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Nexus 7 Status Changes to Shipping in “1-2 Weeks”

The Nexus 7 in the Google Play store has been updated this morning to show an estimated shipping period of “1-2 weeks” instead of the “3-4 weeks” it had been at since being announced. With Android 4.1 being pushed to AOSP yesterday, the timing for release couldn’t be more perfect. Since the Nexus 7 is one of the first devices on the planet to have official Jelly Bean, it would seem to make sense that it would hit AOSP and then the device would ship to consumers.

We are also hearing from some that credit cards are either being charged for pre-orders of the device or have at least moved to “pending.” That’s usually a pretty good indicator that things are about to ship.

Via:  Play

Cheers George, Chris, and NCSUGolfer01!

  • Alex

    Hello, does ship internationally?

  • http://support.google.com/googleplay/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2670129&topic=2451685&ctx=topic

    At least they have updated the play help to include info on the play credits.

  • NY Customer

    I just spoke to Google, I live in NY I ordered mine on 7/7 and they said they will process the orders this week so I should have my shipment via UPS next week. Good News !!

  • Booyah

    Just called Google Play and dude told me that they’re shipping in a couple days, should expect it later this week or early next week! Booyah!

  • Brian

    My credit card was immediately charges when I per-ordered mine last week.

    • Brian


  • SeanBello

    if these ppl are getting them on the 12th then with the 2 day shipping they’d have to ship today for us to get them at the same time, and I’m guessing since it’s 4:30 (my time), that’s not gonna happen.

  • abbadebo

    The Staples in Clearwater FL has them in stock. Not for sale of course. Info from Staples AS400 system.

  • cbrew24

    I pre-ordered at Gamestop today and they said I could pick it up 7/12. I hope they weren’t lying.

  • LionStone

    I pre-ordered on June 29, to be shipped to my address by SFO, coming from San Jose/Mtn View I believe, maybe by Friday? That would be 2 weeks and I believe it said 2-3 when I ordered. I hope this week since I’m only about 30 minutes from the source.

  • Mine said 2-3 weeks when I bought it Sunday (two days ago) and now there’s a pending charge on mine card. This is pretty exciting.

  • moozicmon

    If Staples customers get the tablet before those who ordered the day the device was announced I’m refusing shipment. It’s bad enough it’s more expensive through the Play store, but shipping after Staples? That’s just adding insult to injury.

    • goatodoom

      I’ll take yours if you don’t want it

    • 1966CAH

      As far as I can tell, thy are the same price. Staples is offering free delivery, but Google is giving away $25 in Play store credit, which still puts me money ahead. If Staples units have that as well (which I did not see on the web page) then they do indeed have the better deal.
      However you and everyone else here is right. They should not be putting these in customers’ hands before the rest of us who pre-ordered get ours!

      • OhAaron

        You get the $25 credit with Staples too. I wish I had ordered mine from Staples. :/ You also get Transformers Dark of the Moon (as you do with Play).

    • DS

      I’m totally with you. If I won’t get it before Staples customers, I’ll send both ordered tablets back no matter how much I like them. And it really looks like this is what is going to happen, since Staples starts shipping them tomorrow.

  • joepedus

    Geez, don’t know whether to jump on this or to wait for the 10″ in the fall.

    • Depends on the size you are wanting. I life the 7″ is seems more portable for me.

    • LionStone

      Also depends if you have the Galaxy Nexus or not…if you do, I’d just wait since you’ll get or/have JB, but if you don’t then I’d jump 😉

  • It’s funny how everyone freaks out about shipping. This is the same thing we all went through with the Xoom. Just have patience, it will be here soon enough.

    • DukerDjango

      Well I wouldn’t call it freaking out, one can get excited, it’s all part of the fun of waiting and anticipating and looking forward to a new toy.

      • Trust me I can’t wait to get mine. It just seems like a little much that we always get so exited over every new device that comes out.

  • Shouldn’t we get an email from Google when it ships?

    • Ian Smith

      the most relevant comment on this thread.

  • Chotis

    A word about “pending” charges:

    When you ordered the tablet on Play, Google made a pre-authorization (or pending) charge on your credit card. This isn’t an actual charge. It’s an attempt for the vendor to verify that you have enough available credit for the purchase. The same thing happens when you go to the gas station and pay at the pump, you’ll see a pending charge for $1 or sometimes $100 to confirm that the credit card is valid. Pending charges will be removed after 2 weeks or until the actual charge has been made, whatever comes first.

    • jeesung

      this is not the original pending charge from when i placed the order. this is a new pending charge dated 7/9

    • Jeremiah Martin

      I think every bank is different but most put a hold for 5 business days. I preordered mine on 7/3 at 10PM. They put a hold for the full purchase and then yesterday 7/10 the hold is gone.

    • JonInNC

      I placed my order during the live i/o event on 6/28. I paid my credit card bill today, which included the purchase from Google. So, any pre-auths were charged as actual purchases.

  • I preordered the N7 withing 5 minutes of the announcement, I have seen no update to my Google order, although I just spoke to my credit card company and they said I was charged by Google on the 4th. I am hoping this means that my Google order will ship for this weekend. I have also emailed Google through the device support page with my order number. If I get any information before the end of the day I will pass it along.

  • ddevito

    Where do you see where the shipping status is? I logged into Google wallet online and only see when I ordered it (june 27) and in the play store I only see a status of ‘complete’

    • Anthony Armando

      that is the only place to see order status for products/services/etc bought using google wallet. i ordered some car parts from a retailer that used google wallet and i received multiple status updates, including tracking information, once the order shipped.

      it is possible that google is delaying notifications on google wallet as they process all of the pre-orders so as to not cause a furor by some people because their order wasnt processed yet.

  • matt

    No charge to my account yet 🙁

  • EvanTheGamer

    HELL yeah! I knew that that failing Nokia couldn’t keep Google from its Nexus 7 shipping schedule! *knock on wood!*

    But hopefully they won’t ship the N7 until next week, which is when I get paid again. haha

    Can’t wait!

  • Anthony Armando

    i placed my preorder within an hour of the announcement and the last status update inside of google wallet is “Jun 27 Google Inc. received your order.” you should be looking at your google wallet status info, but your credit card/bank info. when you buy stuff online it is very common for the seller to “charge” the card and then remove the charge from your statement. this is basically them reserving the funds from your account until they do actually charge. this status changes can take 24 hours to update.

  • dhirensavalia

    I ordered mine on America’s birthday (Fourth of July). I would love to get it Friday the 13th. Good things have happened to me those days.

    • EvanTheGamer

      1-2 weeks usually means just that, 1-2 weeks. lol BUT hey, I’m hoping though!

      But since I pre-ordered it at GameStop, I wonder if their release schedule is the same as Google’s…I hope so.

      • Keith0606

        it might just be 1-2 weeks for someone who purchases it today. Not people who purchased at pre-order launch.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Right, but it doesn’t actually say that. It only says “Ships in 1-2 weeks”.

          But hey, we’ll see soon enough, hopefully in a few days.

  • Brock Johnson

    It charged my debit card last wednesday so I better get mine first!!!!

    • Bionic

      that was just a hold, mine did the same thing but it never got out of “pending” status

      • Yeah, I saw the charge come through on the 27, but now it is gone from my account. Therefore, they were only verifying the account before processing. I’m hoping it comes through soon. I leave for 2 weeks of training & would love to have it before then!

  • Bionic

    I ordered mine on June 27th. My card BETTER be charged today and I would love to have it thursday or friday. Staples customers SHOULD NOT get theirs first.

    • Tyler Chappell

      I agree, I first ordered mine on the 27th at around 11pm, then decided i wanted the cover, and ordered that at 3am.
      I then cancelled my order around 2pm on the 28th and then reordered the N7 and cover at the same time to save the separate $10 shipping for the cover.

    • Ryan Powell

      I feel your pain. No charge on my card yet and no updates on the wallet status page. Ultimately it will just be a couple days difference between when everyone receives them (Google and Staples orders) so I’m not trying to get too beat up over it. It does feel kind of wrong if Staples orders get received before the people that ordered directly from Google the day the device was announced.

  • Liderc

    Kellex, ya mind putting the Galaxy Nexus beside the Nexus 7 for a shot? Interested about the size.

  • Keith0606

    i hope it ships tomorrow so it arrives on Friday, would love to have it for the weekend.

    • bravokiloromeo

      Same here. Traveling next week and I would be heartbroken if it delivered while I was gone.

  • Jeff Tycz

    lets hope thats 1-2 weeks for new orders and for people that already pre-ordered it ships tomorrow

    • Bionic

      or today. Staples is starting to ship for July 13th arrivals.

  • In all the times I looked at the Play store it always has said 1-2 weeks. Even when I pre ordered during I/O it was still 1-2 weeks.

  • MikeSaver

    My charge is pending!

    • Bionic

      what day did you order? and what time if i may ask

  • Dave

    Yeah I had a pending charge the first day of pre-order but then it went away (which I heard was normal). I’m not betting on anything until I see the charge again on my account.

    • Bionic

      same here, people who ordered on day one should get it first, not retarded staples customers

  • Booyah

    If you buy from Staples by today, they’ll deliver to your door by the 17th. Free shipping too!

  • Billt

    FWIW I am on vacation and called to see if they could change the shipping address and they said that any tablets ordered before July 1 are already in the process of being shipped and cannot be changed. He stopped short of saying it would be delivered this week but I think that is a safe bet.

    • Thanks for the update, I really hope your “bet” is right! That would be a great surprise for all of us!

    • Ryan Powell

      You get an up-vote for lifting my hopes and dreams of a Nexus 7 world happening this week.

    • mikel61101

      where do you live? I’ll be happy to swing by and grab it for you… (Insert Evil Laugh Here)

    • derekross

      Happened to my sister, she’s going to be back ‘home’ all next week and Google said they were unable to change the shipping address as it’s shipping in a few days.

    • angermeans

      I sure hope that you are correct. I would love to be using my Nexus 7 by this weekend (I know that was not mentioned, but a guy can dream can’t he?). Thanks for sharing the news this would be great if it ends up being true.

    • michael arazan

      I’m still going to wait till a larger group of people have had time using it and just to make sure bugs don’t appear (doubtful). I want to buy this for my father’s birthday so he doesn’t have to use his 6 yo 5 lb laptop anymore while he chills in front of the tv. And 1 for my self too

  • jeesung

    charge is “pending” as of 7/9

  • discstu37

    I haven’t been charged yet, but my available credit has been reduced by the cost of the tablet.

  • TimothyLMJR

    I was charged a week ago. I thought Google doesnt charge until it ships? Unless my Nexus 7 is lost somewhere, I’m a bit clueless 😛

    • Southrncomfortjm

      They probably just put a hold on the amount until the final charge went through. That way they are sure to get their money when it actually does ship.

    • Jonathan Rose

      I saw the charge the same day i placed the pre-order but it has since dissappeared. I guess it was just soem sort of authrorization or something

  • hfd1113

    Hurrah! So we get it and play with it for a while and then throw it in some corner with the rest of the gadgets.

  • Ryan Powell

    E-T-E-R-N-I-T-Y! I want my Nexus 7 now.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Makes sense that the first rush of deliveries would take a while since they have to preconfigure several hundred thousand, if not a few million, devices with each purchaser’s Google Play accounts before shipping. Well, they do for anyone who chose that option. Here’s hoping for 1 week instead of 2!

    • jeesung

      very optimistic sales numbers! let’s hope you’re right 🙂

      • Southrncomfortjm

        Bigger sales means a bigger focus on Android tablet development. Definitely a good thing.

    • Chris White

      They don’t need to pre-configure any devices. Most likely, when a table is about to ship, their system will scan the ID, and automatically link the device ID to the customer’s Google account.