The Google Nexus 7 is one of the premier budget tablets in the market right now, and with good reason. It has been available since July and until recently it was the undisputed king of budget tablets. However, if there is something that has bothered users over the months with the Nexus 7, it’s the limited stock. Well, its stock issues aren’t as widespread as the Nexus 4 or Nexus 10, but one couldn’t say that the Nexus 7 was available for purchase at any given time. This is where tablets like the iPad Mini and the Kindle Fire HD swooped in and made the most of the opportunity at hand. This was the case since the past few days, as all the variants of the Nexus 7 appeared to be out of stock. But that has changed today, as the Google Play Store has now listed the Nexus 7 as available in all three variants. Only yesterday, we reported about the Nexus 10 getting back in stock on the Google Play Store and it is good news that even the Nexus 7 is back live now. Sadly, the same cannot be said about the Nexus 4.
As the three Nexus devices come from different manufacturers, it’s hard for Google to have them at stock all the time. However, it is the companies’ responsibility to stock up and mass produce devices which are in such high demand. There are no exact sales figures for either of the tablets, but the devices certainly have been popular with everybody. So it would behoove manufacturers to provide for the growing demand for these tablets.
Regardless, it’s now up to Google and the manufacturers to take care of the stocks, at least until the next line of tablets arrive. This I think will be an ideal time to grab a Nexus 4 (if the stocks issue is sorted out by then), as there will be lesser demand for the device when newer and fancier droids show up in the market. As for the Nexus 7, the low end 16GB version will now take 1-2 weeks to ship to your location, while the 32GB (both Wi-Fi only and Cellular variants) will ship in 3-5 business days. We recommend you shell out a little more and get either of the 32GB variants, especially if you’re the impatient type. Storage isn’t that big an issue as users can always add external USB storage devices using a USB OTG cable. Let’s hope the tablet remains in stock for at least another two weeks, so as to not make it another blunder like the Nexus 4.