Everyone has been talking about the new Google Nexus 7 tablet hitting the market and orders have been going pretty well for Google. Retail outlets like Staples sold out of the Google Jelly Bean Android operating system device before most people could even see one in the store.
The Google Tablet in the 16GB version has been completely halted on the sales page after selling out. It seems that Google didn’t expect the demand in the market for more storage space on tablets.
At first it was pure speculation whether Google actually sold out of the Nexus 7 tablet but The Guardian in the UK confirmed the situation after talking to Google officials. The Guardian stated, “Google’s planners had thought that buyers on the Google Play store, more than from physical or online retailers, would be more committed to the company’s “cloud” concept, and so would have more of their content stored online, rather than wanting to keep it on the device.”
The sales page for Google’s Nexus 7 tablet now tells people to enter their email to be notified when the 16GB version is available. The message, “Coming Soon” is top and center before people ask to get notified. It’s been reported that manufacturer ASUS is trying to get production up to demand and will most likely allocate more demand for the 16GB version.
Specs for the new Google Nexus 7″ Tablet are:
- 7” 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi)
- Back-lit IPS display
- Scratch-resistant Corning glass
- 1.2MP front-facing camera
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- 4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)
- Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
- NFC (Android Beam)
Nexus 7 Sold at a LOSS & Teardown Images ($184 + Other Costs =
Andy Rubin has already made it known that Google isn’t planning to profit from the Nexus 7’s hardware. A teardown conducted suggests that the true extent of our ‘discount’ may have been underplayed, because the Nexus 7’s parts alone reportedly add up to around $184. That’s just $15 below the current asking price for an 8GB model, before you even get to all the added costs like packaging, distribution, support, marketing and the tidy $25 Google Play voucher that comes as part of the bundle. Now, these figures may not be reliable, because who knows what deals Google and ASUS managed to negotiate, but still, it’s further evidence (in case you needed it) that this tablet makes for a smart purchase.
Introducing Nexus 7
With a stunning 7″ display, powerful quad-core processor and all day battery life, Nexus 7 was built to bring you the best of Google in a slim, portable package that fits perfectly in your hand.
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