Here at Android Authority, we’ve talked a lot about the Google Nexus 7 tablet since its official unveiling at Google I/O in late June (in fact, we also talked about it before its unveiling as well).
We’ve pitched it against the Amazon Kindle Fire, its main competitor at the present, as well as against what rumors paint to be its future competitors (namely the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 and the Apple iPad Mini). But although we’ve deemed the Nexus 7 to be the best Android device you can purchase for $200, it looks like those interested to purchase have had numerous problems with actually getting the device in their (geeky) hands. Fortunately, Google has stepped up and clarified all availability questions in a post on the official Play website.
As a quick sum up before going into specifics for each country where the Nexus 7 is available for purchase, Google seems to have solved its availability issues. From the looks of it, all orders made next month should start shipping right away, or at least we can hope they will. In addition, Google mentions that when your order ships, you’ll receive a Google Play notification along with a tracking number for you shipment.
All US orders for a standalone 8GB Nexus 7 (meaning orders for the tablet without any accessories) have been shipped. In fact, the 8GB model now being listed as being “in stock” and future orders should be shipped immediately.
Those who have ordered a standalone 16GB Nexus 7 before July 11 should receive their shipment by the end of July 19. If you ordered starting with July 12, you should get your tablet by the end of next week.
Google also mentions that if you ordered a tablet with an accessory, the tablet will arrive first, with “the rest of your order on its way soon”.
If you ordered a 8GB Nexus 7 from the UK, you’ll be glad to know that all Nexus 7 8GB orders should ship by July 20.
If you ordered a 16GB Nexus 7 before June 30, the device will also ship by July 20, with the remaining 16GB Nexus 7 orders poised to ship next week.
All Canadian-bound orders for the 8GB Nexus 7 have been shipped.
Orders for the 16GB model of the Google Nexus 7 should ship in 1-2 weeks.
Orders for both the 8GB and the 16GB variants of the Nexus 7 will be processed by the end of July 19 and should arrive in 3-5 days.