There was never any doubt that the Google Nexus 7 release date would be one of the most important in the history of the consumer tech market and indeed an industry turning point, but it now appears that even Google wasn’t prepared for the biblical levels of attention the 7-inch tab was to garner.
According to reports from Reuters over the course of the weekend, Google Nexus 7 preorders have already far outstripped Google’s supplies – essentially meaning that the tablet has sold out across America before ever having made it to store shelves. Google confirmed that the Nexus 7 would begin shipping over the weekend with deliveries to be made this week, though it now seems there may be delays on the cards for those not at the front of the online queue.
Reports suggest that Nexus 7 preorders have already exhausted Google’s first two shipments from its core suppliers, with numerous third-party vendors having also listed the tablet as being temporarily out of stock. Unfortunately, rumor has it that Google’s next wave of Nexus 7 tablets isn’t due to arrive until August, meaning that those buyers who haven’t already received their orders or tracking numbers may be waiting at least another two weeks.
There have also been reports of thousands of customers successfully making orders online via the Staples website, only to find their orders cancelled as stocks of the Nexus 7 ran dry.
Bad news for buyers of course, but music to the ears of Google given the incredible global attention the Nexus 7 is gathering. Following in the footsteps of the Amazon Kindle Fire, the Nexus 7 delivers a truly affordable tablet PC experience for just $199, though manages to pack a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as its OS.
Word on the street is that the Nexus 7 may be in for some company in the near future in the form of the Nexus 10 – essentially a bumped-up version of the Nexus 7 designed to head-to-head with the iPad, though sporting a much cheaper price tag.