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16GB Nexus 7 Shipping Estimate Now at 3-4 Weeks

Hopefully you placed your order for a 16GB Nexus 7 order already, as the shipping estimate is now showing as “3-4 weeks” instead of the “1-2 weeks” time frame for the 8GB model. This is just a guess, but I’d say that customers are realizing before purchasing that 8GB of storage is not enough, even if the device is cloud-focused. One HD movie and a couple of big games can take up 8GB of space in a matter of minutes, so going with the larger storage option of the two is probably the safest move.

Most orders should arrive today, be sure to let us know your initial thoughts on the hottest little 7″ tablet to hit store shelves in some time.

Via:  Google Play

Cheers anezarati and Andrew!

  • Just got mine! And got the update! Love it so far!!!

  • fanboy1974

    My precious will be here in a few hours.

    • EvanTheGamer


  • Rich R

    Still waiting to hear something from Google – unbelievable! Ordered within 1st hour available from Play Store. Absolute BS

    • Artune

      Did you order with a case? I did and it seems to be the trouble why we are dead last to get a status update.

    • Rich R.

      Screw Play Store and their waiting game – searched Staples.com store availability and one within 30 miles had a few – took my chance and now have 1 in hand!

  • alphanu22

    ordered a 16GB w/ Cover, still no email-
    Im guessing the ones that ordered a case with the preorder is getting hold up. Google is waiting for the cases to arrive. Went in to Office Depot yesterday and picked up the last one for free. Gotta love them rewards points-


    • Havoc70

      I didnt order a case and im still without email and without any shipment info or even charges to my CC

      • jonkido

        yeah, i didn’t order a case either. i’ve got nothing

  • bigfire

    re: Omar Amer

    Likewise, out for delivery. Now I’m just waiting for the screen cover and the case.

  • guest

    gotta love it. Yesterday the UPS guy comes to my job at 10:30 (est). Today still MIA. 10:30-11 is his normal time so of course today he would be late. I honestly wouldnt expect anything else with the way things have been going. But hey at least im getting mine today so no complaints.

  • Havoc70

    No email no call no charges, absolutely the most horrible customer service. Never Again from the play store.

  • russell

    The UPS driver on my route comes between 12-1:30. My lunch is 12-1. May have to come back to work a little late to wait for this bad boy

  • I ordered on the 3rd, and still haven’t heard from Google… Does this mean I have to wait 4 weeks?!?!?!?! What the hell!!!

  • Joshua Dudash

    ordered on the 5th… still no notification from google at all!

  • MikeSaver

    I should’ve gotten the 16GB version, but I didn’t think about it. I won’t be downloading any movies though. If I just have like 3 GBs of Comic books, one magazine subscription and a couple games (NBA Jam, Mass Effect, maybe Dead Trigger) you think I’ll be good? All my music is on Google Music so I’m good there.

  • Brian Dawson

    I just walked into a game stop and bought one. No muss no fuss.

  • George264

    Wow. Lol. It’s funny how everyone who ordered on day 1 and like day 2, seem to not even get confirmation. If you are already really mad, please stop reading.
    I ordered mine last Thursday.
    I got a confirmation Friday.
    Mine is on truck for me now.
    Heh. heh. heh.

  • Droid4LifeDawg

    They kinda messed me up, I placed the order for the 16g and then placed another order 5 days later for the 8g, and I got the 8g today with no word on the 16g.

  • Michael B

    Still waiting for my conformation, I really wish I pre-ordered it

  • My CC got hit yesterday from Office Depot… “Dynamex” has it out for delivery sometime today…

  • enob

    Anybody get their play credit yet? When does that happen?

    • jeesung

      previous posts say when you activate the device with your Google account

    • Brian Dawson

      Yes as soon as I logged in to my Google account. I also got a free copy of Transformers Dark of the Moon.

  • Yagermeister

    Order Date: June 28, 2012 11:11:42 AM UTC-5 and still no confirmation of delivery or status change 🙁

    • Yagermeister

      16GB with cover ordered

    • Javis Sullivan

      same here. Does google even know they are skipping over the very first orders?

    • Brent Stewart

      Same here, I ordered on the 28th too. No cover. No Personalization. No status change, no CC charges. Absolute limbo.

    • Yagermeister

      Finally got through to a human after a 1 hour and 13 minute wait time…They assured me I would be getting a confirmation email today as TODAY is the last day of shipping confirmations going out for the first wave of orders.

      • moelsen8

        i hope you’re right. i had to hang up after waiting a half hour and then again another 20 minutes today. they need to hire more reps. or release some info, or something.

  • ZTW1217


    • JDHokie

      Hulk smash

    • Let me guess, you ordered a cover with it?

      • Brent Stewart

        The covers are not the issue. Covers are shipping entirely separate in a lot of cases. I’ve seen reports of users getting their covers today and their Nexus 7 orders still in limbo. There’s no rhyme or reason. I’ve personally run out of theories at this point.

  • Odinson

    Just remember to whip out your Crocodile Dundee knife to open it.

    • Jack Holt

      I didn’t have an issue opening mine.

  • ordered June 27th, had charge taken out yesterday, but no shipping email.

    Yet people who ordered last week are getting theirs now.

    Will never order a device directly from Google again.

  • Ordered from B&H and yesterday it said the order went to their warehouse, shipping soon. Here’s to hoping…

  • order it from office depot, i ordered on friday cancelled order since sams club got it in, however sams club didnt take my visa credit card, than got home and re-ordered friday night said delivery this tuesday than said it was on back order, and than got an email this morning saying it will be delivered today 🙂 office depot is awesome, too bad its a gift for the wife and i cant open it til her bday haha.

  • r0lct

    Kellex I’ll show you my unpacking video if you show me yours. 😛

  • Mine arrives today, came 2nd day air. I’m stoked!

  • Chucklez

    Still waiting on any change to my account since purchasing it July 1. No shipping update. No charge to my CC. Nothing.

  • ArrowCool

    Now the question is do I sell my 16GB being delivered today on ebay? I can probably wait another couple weeks, I still have my TP running CM9……decisions, decisions.

  • mike

    Ordered my 16gb last night at 9pm and i’m pretty sure it said ships in 1-2 weeks. I hope I get it sooner than a month from now.

  • Mine is out for delivery as well. I just hope it takes less time to open then the “Montage” from yesterday suggests 🙂

  • stupidllama

    on the truck, other then others getting it first, google actually did a good job in getting this out, when i orders they said in the next few weeks, to get it on the 17th is not bad, i was hoping to have it before the end of July (can you tell i have own moto devices), yes it sucks that some got theirs before me(and others) when they ordered way after me (and others) and not right from the source but its not like it was weeks after, they got theirs end of last week we got ours beginning of this week, a simple matter of not realizing much faster it is to stack a bunch on pallets and get them to business via truck then individually send out many via air.

    • George264

      When did you order it? I ordered pretty late, because I was pretty hesitant about it. I ordered last Thursday, got confirmation on Friday, and it’s on the truck now. Which I think I got really lucky on.

      • I ordered mine on Thursday as well around noon. Still havent been charged. /sigh

      • loadedmyles

        Which Nexus 7 did you order? the 16GB or 8GB

        • George264

          The 16GB one. And I’m typing on it right now!

  • BrianLipp

    So glad I ordered on day 1. No confirmation email and no charge on my card. Meanwhile people who ordered days/weeks after me got theirs. Thanks Google! Can’t even cancel it and get it somewhere else.

    • I ordered mine day one and it is on truck today 🙁

    • Ian Castillo

      Dude Feel your pain

    • EricRees

      Same thing happened to me. Talked to a Google Rep last night and he noticed I ordered “4 minutes after we opened it up” and I still don’t have a tracking number. Very disappointed.

    • gambit07

      That sucks! I ordered mine on the 2nd and it’s out for delivery today

    • Same here. I’m starting to wonder if Google is holding back orders that were placed along with the ASUS cover? can anyone confirm? I ordered a 16gb on day 1 along with the cover and have had no charge to my card and no communication from Google at all. Only thing I have is the reciept in Google Wallet that the order is complete and sent to Google. VERY DISAPPOINTED.

      • moelsen8

        i got a 16gb with cover and nothing yet either. it looks like it’s starting to be a trend..

        • I ordered just the 16GB tablet and I still have received no information. If its not charged today Im going to Gamestop.

          • moelsen8

            yeah I’m about to cancel and order online somewhere else to avoid the tax. it’s bs.

          • moelsen8

            can’t even get through to cancel it. i waited a half hour on hold an hour ago before hanging up, and it’s still the same now. this sucks.

      • florious80

        It is because of the cover. I just got my delivered an hour ago, and I didn’t order a cover. Just N7 itself, 16gb.

  • Kellex – Lets see your unboxing vid! Vote this up if you agree!

    • He is probably prepping for unboxing fail as we speak.

      • Actually, I messaged Kellex about it.. He said the video is gone. 🙁 – I say he owes us a different fail video! Maybe “Droid-Life Outtakes” or something..

        • I am disappoint. Did he say how bad a fail it was?

          • No, just said that he looked for it, and couldn’t find it.. – He wrote on the Unboxing Montage page this:
            “You may have noticed that we didn’t post an unboxing and instead went with the “hands-on with a demo device” followed by a device overview once we returned from San Francisco. We filmed an unboxing, but it wasn’t pretty and decided to pass on it, partly because of the issues we had.”

          • lol, maybe he should have searched recursively.

  • r0lct

    Google seems to have plenty of the 8GB model. I ordered one yesterday around noon and it arrived already.

  • moelsen8

    what the hell, i preordered within an hour of it being announced. no email, no bank charges, nothing yet.

    • Did you also order accessories w/it?

      • moelsen8

        yeah, a case.. was just wondering if that could be why.

    • r0lct

      Have you tried calling them?

      • moelsen8

        no. i should though.

        • r0lct

          Just seems something has to be wrong as I didn’t order mine until the 9th and it’s coming today. Hopefully you can convince them to ship it without the case or just cancel the case part of the order.

          • moelsen8

            i’m going to do this right now, thanks.

          • r0lct

            I know nothing is worse then having to wait for an impulse buy 😛

          • moelsen8

            especially watching everyone else receive it and then seeing messages from google stating that all of them should arrive today. damn google support must be overwhelmed. i hung up after a half hour of waiting. jesus.

  • Jason Hillesheim

    Still says 1-2 weeks for me.

  • Jack Holt

    Ordered mine Friday and it showed me 1-2 weeks. I hope it ships this week or next. If not I will wait patiently 🙂

  • Liderc

    Just called my Sam’s Club, they got 10 16gb’s today, woot.

  • Russ

    Never again Google!!!!!

    • TheWhiteLotus

      It’s actually Asus shipping them, from what Google told me.

      • It’s Google that puts its name on the device, so this Google’s responsibility.

  • Presb4

    This is bull $hit. I ordered mine from the play store on the first day it when up on the play store and I still have not got a email from Google saying it is ready to ship. I know the order went through because I can see it in my play store account.

  • Gregg

    Still waiting for my pre order to hit my card and ship!

  • matt

    Mine is on the truck as well. When was a Tuesday ever so exciting 🙂

  • TheWhiteLotus

    “One HD movie and a couple of big games can take up 8GB of space in a matter of minutes”

    Are you sure? Final Fantasy III, with updated HD graphics only takes up 125 MB if I’m not mistaken. At least that’s what I’ve read. I realize other games take up more, but I am hesitant to believe a couple games and ONE HD movie take up 8 GB.

    • I’m pretty sure you can trust us. Transformers took up 3.5GB of storage and remember, the thing doesn’t come with a full 8GB. The system is on there and all other misc crap. Once arrived, you’re looking at like 6.5GB of storage. It goes really quickly.

      • r0lct

        But there are plenty of people getting by just fine on the Kindle Fire with 8 GB.

        So it matters more the type of user. Personally I got the 16GB “just in case” but for work I ordered a 8 GB as there will be no movies installed on and only casual games for meetings. 😛

        • You don’t need to walk around with your movie and music library on there, but for example, I was on a flight so I wanted to download the movie on there. I also need some games like GTAIII and ShadowGun. That left me with half a gig for whatever else.

          Of course, once I got home I just delete the crap and I’m fine. And yes, it always depends on the type of user 😛

    • stupidllama

      and i imagine a game like FF may start off as a small download but increase in size rapidly over time, this is just speculation, but a lot of games have small initial installs then as soon as you launch the game you have to download all kinds of stuff that pushes it up to a gig or more (and i’m not talking about optional stuff but actual game content).

    • George264

      one hd movie is about 4-5 GBs, at least with my experience with iTunes. And games like Asphalt or Modern Combat do indeed take up 1._ GBs. Sucks. Hopefully my 16 GBs won’t fill up fast :/

  • A friend of mine ordered his 2 days ago, it shipped yesterday, and is out for delivery today.

    • THIS is what is pissing me off. (ordered literally within 3 minutes)

      • Wait what? You’re pissed because it shipped quickly to my friend?

        Oh, nevermind, I see now. You preordered 3 minutes after it showed up on the play store.

    • jeesung

      Must live close to the warehouse. Mine is shipping to CA via Pony Express from Kentucky.

      I could have walked to Mountain View and back faster 🙂

      • LionStone

        Hah…mine is on the same horse from Kentucky! 😉

  • dschneider

    This already appears to be affecting preorder fulfillment. I ordered within 10 minutes of it hitting the store thanks to you guys, and it still hasn’t been shipped.

    • Same. And nary a word from google. That is the most irritating part.

  • Jack Holt

    Ordered mine last Friday after selling off my OG Transformer. I really hope it falls under the 1-2 week time frame that it showed Friday.

  • Liquidretro

    For people like me who, still don’t have a tracking number, Google has some new info for you here

    • heiko

      i’m in the same boat. thanks for sharing.

      • moelsen8

        yeah me too, this blows.

    • JD Atlanta

      Thanks for posting this … but as I read this, it says nothing about people like me, who haven’t received a tracking number. I received a “confirmation e-mail” on July 3. Sheesh! I hate “non-answers.” 🙂

      • moelsen8

        all i have is a confirmation email from the day they announced it. it’s ridiculous.

  • StickMount.

    That is all.

  • On the truck, enroute to my house! So glad I’m getting my preorder earlier than everyone else! /s

  • Try it

    Just a recommendation for people who want this. Don’t order it from Google, try to get it from Staples. Though it probably shows that its sold out, check back periodically because it changes all the time. It’s free shipping and it ships immediately. I ordered mine yesterday and it’s coming tomorrow. $14 for shipping is a little absurd in my opinion

    • whomp

      EDIT: nevermind, staples doesn’t sell it online anymore. Whomp Whomp. I used to work for them though, go to any staples and they can do a store-to-store transfer for you if yours doesn’t carry it

      • Mack

        Right now their website says “In Store Only Special Order”. I’m hoping this means some of there stores have some in stock.

    • George264

      Yeah, I should have known. I live a couple blocks away from a Staples, and I walked in today, and they were setting up one for display and told me they had some in stock. I should have bought from them, instead, my order is still “out for delivery”

    • Pre-order = FAIL

  • Mine is “Out for Delivery”. I Can’t. Freaking. Wait!

    • JDHokie

      Mine too. Constantly refreshing the page makes the UPS driver move faster, right?

      • ddevito

        same here

        • p

          Just got mine trying out during lunch need to home and
          Unlock and root it.

          • Coolio! I’m also constantly hitting refresh at the UPS site. I even signed up for SMS tracking… even though I’m home to receive the package. UPS, why you no hurry up!!!

      • Adam

        mine too

      • George264

        Omg, me too. Right now, I’m sitting at the window, hoping for it to come faster!

      • JDHokie

        It’s here! It’s here!

    • r0lct

      Good thing my UPS driver always comes late afternoon otherwise I’d be tempted to run home and pick it up.

    • Mine is on its way to work, should arrive right before my lunch break

    • Ian Castillo

      Not Me I ordered on the 3rd and haven’t heard any thing from google

      • I pre-ordered on the 3rd as well, and nothing…. I’m really worried. I’m not waiting 4 weeks.

        • lighter

          Mine was preordered on JUNE 29th!!!! and nothing nothing nothing nothing. I ordered that case with it, so i think that is the problem. I have been on the phone on hold for …well, a long time now.

          • I doubt it has to do with the case as those who ordered with and without are still left in the dark of their orders regardless of order date.

      • jonkido


      • All US and Australia preorders are scheduled to ship by July 17th.”

        To me, that means that folks who ordered on the 3rd, 7th, or any time during the “pre-order” period should have received a shipment notification by now, or will yet today.

        I pre-ordered on the 7th and haven’t seen anything yet. I will wait until tomorrow to officially get my panties in a bunch, XDA-style.

        • I pre-ordered 7/11, guess I gotta wait the 3-4 weeks…damn!

      • JD Atlanta

        Also ordered 7/3, also have heard nothing. Live in US.

        • Me too, please don’t make me wait 3-4 weeks Google.

          • Ordered on 7/2 and it arrived today! Guess I just made the cut-off!

          • *rage* ╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    • Mine also!

    • msnight04

      Same. Shame I have work until 5pm and then class until 10pm. By the time I get home, I won’t have much time to play. :'(

    • EvanTheGamer

      You will NOTTTTTTTTT be disappointed(obvious much?)!! Best new tablet to become available in the last two years. And will probably remain the greatest for the next 6 months. Jelly Bean FTW!

    • Ordered mine on July 7, no word from Google yet. Some people who ordered after me are getting it, thats no right! But I hope I get it soon, before Friday. But good news you all are getting it soon!

      • P233asw, did you order anything else with your Nex7?

        • Nope! Just the tablet. I don’t know, I thought it might be by state (I live in PA) but someone from here already got his, so I guess its just completely random shipments to whoever they want first.

    • Raven


      8:07 A.M.

      Out For DeliveryDang ol’ just speed it the hell up!

      • Raven

        Well, that post got butchered by Disqus.

      • Raven


        Let the Unboxing commence!

    • Mine is on a UPS truck to arrive today as well. I expect it to be a nice upgrade from the Kindle Fire I’ve been using. 🙂

    • Omar, what date did you submit pre-order to Google Play? Mine was only 7/11/12…

      • mine was on the night of the 27th. Definitly not the first to pre-order the tablet.

    • Mine is now “delivered to front door”! Cant wait to get home!

    • jeesung

      damn. i’m not home for another 5.5 hours!!