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Google Nexus 7 shipping in 1-2 weeks, mid-July launch still in the picture

July 10, 2012

We have recently reported not once, but twice, on the potential release date of the hottest Android tablet in town, the Google Nexus 7, and we’re about to tease you some more with potential release dates. Well, technically it’s Google that does the teasing as the company has updated the ship date on the Nexus 7’s Google Play page from 3-4 weeks down to 1-2 weeks.

That means that Google will make that mid-July launch it mentioned during the Google I/O keynote, so in case you have already pre-ordered the device, you should be hearing from your local delivery service in a matter of days.

However, we still don’t have a fixed launch date for the Nexus 7, and the device is still available for pre-order from Google and third-party retailers in several markets including the U.S., Canada, Australia and the UK.

What’s worth noting is that Google is not mentioning any Nexus 7 sales numbers at this time either. The company did reveal after the tablet’s announcement that the first pre-order days brought big sales without actually saying how many Nexus 7 tablets were sold in the first days.

With that in mind, does this ship date change from 3-4 weeks to 1-2 weeks indicate that sells aren’t as strong anymore? With such hot devices, we usually see supply constraints and delayed launches – just try to pre-order a Verizon Galaxy S3 online and see what happens. But this doesn’t appear to be the case for the Nexus 7, as the device is not sold out yet.

On the other hand, Google may have prepared well in advanced for high Nexus 7 demand and the Search giant may be sitting on plenty of Nexus 7 stock to go around.

We’ll be back with more updates on the Nexus 7 ship dates once we have them. In the mean time, continue to keep us in the loop regarding your Nexus 7’s delivery notifications by using the comments section below!