16GB Google Nexus 7 sold out at UK Play Store
Internet giant halts product pre-orders as it fights to meet demand for 7in tablet.
Internet giant Google has stopped taking orders for its 16GB Nexus 7 tablet through the Play store, as it struggles to meet consumer demand for the device.
Visitors to the site hoping to get their hands on the £199 Asus device are told to enter their contact details, if they want to be notified when it is back in stock.
The £159 8GB version of the tablet is still available, according to the site blurb, and will be shipped within three-to-five business days.
In a statement to IT Pro, a Google spokesperson stopped short of providing exact details about when the Play Store expects to stock the device again.
“We’ve had exceptional demand for the Nexus 7, especially the 16GB [model] in the UK,” the statement read.
“As such, we’re currently replenishing, and expect the Play Store to have them back for order as soon as possible.”
Google started taking pre-orders for the device on 28 June, and began shipping them out to customers last week.
The tablet has been lauded by the press since Google unveiled it at the end of last month, thanks to its £199 price tag, which is around £200 cheaper than the equivalent 16GB iPad.
The device features the latest version of the Android operating systems, Jelly Bean 4.1, and is powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor.