Google’s Nexus 7 is slowly but surely approaching its official launch as both Google and other third-party retailers are getting ready to accommodate your tablet needs – and by that I mean shipping the Nexus 7 or making the device available in stores.

While we wait for Google to announce the release date of the Nexus 7 – somewhere around mid July – we’ll tell you that pre-orders are still available to anyone interested in the device. In fact, Office Depot is the latest retailer to offer Google Nexus 7 pre-orders. According to a leaked document dug up by Droid-Life, Office Depot “will be authorized to pre-sell the new 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablet in all stores and online.” The device will cost $249.99, which is what Google is charging for it inside Google Play.

Furthermore, the same document reveals that the 16GB Nexus 7 tablet will ship starting with Thursday, July 12 – on the same day, inventory will begin to arrive to 341 select stores.

Those of you interested in getting their hands on a Google Nexus 7 tablet as fast as possible should definitely check with your closest Office Depot retail store to find out more details about the availability of the device. The company will not sell the 8GB version initially, although the document hints that the cheaper Nexus 7 will hit Office Depot at some point in the future.

In case the July 12 date turns out to be the day Office Depot does indeed start shipping the Nexus 7, then we can only assume that Google will also ship the device to those of you that pre-ordered it from Google Play around the same day. We’ll be back with more details once we know more, so don’t go anywhere!

  • Chris Smith

    Why do you have my name!

  • Kenny K

    I just called Google and they told me as of this morning they can not cancel any orders over 1 hour old!!!

    • Apollo Creed

      Hm. I just canceled my pre-order and went with Staples yesterday.

      Also, I distinctly remember the terms of the pre-order saying that there was a cancellation period (pretty sure it was 15 days). Maybe orders placed under those terms and conditions, which I don’t see on the page anymore, are still eligible for cancellation, whereas new orders are being handled differently.

      Still, it’s not good customer service to refuse to cancel an order that hasn’t shipped. And if this change is because they’re close to shipping, telling people that they cannot cancel is probably the most upsetting possible way to deliver the good news.

      • They probably can’t cancel it because they’re in the process of being shipped. That happened to me with Amazon. They wanted to make my shipment overnight (they were late in delivering anyway) but couldn’t nor could I cancel it because UPS had it on the truck already.

  • DS

    Ok, I’m really happy for all the office depot, gamestop and staples customers. What about the ones who made a direct pre-order on Google play store?

  • HookedOnTabs

    My friend tried to cancel preorder on N7 on July 4th. She then tried to cancel on July 5th. Google is shipping 2nd day. Google still refuses to give a shipping date other then mid July. This shows how Google treated her. Feel free to cut and paste this letter and repost anywhere you like.

    Hello Sharon,

    At this point it is no longer possible to cancel this preorder. Preorder shipment processing on your order has begun, which means that our shipping provider is moving forward with delivery preparation.

    Once you receive shipment confirmation and tracking number via email, I recommend leaving a prominent note on the door to let our shipping provider know that you’re refusing delivery of the package. In some cases our shipping provider has returned packages if their drivers see a note for refusal of delivery. The note should include the following:

    – Refuse delivery-Return to Sender – Include signature – Include tracking #

    If your package is returned due to refusal of delivery, your order will be cancelled and refunded within 2 weeks.

    If the package is successfully delivered in spite of the delivery refusal note on your door, you can still refuse delivery of unopened packages within 5 days of delivery. To do so, contact our shipping provider directly to schedule a pick up of your package. Make sure to let them know that the pickup is specifically because you’re refusing delivery.

    IMPORTANT: Don’t open the package. Our shipping provider will not allow refusal of delivery for opened packages.”


    Randal The Google Play Team

    • James Heron

      My preordered Nexus 7 is being delivered tomorrow from Ebuyer.

  • HookedOnTabs

    Hint, remove your credit card from Google Wallet. Then have have no way to legally charge you.

  • C. Legg

    I just got off the phone with Google and the rep said anyone that pre-ordered July 1st or before, your order is at UPS and is ready to be shipped out. Anyone that ordered after July 1st, he said the order should go to UPS next week but no later than early the following week. Then he also said he can’t guarantee anything but that it’s looking very good.

    • #1 Nexus Fan

      June 27 here man, I hope you are right. But if its with UPS wouldn’t they have already emailed me the shipping details? I just hope that I get something today and it gets here Saturday. I don’t want to wait another week!!!!!!

  • C. Legg

    @# 1 Nexus Fan
    I am thinking that they have them ready to ship but possibly haven’t scanned them yet? I ordered mine late, so hopefully ya’ll have them this weekend or early next week at the latest.