Jul 22, 2012

Google’s Stopped Selling 16GB Nexus 7 Tablets Because They’re Too PopularGoogle’s Stopped Selling 16GB Nexus 7 Tablets Because They’re Too Popular

Google's Nexus 7 tablet is so popular that sales had to be suspended to try to catch up with demand. Units that were ordered up until last week will be delivered on time.

The shortage comes because Google was taken totally off guard by how popular the 16GB model would be. It had expected the $200 8GB model to be the big seller. That hasn't happened, though. Instead, the $250 16GB model has been a massive, surprising success.

This will probably be a minor setback at worst for Google and the Nexus 7. But hopefully it's also a wakeup call for Google and its competitors that the battle to catch the iPad isn't just a race to the bottom. More here.

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Leon Kennedy said...

Guess it's time to buy a tablet

Drake said...

Interesting post. I use the new iPad and have yet to check out any other types of tablets... Maybe I should get on that! It'd be awesome if you'd check out my new music blog. "Project Trill"

YeamieWaffles said...

I honestly think that this is great news for Google, it's better that the oversell than they undersell if that makes sense. I get what you're saying at the same time though that they should have been better prepared because now they're losing out but at least the tablet's been a major success, competition is always good even when it's competing with Apple.

Adam said...

wow too much of a good thing I guess