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Google’s Nexus 16GB sold out

23 July 2012

The Nexus has been selling out rapidly online with many brick and mortar stores also reporting not in stock. Google has under estimated the demand although the pre-orders would have been a good indicator. Sources speaking to the Guardian newspaper have said that Google thought most people would be using its cloud services to keep their content online and so would more likely to buy the 8GB version of the Nexus. But since the storage of the device cannot be upgraded most people decided to purchase the 16GB instead.

The 8GB model, costing $199 / £159 is still available from most outlets with 3-5 day delivery time. The 16GB priced at $249 / £199 as ‘Coming Soon – notify by email’ option. The 8GB is in direct competition with Amazons Kindle Fire which also can be bought for $199. Amazon is yet undecided about whether to stock the rival tablet on its online store. The 7 inch device is the first for Google going into the tablet business and demand has been huge since announcing it on 27th June. Google haven’t released any sales figures but it certainly seems to be most talked about tablet currently. This may have been the reason behind the rumors that Apple are also planning to make a smaller 7inch mini-iPad.

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