeks through the Google Play Store.

Google still lists the 8GB version of the Nexus 7 as shipping in 1-2 weeks. It’s only the 16GB model that will now ship a bit later. We assume this is because Google sold out of its next shipment of the 16GB model, but still 8GB Nexus 7 devices in stock for the next shipment.

The 16GB model is also the model that many retail stores are selling. Stores like GameStop, Office Depot, and Staples only carry the 16GB model of the Jelly Bean tablet. For now it seems like retail might be the best option for getting a Nexus 7 as soon as possible.

Read: Where To Buy The Google Nexus 7


We know that GameStop was already taking pre-orders for the next shipment of the tablet at launch. That next shipment will come in around August 7. Users who want to make sure they get the tablet when it comes in should pre-order it at their local GameStop store. Unfortunately, the video game retailer doesn’t sell the tablet through its website.

Keep in mind, however, that GameStop’s August 7 date is exactly three weeks from today, so ordering through the Google Play Store will likely result in the tablet shipping around the same time. GameStop doesn’t charge the $14 shipping that Google does, however, and you’ll know exactly when it’s available. If Google’s release of the device was so confusing, we have no reason to doubt that subsequent shipments will be as well.



  1. Ben

    07/17/2012 at 9:12 am

    I pre-ordered my nexus 7 at gamestop Friday night, I just got the call it’s in! Wow! No sense in ordering directly from Google. I feel bad for the people who preordered in June and still don’t have it.

  2. Noel

    07/18/2012 at 8:33 am

    I like buying directly from Google…i like the fact they brought that back…will come in handy when the JB Nexus phones arrive. That said..i think Google still have a lot to improve on when it comes to online sales, pre orders, customer products support etc… They need to partner with a Company that has experience in this to ensure smooth gonna get even more hectic when the rumored five JB Nexus devices arrive in abt 5 to 6 month. I love Google and happy the is such a huge demand for the Nexus 7..i wish we had a 32GB/64GB model or one that so incorporate an SD card expansion slot. Not to late to add one more model for abt, $300.

  3. Ben

    07/18/2012 at 9:01 am

    I bought my Galaxy Nexus from them and they have great customer service. But you still get the same treatment even though you buy it at say game stop. I bought mine at game stop and I still get the Google 1 year warranty and will deal directly with Google. And if something goes wrong with my nexus 7 I have the same amount of time to return it to gamestop, only they won’t charge me a restocking fee like Google does. Either way, no matter where you buy the nexus 7 you are dealing with Google, only difference is I got mine faster than the people who pre ordered on June 28th….I am glad Google is upgrading those peoples shipping to overnight…..They should also refund them the shipping.

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