It looks like some users will have to wait for a little longer to get a taste of Android Jelly Bean as the Google Nexus 7 is not in stock through most retailers. The tablet marks the debut of the latest Android platform and was released towards the end of the last month.
Only recently the search engine giant announced that the slab has started shipping in the US and has also been dispatched to countries like UK, Australia and Canada. But according to ZDNet, the overwhelming demand of the slab has resulted in the shortage of the device. Retailers like GameStop, B&H, Office Depot, Staples, Kmart, MobileCity and Sam’s Club have already run out tablets to ship.
The demand for the 16GB slab seems to be more than that of the 8GB version. While the Nexus 7 is out of stock at most resellers, the Google Play store continues to sell the device. The 8GB tablet is shipping within 3 – 5 days if reserved through Google’s online store and the one with 16GB onboard memory will knock on users’ doors, 1 – 2 weeks after the pre-order is placed.
To refresh memories, the Android 4.1-based tablet is integrated with a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and 1GB RAM to go with it. It flaunts a 7-inch IPS backlit multi-touch display coated with Corning Gorilla Glass, which can render visuals in 1280 x 800p resolution. The lightweight device has been embedded with a 1.2MP front-mounted snapper, but ships without a rear-facing camera.
The 8GB and 16GB Google Nexus 7 prices are pegged at $199 and $249, respectively.