8GB Nexus 7 tablet sells out in the Play Store

by: LucianAugust 7, 2012

It seems the Nexus 7 is such a hot product that Google and Asus can barely keep making it before it sells out. Soon after it launched, the 16GB version sold out, and was unavailable for two weeks. That was surprising considering it was the more expensive and not-so-promoted version, compared to the $199 8GB Nexus 7 model. But maybe people wanted to be cautious in regard to the available storage they would have and that’s how the 16GB version sold out first.

Now it seems the 8GB is the one that sold out. The 8GB Nexus 7 is now marked as “coming soon”, which is what the Google Play Store said when the 16GB version was out of stock. Fortunately, the 16GB model is still available for purchase, at least for now.

The fact that the Nexus 7 is such a hot selling product is not much of a surprise, considering it has received some of the best reviews for a tech product in recent history, not to mention its incredible $200-$250 price tag despite not having to make that many compromises compared to more expensive tablets.

Jelly Bean, the best Android version yet, which makes a huge difference in the actual experience of using the device, has played a big role in the selling out of the Nexus 7 as well. Moreover, other things like Google Now search and the richer notifications are very compelling features as well, that many people want to try for themselves. And for such an affordable price, why not buy it?

  • Kris

    I received the 16GB version and the touch screen did not work right. Google is sending a replacement. already in the mail. I’ve heard many disturbing reports about the screens

    • markg3r5

      Any problems are being blown out off all proportion by Apple spin doctors on xda

  • MickeyB

    I’ve got one, no problems with it all and I love it :)

  • Beazy

    Staples: sold out, Best Buy:sold out, Futureshop: sold out.
    Can’t find one in Canada unless I order it off the Google Play store and I want to avoid doing that because of shipping charges and the hassle of returning it in the case I get a faulty unit.

  • d

    No problems with my 8Gig wish the screen would rotate though…

  • kilo

    Rooted, USB otg cable, originally 8gig but now using USB thumb drive to extend by 64 gig. Love rooted devices no limitations :-)