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Nexus 7 release date getting closer, as more shipping reports hit the web

July 9, 2012

The recently announced Google Nexus 7 is going to hit stores in the very near future in various markets and we have various shipping reports hitting the web from left and right to prove that.

When Google unveiled the device in late June during the first Google I/O keynote, the company did not reveal launch dates for its first tablet ever. Instead the company kicked off pre-orders for the Nexus 7 in U.S., Canada and Australia, and we soon learned that UK Android fans will also get the device in the very near future. In addition to Google Play, interested consumers will be able to pick up the device from a variety of third party electronics retailers, and it looks like more and more companies will be ready to offer the tablet to their customers in the near future.

Meanwhile, Mobile Syrup reports that Staples Canada is already taking Nexus 7 pre-orders, although only the 16GB version is available right now, priced at $259. And it looks like the retailer will ship your device on July 23, if not earlier:

Pre-order your Google Nexus 7 Tablet to reserve one of these limited quantity tablets. Estimated sku release date is July 23, 2012. Your credit card will be charged at the time of shipment.

Canadian Nexus 7 buyers will also be able to order their tablet from Best Buy and Future Shop, but it would be a good idea to keep in mind that the pre-ordering the unit from Google Play also nets them a $25 Google Play credit that can be used towards purchasing digital content from the same store.

According to Talk Android, Staples Canada will have the device in stock starting with July 14, while Best Buy and Future Shop will have it on August 10.

UK buyers may receive their Nexus 7 on July 19, according to Currys, but we’ll remind you that Carphone Warehouse will also sell the tablet in the region. Both retailers will have the 16GB in stock, priced at £200. The somewhat-bad news for UK customers is that they won’t have full access to all the goods in Google Play as Google, not that this will necessarily be a buying impediment considering the low price of the device.

As for U.S. buyers, we’re still waiting for Google to announce shipping dates for the Nexus 7, and we’ll remind you that the tablet is rumored to ship at some point this week. In case you received your shipping notice, let us know in the comments section below!