Google’s inventory issues seem to have followed them into 2013. We’ve received an explanation as to why the Nexus 4 continues to be sold out. However, it appears another Nexus has gone dry in the Google Play Store. This time, it’s the Nexus 10.
There is no word on when they sold out or when they’ll be back in stock, sadly. So if you were really wanting a Nexus 10 today, you won’t be getting it from the Google Play Store. Not today at least. We’ve come to expect this problems from LG, but Samsung typically does better with their stock.
There are plenty of other options. As Android Police’s Jeremiah Rice suggests, retail outlets like Walmart or Target are an option. There are some smaller places that will carry it as well. All this means is that you can’t get it straight from Google.
A second option is simply waiting for Google I/O 2013. At last year’s Google I/O, the Nexus 7 was released. So there very well could be a newer tablet available this year that could be worth waiting for. If you must have the Nexus 10, retails stores are your only option. Was anyone looking to pick up the Nexus 10 today?
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“We’ve come to expect this problems from LG, but Samsung typically does better with their stock.” Maybe in the US because in the Europe, the Nexus 10 has the same supply problems as the Nexus 4. Google are really looking like amateurs with these Nexus devices. It’s not like they have sold millions and cannot keep up.
In Google’s defense, if you look at the prior sales numbers and demand of Nexus devices, they nowhere near approach the current Nexus devices. They should’ve planned better, but the history Nexus is that they usually aren’t this popular.
I understand that but with those specs and that price tag they should have known better. The previous nexus devices didn’t have such an interesting price (I cannot find the exact initial release price for the different devices).
Agreed, they absolutely should’ve known better. The initial release of the Gnex was on Verizon, which means it was expensive as all hell when it was released ;)
$529.00 for all the other ones…
Nexus 10 has been sold out internationally for 2 month. Just amazed with Google’s incompetence in this area
I agree…I agree. What a pathetic way of hanlding Nexus brand from the get go..I mean even Nexus 1 era
I don’t understand this at all, why did Google handle the LG Nexus 4 and the Samsung Nexus 10 so differently (or poorly for better word) than the Google Nexus 7 by Asus?
One reason the Nexus 7 has been such a hit with consumers is the device was sold both online in the Google Play Store, but more importantly in retail stores like Walmart. I bought my Nexus 7 (16GB) at Walmart because that’s the way I was comfortable doing it and they had it in-stock.
Google should have sold both the LG Nexus 4 and the Samsung Nexus 10 in stores (Nexus 10 is online at Walmart.com, but never seen in-stock at the stores) next to the Nexus 7. What a shame, such good devices and yet if consumers can’t buy them, what good are they…
That is not really the problem with the nexus 4 and 10. The devices are not even available on the play store. How can they be available in store if they are not even fabricated? What you are saying is only relevant if the device sold poorly and was at the same time available which is not the case. For instance this was the case with the surface which didn’t sell as expected but was only available through the the microsoft store (at least at the beginning in Europe).
Google will be showcasing an upgraded Nexus 10 at MWC next month anyway. Hopefully they’ll fix up their supply issues by then.
Google is doing what Apple does with all their releases, by limiting the number of their devices so theres a bigger demand for them, but obviously Google has unintentionally.
It’s back. Already, they are back in stock, if you check the website.