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Now that Google has come official with this news, it is time to announce that Google is no longer going to be selling the Nexus 7. That’s right, for all intents, the 7-inch Android tablet that has been the benchmark of Google’s vision for Android in a tablet, is no more.

Over the weekend, Google rather silently pulled the Nexus 7 from the online store, leaving just the Nexus 9 when searching for a tablet in the Google Store. Official word, as reported by Engadget, is that there is still some inventory around the stores and carriers, but their emphasis is now on the Nexus 9, built by HTC.

If you are still considering this tablet, which we recently put side-by-side the iPad Mini 3 in a little shootout, you best not waste any time. Head to stores like Amazon, which still have stock starting at $165.00.

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The Nexus 7, as mentioned, has been a fairly solid device for most users. Indeed, everyone we know that still has their original 2012 version of the tablet, are still huge fans of the ASUS built device. Even if, like my own 16GB model, it has a few issues. Sadly, in more recent developments, many Nexus 7 users of both the 2012 and 2013 models, have been experiencing near complete device failures, be sure to read up on that before you spend your cash.

As the Nexus 7 comes to its end, let’s pay homage to it by bringing you our initial device review and a few highlights from its time with us. (That sounded pretty morbid, we still use our Nexus 7 tablets, and love ’em, but we have to admit that the specs are a little dated, obviously, and we just might consider buying something a little newer if we were buying now ourselves.)

It is not a sad day, folks, it is just the next step in the evolution of Nexus tablets as Google discontinues selling the Nexus 7 in the Google Store. Do you think there will be a 2015 version of the Nexus 7 launching later this year?

Jonathan Feist
Android purist and enthusiast, rarely more than arms reach from a stock Nexus 7. Often accused of being a Google fanboy, proud of it. Proponent for Android customization and personalization, if you can change it, make it your own!